A GOLD LEAF COVERED FLY WHISK HANDLE, BAULE TRIBE IVORY COAST( No 1165 )

Price
$371
This is a pretty, gold leaf covered figurative fly whisk from the Baule tribe of the Ivory Coast.  Features a chameleon at the top and a knot of wisdom  The gold has a lovely rich red gold hue. Traditional red felt around the bottom, which would have wrapped the horse tail whisk, which has been lost.  Would have been carried by a Baule chief as a symbol of office.  In good condition, with wear, especially to the high points. Doesn’t stand unassisted.  Height approx 25cm

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