Yombe Congo Hand Carved Wooden Figural Tribal Bell on Stand

Yombe Congo Hand Carved Wooden Figural Tribal Bell on Stand

Code: FM015

Dimensions:

W: 14cm (5.5")H: 32cm (12.6")D: 12.5cm (4.9")

£840.00 Approx $1064.64, €983.61

A superb African tribal Yombe carved wooden figural bell with later stand originating from the Congo and dating from the early to mid 20th century. The bell has a hollow carved wooden body of circular form with sun like faces carved to either side within an ornate carved border. The handle which is carved from the same piece of wood is modelled as a seated mother holding a baby on her lap. Two wooden freely hanging clangers are attached by rope and protrude below the base. The bell comes complete with a later metal display stand and is not marked and is a wonderful display piece to enhance any interior. 

Provenance: acquired from the private collection of a Belgian gentleman.

In good condition with customary natural drying splits.