Rare Bakota Osseyba Naja Figure
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Rare Bakota Osseyba Naja Figure

$1,255.00
Est. Arrival: May 27 - Jun 08
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Why we love this
Superb and rare African highly distinctive narrow metal strip-covered wooden sculptures known to the Mahongwe as 'osseyba', and the Europeans called them "naja" because they resembled the head of an erect cobra. This highly characteristic example It dates probably to the mid-20th century. A superb example of a very distinctive style of African sculptural art, it would make a fine collector’s piece .
Color: brass brown black
Condition: Very Good; minor wire loose
Dimensions: 5.5" L x 7.75" W x 21" H
Era: Vintage: 1960s
Made Of: brass wood
SKU: 77493713
ESTIMATED ARRIVAL: May 27 - Jun 08
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Ethnika Home Décor and Antiques was founded in 1987 by interior designer and antiques dealer Yvonne Jean Rabie and her husband, the internationally renowned artist Daniel Carranza. Together they have traveled the globe seeking out one-of-a-kind antiques, furniture, and accessories. Their clients include top decorators, dealers, and collectors. Named one of the best stores by Westchester Magazine.
Why we love this
Superb and rare African highly distinctive narrow metal strip-covered wooden sculptures known to the Mahongwe as 'osseyba', and the Europeans called them "naja" because they resembled the head of an erect cobra. This highly characteristic example It dates probably to the mid-20th century. A superb example of a very distinctive style of African sculptural art, it would make a fine collector’s piece .
About the Seller
Ethnika Home Décor and Antiques was founded in 1987 by interior designer and antiques dealer Yvonne Jean Rabie and her husband, the internationally renowned artist Daniel Carranza. Together they have traveled the globe seeking out one-of-a-kind antiques, furniture, and accessories. Their clients include top decorators, dealers, and collectors. Named one of the best stores by Westchester Magazine.