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Rare South African Carved Wood Male Figure

Auction:
2408
Lot:
150
Sold for:
$5,629

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2408
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 10, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Rare South African Carved Wood Male Figure, Zulu, c. late 19th/early 20th century, the kneeling (?) figure with large head, arms extending to the front and wearing neck, waist, and armbands of traditional polychrome beadwork, nails at the top of head may have secured a headdress (?) traces of red and black pigment, ht. 18 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

Zulu, large head , large head, Polychrome, Western wear

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