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Mixed Lot Zaire, Congo African Folk Art Cup and Malachite Bead Strand

Mixed Lot Zaire, Congo African Folk Art Cup and Malachite Bead Strand

Regular price $124.00

Mixed Lot Zaire, Congo African Folk Art Cup and Malachite Bead Strand

Mixed lot that includes folk art from Zaire (Congo) Africa, Hand carved & signed wooden chalice, and a string of Malachite round beads.

We are very happy to be able to offer this 2 piece mixed lot of African folk art.

The first item in this lot is a hand carved chalice or cup, the cup has a bowl sitting atop a carved head. There is a ring handle carved into the back of the head. This little cup is signed and dated 1965 by the artist, something that we wish occurred more often with folk art from Africa. Condition- The overall condition of this cup is very good. But we are pretty confident that this cup was intended for display use only, as a small hole was drilled about midway from the lip and the bottom. There is also a 7/16 inch davit at the bottom of the cup, located above the right eye of the head carving.

The second item is a beautiful hand knotted string of large Malachite beads, these beads, on average are approximately 3/8 inches in diameter. There are 71 beads in the strand, and 22 of the beads are either chipped or fractured (see pictures for examples) but the remaining beads are impressive mineral specimens.

If you love and collect the folk art of the rich cultures and peoples of Africa, then this mask will make a wonderful addition to your collection.

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Item Dimensions

Height Width Depth Diameter Weight





9 oz..


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