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Lot 552
  • Malcolm Payne; Mafikeng Head
  • Malcolm Payne; Mafikeng Head


Lot Estimate
ZAR 12 000 - 16 000
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About this Item

South African 1946-
Mafikeng Head
signed and dated '88
terracotta
height: 70cm

Notes

"While in Mafikeng (the capital of Bophuthatswana, now Northwest Province) [Payne] commences series of terracotta sculptures entitled The Mafikeng Heads. These works pay tribute to early stone-age ceramicists works in particular the art primes The Lydenburg Heads, unearthed in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga dating from ± 1000 BC." Malcolm Payne Archive, http://www.malcolmpayne.co.za/, accessed 19 February 2021.

 

Similar examples from the series appear in Johannesburg and Durban Art Galleries.


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