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African Carved Wood Staff

Auction:
2473
Lot:
101
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2473
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 26, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

African Carved Wood Staff, Yoruba, Eshu, the short staff with a kneeling figure wearing a distinctive curved headdress with a perforated ridge along the top terminating in a smaller bearded head, the neck with cloth and leather collars with dangling stacked cowrie shells, black surface with traces of blue pigment, ht. 17 in.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Keywords

bearded head, Yoruba mythology

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