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Collection of 20 Decorative Figures, DRC

S/N:1908

  • £12,979
  • €13,850 Euro
  • $16,207 US Dollar

Belgium

DC Member since 2020
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Collection of 20 Decorative Figures, DRC

COLLECTIT! by SPECTANDUM
Such dolls were mostly used for a so-called second funeral. After the deceased was buried, the remains were exhumed again a few months later. Sometimes pieces of hair or of bone were taken and inserted into these dolls. This allowed the relatives to always have a link with the deceased.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 50cm (19.69in)
  • W: 24.7cm (9.72in)
  • D: 17cm (6.69in)

Period: 

Fourth quarter 20th Century

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For COLLECTIT! by SPECTANDUM owner Guy Kuypers, the history of his collecting began at the Porte de Clignancourt in Paris with a Napoleon III case filled with Exotic Birds. The colorful birds piqued my imagination and became the beginning of a passion for Natural History, Ethnography, European Works of Art, Antiquities and Curiosities that drive me on all continents, looking for fascinating and rare objects. Whether they are natural or man-made, all have an interesting story to tell.

So, it is finally in this spirit that the collection, which encompasses Natural History, Tribal Art, Paintings, Sculptures and Curiosities from many cultures and periods in history finds its rationale and its roots.

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