Live Auction, 5 June 2017

Sold for

ZAR 9 954
Lot 56
  • Nesta Nala; Beer Vessel


Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 9 954

About this Item

South African 1940-2005
Beer Vessel
signed and dated 23-7-1993
incised and fired clay
height: 22cm

Notes

Despite potting in a familiar Zulu tradition, Nesta Nala's simple, elegant works remained utterly distinctive throughout her career. Her hand-coiled pots, typically smeered smooth with a calabash fragment, were intricately incised with unique, geometric patterns, before being blackened, rubbed with animal fat and shined up according to custom.


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