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African Wood and Metal Reliquary Figure

Auction:
2506
Lot:
239
Sold for:
$31,995$27,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2506
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

African Wood and Metal Reliquary Figure, Gabon, Kota, the stylized abstract form with oval head framed by crescent-shaped flanges, the heart-shaped face with metal pointed teeth, the neck and front covered with stapled brass and copper sheeting, old tag on reverse reads "Babamba, Gaboon," ht. 19 1/2 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Keywords

Gabon, metal pointed teeth, oval head, Brass instrument, Cent, Copper, Flange

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