11-07-2015 11-07-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2862B Boston
November 7, 2015 10:00 AMCalender
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African Carved Wood Staff

$9,225$7,500
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2862B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 07, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

African Carved Wood Staff, Angola, possibly Ovimbundu, the finial depicting a woman's head with elaborate coiffure and scarification marks, detailed with brass tacks, (old repairs), lg. 22 1/2 in.

Provenance: Has been in a New England collection for over a hundred years.
Estimate $800-1,200

Repair on hair. Crack on back of head.


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