Important South African and International Art

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Karel Nel; Memory Drawing: Ceremonial Seat in the Form of an Alligator’s Head
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Lot 148

South African 1955-
Memory Drawing: Ceremonial Seat in the Form of an Alligator’s Head
signed with the artist's initials and inscribed with 'Siege ceremonial in forme de tête d'aligator. Site de Papaguyo N. O. du Costa Rica a.p. JC. 1200– 1600. Musée de l'Homme, Paris'.
graphite and Conté chalk on handmade paper
70 by 100cm excluding frame

Sold for R 35 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 39 830

Estimate R 20 000 - 30 000

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Rory Doepel (1993). Karel Nel: Transforming Symbols, Johannesburg: Foundation for the Creative Arts, a work from the same series, shown hanging in the artist’s studio, is illustrated in black and white on page 10.

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