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African Carved Wood Equestrian Figure

Auction:
2376
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$2,233

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2376
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

African Carved Wood Equestrian Figure, Yoruba, the male figure on a diminutive stylized horse and holding a snake in one hand that extends to the horse's head, traces of blue and red pigments, (insect damage), ht. 20 1/4 in.

Literature: Pictured in Hurst catalog Art of West Africa, 1987, colored frontispiece, and pg. 19.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

head , head, West Africa, Equestrian statue, Equidae, Horses, Insect, Yoruba people

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