Shrine Object

Lobi, Burkina Faso
19th Century

Previous Collection: The Michael Oliver Collection, Reganald Groux

So many of these snakes on the market today are reproductions; they are falsely aged with rust. This example has a deep varied patina from decades of use. The organic form is truly wonderful; it flows with life-like body movement that gives the impression the piece is actually in motion. A very high quality example.

This snake stands 7 inches in height.

SOLD / 1-14-11