Lot 53

Using the natural shape of the horn, the skilled craftsman has created an object that is both highly intricate and symbolic, Two figures, one male and one female, sit facing each other atop two crouching spirit figures who clutch their legs to them, the central part of the horn depicts a stylised crocodile, which could be a representation of the river god, who is thought to sometimes appear as a crocodile, amongst other creatures, The male and female figures could be representations of real individuals wishing to draw power and strength from the spiritual realms, 15.6cm high,
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Estimate: £3,000-£4,000