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African Gourd with Carved Wood Head

Auction:
2074
Lot:
47
Sold for:
$633$550

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Auction:
Sale #2074 - 2074
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
September 15, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

African Gourd with Carved Wood Head, Yaka, the stylized head with extended tongue, large upturned nose, coffee bean eyes, crested coiffure with hole for suspension, attached to a perforated gourd with encrustation, embedded trade beads, and fiber carrying strap, aged patina, ht. 5 in.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Carved Wood Head , Argentine culture, Bead, Brazilian cuisine, Cucurbitaceae, Latin American cuisine, Tea culture