A pair of Cingalo-Portuguese statuettes depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Carved in ivory with remains of the original polychrome paint, the ivory has acquired a fine patina of old age and wear.
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) under Portuguese rule. 17th century.
- Adam: H 9.4cm ; W 2.7cm ; diameter (base) 1.7cm
- Eve: H 9.3cm ; W 2.5cm ; diameter (base) 1.6cm
Note: in good original condition, with only a small repair to Eve's feet (see pictures)
1 500 €