Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

Sold for

ZAR 1 642
Lot 86
  • Ethelina Mamqaba; Archbishop Tutu Doll
  • Ethelina Mamqaba; Archbishop Tutu Doll

Lot Estimate
ZAR 500 - 700
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 1 642

About this Item

South African Twentieth Century
Archbishop Tutu Doll
signed
mixed media and found object
height: 47,5cm; width: 44cm; depth: 7cm

Notes

Doll maker: Ethelina Mamqaba, a grandmother from one of the peri-urban Cape Town areas, supporting her whole family by hand-making the Tutu Dolls.
When presented with the first doll, the Arch replied: “What gorgeous surprises. I don’t know whether there will be a market but you must all be congratulated.”

Provenance

Donated by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.


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