Ceremonial Chalk Spoon

Igbo; Nigeria
Late 19th; Early 20th Century
Ex: Private NYC Collection

Primitive art meets modern art with this fantastic Igbo Chalk spoon. Conceived like a Picasso painting; this surreal multi-headed example
is a feat of Nigerian art. The three heads are extremely well carved and they each exude a serene presence. The offering of chalk is an important aspect of Igbo tribal life, and a sign of hospitality. The whiteness of chalk is a sign of purity, beauty and the spirit world. The patina on this example is fine and varied from decades of use. In excellent condition.

This Spoon stands 15 inches tall.

Price: $3500 / IN 2001