A Tutsi archer's bracelet, igitembe

Rwanda

Wood and copper, of crescent form, with inlaid squares of copper, rich patina, raised on a bespoke mount.

H: 9, W: 9 3/4 in.



PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Thomas McNemar, Lexington, Virginia.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Tom Phillips, Africa: The Art of a Continent (London: Royal Academy of Arts; Munich: Prestel, 1995), 157.
Estimate $600-900

Sold for $375 (buyer's premium included)