Herero Ladle - Namibia

This large and remarkably rare ladle presents a delightful marriage of the utilitarian and the aesthetic. Robust and solidly shaped, the piece exhibits a flair of elegance with its hooked profile and beautiful finial, which likely depicts the female sex organ.


Herero
Wood
Late 19th or early 20th century
H: 15" W: 5"
Ex Kevin Conru; private NY collection
#234
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