FORGE BELLOWS with ANTHROPOMORPHIC face Nigeria First half of the 20th century

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    First half of the 20th century
    Wood, skin and cord
    H: 71; Wt: 35; Thickness: 18 cm
    (eroded wood on the back and neck)

    This tool, specific to the blacksmith, consists of an oblong, monoxyl wooden structure pierced with two blowing pipes. They merge on the lower part, forming stylized legs to the male figure. The full back was placed on the floor.
    The head of the anthropomorphic figure is finely sculpted and detailed: he wears a beard, his half-open mouth reveals two small teeth, his eyelids, nasolabial folds and forehead wrinkles are incised, his cheeks are marked with diamond-shaped scarifications. Its neck is pierced so that a suspension cord can be slipped into it.
    The two bellows pots are placed on her bust. They are covered with two pieces of skin stapled to the structure. Their center has two wooden discs supporting the two handling rods allowing the actuation of the tool. When one wand was raised, the other had to be lowered and vice versa in order to activate the membranes.

    Note: Heavy shipping and large volume of packaging. Possibility of hand delivery in Paris.


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