Vintage African? Large Carved Wood Statues Figures Couple Man Woman Baskets 28"
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Vintage African? Large Carved Wood Statues Figures Couple Man Woman Baskets 28":
This listing is for the two carved wood statues that you see in the photos. I purchased them at an estate sale in Oregon where I was not told their history. There were many antique and vintage items at the sale. I do not know how old they are or where they are from. Judging my how old the wood looks. I am guessing that they are old enough to be considered vintage if not older. The general appearance of the figures including the cornrows on the woman and what looks to me like an African antelope being held by the man makes me think that they are probably from Africa. I do not know where in Africa. I have not seen or found on the internet similar carvings from any culture. I leave it to the buyer to decide where they are from and how old they are.
Including the base, the statue of a woman measures close 28 ¾ inches tall and weighs close to 7 pounds 6.8 ounces. Including the base, the statue of a man measures close to 23 ¼ inches tall and weighs close to 5 pounds 8 ounces. I do not know what kind of wood they are carved from. They feel relatively heavy to me and the wood looks dense so I am guessing that they are made from some kind of relatively hard wood. I leave it to the buyer to decide what kind of wood they are carved from.
The condition is much like you see it in the 25 photos after the general description. They are generally in excellent condition. As far as I can tell, there is no damage. There are areas that are more roughly finished than other areas. There are small irregularities that I believe are from them being hand made. There is a hard and rough or crusty area on the bottom of the base for the man that looks to me like it was probably applied by the maker to make it sit right and not fall over. I wonder if some of the wood has been darkened by being handled but there are natural variations in the color of the wood so it is difficult to say. I think that the man was probably holding something like maybe a spear that is now missing. I see a tiny amount of what looks like paint on the man. Otherwise, they are generally fine and as shown. My photos should give you a good idea of their general condition.
I guarantee these sculptures to be as described and represented by the 25 photos after the general description. The photos are part of the description. Please look at all of them.
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