A pair of ebonised bronze slender Nubian woman carrying brass urns on their heads and set on brass and bronze circular bases. These figures are probably depicting Ndebele woman who wear brass or copper rings around their neck, arms and legs as a symbol of their faithfulness and bond to their husbands. These are in the style of Hagenauer circa 1970s
Hagenauer Werkstatten was founded by Carl Hagenauer, an Austrian designer in 1898 and continued by his sons Franz and Karl Hagenauer from 1928 – 1986. The majority of their works were decorative metal ware and usually took on African themes, most popular of which were the art deco designs.
Pair of Hagenauer Style Nubian Figures 1970s