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African Carved Wood Shango Staff

Auction:
2376
Lot:
66
Sold for:
$2,115$1,800

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

Description:

African Carved Wood Shango Staff, Yoruba, with cylindrical handle surmounted by a platform with a kneeling female figure holding a bird in one hand and a gourd-shaped item in the other, the axe-shaped projection from head stained black on one side and with kaolin-filled incised lozenges, black surface, ht. 17 in.

Provenance: Charles Miller.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

Charles Miller, Axe, Yoruba people

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