Lot No. 197


Pathans, North Pakistan, Hindu Kush Mountains, Swat Valley: a lidded coffer made of cedar wood, the front side decorated with flat floral and foliate reliefs.


Pathans, North Pakistan, Hindu Kush Mountains, Swat Valley: a lidded coffer made of cedar wood, the front side decorated with flat floral and foliate reliefs. - Tribal Art

A storage or safe-keeping coffer, with a horizontal lid, along with an iron clasp (without lock). Crafted from Himalayan cedar wood in seven individual pieces. It is pieced together and mortised (without nails). The front side is decorated with a three-part, flat relief made up of floral and leafy motifs. Both curved and sloping side pieces display charming, pointed crests. It is a perfect Pathan everyday object from the upper Swat Valley in the Hindu Kush Mountains. It has a good old usage patina. No significant damage.
Dimensions: 62 cm x 97 cm x 42 cm.
First half to mid-20th century. (ME)

Provenance:
Austrian private collection.

Lit.:
‘Swat. Bauern und Baumeister im Hindukusch’ by Johannes Kalter, ill. p. 123.

Specialist: Erwin Melchardt Erwin Melchardt
+43-1-515 60-465

erwin.melchardt@dorotheum.at

20.02.2017 - 14:00

Starting bid:
EUR 1,200.-

Pathans, North Pakistan, Hindu Kush Mountains, Swat Valley: a lidded coffer made of cedar wood, the front side decorated with flat floral and foliate reliefs.


A storage or safe-keeping coffer, with a horizontal lid, along with an iron clasp (without lock). Crafted from Himalayan cedar wood in seven individual pieces. It is pieced together and mortised (without nails). The front side is decorated with a three-part, flat relief made up of floral and leafy motifs. Both curved and sloping side pieces display charming, pointed crests. It is a perfect Pathan everyday object from the upper Swat Valley in the Hindu Kush Mountains. It has a good old usage patina. No significant damage.
Dimensions: 62 cm x 97 cm x 42 cm.
First half to mid-20th century. (ME)

Provenance:
Austrian private collection.

Lit.:
‘Swat. Bauern und Baumeister im Hindukusch’ by Johannes Kalter, ill. p. 123.

Specialist: Erwin Melchardt Erwin Melchardt
+43-1-515 60-465

erwin.melchardt@dorotheum.at


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Auction: Tribal Art
Date: 20.02.2017 - 14:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 11.02. - 20.02.2017