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Auction 2745B

September 6, 2014 10:00AM

09-06-2014 09-06-2014

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

African Head Crest Mask

African Head Crest Mask

Lot:
1
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African Head Crest Mask, Temne, Sierra Leone, the Ode-lay society mask with Janus-head goats, the horn tips with porcupine quills inserted in gourds, (wood loss), ht. 15 1/2, wd. 14 1/2 in. More ...

Temne "Jolly" Mask

Temne "Jolly" Mask

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$215$175

Temne "Jolly" Mask, Sierra Leone, used in the Ode-lay society festivals, two polychrome wood masks on a cloth-wrapped wire foundation, (wood loss), ht. 29 x wd. 17 in. More ...

Temne Polychrome Carved Wood Crest Mask

Temne Polychrome Carved Wood Crest Mask

Lot:
3
Sold for:
$338$275

Temne Polychrome Carved Wood Crest Mask, Sierra Leone, Ode-lay society mask depicting a man astride a ferocious lion who appears to be about to eat a smaller human figure, (wood loss), 28 x 16 More ...

Temne Polychrome Carved Wood Head Crest Mask

Temne Polychrome Carved Wood Head Crest Mask

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4
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Temne Polychrome Carved Wood Head Crest Mask, Sierra Leone, used in Ode-lay society festivals, a Janus mask with a female face in back of a leopard head, with another animal head on top, (wood More ...

Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$923$750

Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks, Nigeria, the superstructures including an owl with two snakes, a scorpion encircled by snakes, a kneeling woman holding two snakes, and a bird pecking More ...

Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$984$800

Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks, Nigeria, includes two masks with snake and bird imagery, one with two soccer players and a snake (damage), and one with a man holding a snake, ht. to More ...

Three Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

Three Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$492$400

Three Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks, Nigeria, one with crucifixion super structure, one with two snakes entwined in the horns of a cow, and one with a female holding two snake-like More ...

Three Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

Three Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$492$400

Three Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks, Nigeria, one with a squatting man holding a snake, one with a seated female figure, and one with a soccer player, ht. to 20 in. Exhibitions: Free More ...

Three Polychrome Carved Wood Ibibio Face Masks

Three Polychrome Carved Wood Ibibio Face Masks

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$861$700

Three Polychrome Carved Wood Ibibio Face Masks, Nigeria, an Anang owl mask, one with a kneeling military man, and one with a man holding a snake, ht. to 21 in. Exhibitions: Free Library Gallery, More ...

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

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10
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Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Gola people, Liberia, representing an elaborate coiffure with a long rolled neck and diminutive head projecting from the top, ht. 27 in. More ...

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$369$300

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Sherbro people, Sierra Leone, with blackened surface and elaborate coiffure, includes stand, ht. 15 in. More ...

Bassa Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Bassa Carved Wood Helmet Mask

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12
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Bassa Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Sierra Leone, with elaborate multi-lobed coiffure, includes stand, (wood loss), ht. 13 in. More ...

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$584$475

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Mende, Sierra Leone, stylized female head with elaborate coiffure incorporating amulets, includes stand, ht. 15 in. More ...

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$431$350

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask, with raffia collar and elaborate coiffure, ht. 16 in. More ...

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Lot:
15
Sold for:
$800$650

Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Sierra Leone, a woman's initiation mask with five-lobed coiffure and metal detail, includes stand, ht. 15 1/4 in. More ...

Mossi Carved Wood Ladder

Mossi Carved Wood Ladder

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16
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Mossi Carved Wood Ladder, Burkina Faso, 56 x 15 1/2 in. More ...

Two African Chairs

Two African Chairs

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$492$400

Two African Chairs, the first from Tanzania with arched back, the second from the Dan people with metal strips, ht. to 17 in. More ...

Malinke Wood Chief's Chair

Malinke Wood Chief's Chair

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$861$700

Malinke Wood Chief's Chair, Guinea, with metal and tack decoration, 37 x 30 1/2 in. More ...

Two African Carved Wood Headrests

Two African Carved Wood Headrests

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Two African Carved Wood Headrests, Karamajong people, Kenya, one with an aluminum handle, patina of use, ht. to 7 1/4 in. Exhibitions: The Pen and Brush Gallery, 2004, Texture and Form, the Art More ...

Ethiopian Shield

Ethiopian Shield

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$523$425

Ethiopian Shield, Ormo people, the concave surface with circular decoration, patina of use, dia. 18 in. More ...

Cameroon Beaded Vest

Cameroon Beaded Vest

Lot:
21
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

Cameroon Beaded Vest, Bamun people, beaded on indigo blue and natural handwoven cloth, geometric designs done with white and blue glass seed beads, 20 x 29 in. More ...

Mankala Carved Wood Game Board

Mankala Carved Wood Game Board

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$523$425

Mankala Carved Wood Game Board, with remains of red pigment, patina of long use, 26 x 5 x 15 1/2 in. More ...

Ashanti Carved Wood Stool

Ashanti Carved Wood Stool

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23
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Ashanti Carved Wood Stool, with incised geometric decoration, 14 x 21 in. More ...

Ashanti Carved Wood Stool

Ashanti Carved Wood Stool

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24
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Ashanti Carved Wood Stool, Ghana, with carved geometric designs and blackened in honor of a deceased owner, 14 x 20 in. Exhibitions: The Pen and Brush Gallery, 2004, Texture and Form, the Art More ...

Ashanti Brass-covered Carved Wood Stool

Ashanti Brass-covered Carved Wood Stool

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25
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Ashanti Brass-covered Carved Wood Stool, with embossed designs including a crocodile on the seat, 18 x 12 in. More ...

Ashanti Carved Wood Stool

Ashanti Carved Wood Stool

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$154$125

Ashanti Carved Wood Stool, Ghana, the pedestal comprised of two books symbolizing a learned owner, (remnant black pigment), 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. More ...

Baule Carved Wood Stool

Baule Carved Wood Stool

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$923$750

Baule Carved Wood Stool, depicting a stylized lion eating a large rodent (?), varnished surface, lg. 16 1/2 x ht. 9 1/2 in. Provenance: The Ezekial Schloss Collection. Note: Also see Robins More ...

Lozi Carved Wood Lidded Bowl

Lozi Carved Wood Lidded Bowl

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$308$250

Lozi Carved Wood Lidded Bowl, Zambia, with a bird on the lid and incised arrow-like designs, 12 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. Exhibitions: The Pen and Brush Gallery, 2004, Texture and Form, the Art of More ...

Dan Carved Wood Mask

Dan Carved Wood Mask

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29
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Dan Carved Wood Mask, ht. 10 in. Provenance: Eric and Esther Fortess Collection; Ex. collection Norman Hurst. More ...

Large Baule Bush-Cow Helmet Mask

Large Baule Bush-Cow Helmet Mask

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

Large Baule Bush-Cow Helmet Mask, with prominent teeth and backswept horns, (traces of pigment), lg. 33 in. Provenance: J.C. Leff Collection. Exhibitions: Carnegie Institute, 1959, #253; More ...