Anticus Antiques

Circa: Early 1900s
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Unknown, hand carved
Tribal art, pair of unusual carved figurines, male and female. Not sure where these came from - Solomon Islands, or maybe even Africa. Carved from a two-tone wood, they have inset eyes, which could be seeds. He wears a little modesty cloth and she appears to wear a loose shift dress - although these items are represented by just a few strokes, as they are very economically carved. Possibly carved from rounds of wood, since they are very straight up and down. She has a top-knot hair style. Both have necklaces - could have been added later, especially the woman figure. His necklace is blue and white glass beads, and hers is shell and either tortoiseshell or horn. This necklace also has a screw-barrel clasp, such as was common in the early 20th century. Condition is very good - except that the female figurine has the front of her feet chipped off, and one eye has a chip. They each measure 21 to 21.5 cm high and are around 3.2 to 3.5 cm diameter. Possibly they are either an indigenous version of dolls or tourist souvenirs from the early part of the 20th century. (Selling on Consignment)
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