thanks for your very detailed response, you were very kind. Excuse my
I also thought that I could be a reproduction, but I do not
understand why they would have made a representation different from
the original inserting a figure very different from traditional ones.
This is my doubt, especially being able to see the way in which it
was achieved. I would deepen the study of this figure physically
submitting an expert in order to understand if one is playing or not.
I assure you that if a representation, is made really well in all the
details, including land, oxidation, wear, signs of the time!
Thanks in advance for the information that you can give me.
--- In African_Arts@ yahoogroups. com, Lee Rubinstein
<LeeRubinstein@ ...> wrote:
> For more information about your reliquary figure, which is
> stylistically related to or inspired by Mahongwe Bwiti or Bwété
> reliquary forms, see recent Messages regarding both reliquaries
> the Mahongwe and the broader Kota cultural complex. Relevant
> include Message 3654 referring to the example recently offered at
> Sotheby's on Paris as Lot 138 as well as Message 3655 Several
> previous discussions with relevant links are also referenced in
> Message 3322 with which include various applicable references to
> studies by Louis Perrois and Alain Chaffin as well as the 2007
> exhibition, "Eternal Ancestors" at the Metropolitan Museum in New
> and the accompanying publication: Alisa LaGamma, Eternal
> The Art of Central African Reliquary (New York: Metropolitan
> of Art and New Haven/London: Yale University Press. 2007).
> One element suggestive that the figure which you have presented may
> a commercial reproduction is the inclusion of the zoomorphic figure
> the reverse, an element of which I am not aware as an ordinary
> of such ritual objects. The referenced publications indicated in
> messages to which I have referred may provide you with comparative
> examples through which to determine more conclusively the origin
> function of the figure which you have presented.
> On Dec 13, 2008, at 4:49 PM, giacomomorganti wrote:
> > Hello, i am Giacomo from Italy.
> > I recently acquired a reliquary for me very beautifull!! I have
> > an album, section Photos, link "Giacomo":
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/African_ Arts/photos/ album/1253118286 /pic
> > Excuse me for not very good photos!
> > I hope to find information about this figure. I would like to
> > what
> > you think and if you believe that it is a good piece.
> > I would like to know also, as it is dirt and dust of the earth,
> > clean and restorations. What used to do the restoration? Thank you
> > Giacomo