A Superb and Classic Ivory Bark Cloth Pounder from Central Zaire, Africa

A Superb and Classic Ivory Bark Cloth Pounder from Central Zaire, Africa

1800 to 1900 Central Zaire, Africa

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A Superb and Classic Ivory Bark Cloth Pounder from Central Zaire, Africa
19th Century

Size : 26 cm long – 10¼ ins long
Provenance : Ex Private London collection

c/f a very similar example FMCH X65.8586 a gift of the Wellcome Trust to the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA, USA

This fine elephant ivory bark cloth pounder has aged gracefully, developing a mellow amber patina over time. Its feel resembles touching smooth skin and is perhaps its greatest subliminal attribute.
Dimensions
Height 26.00 cm (10.24 inches)
Medium
Ivory
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