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Carved Limestone Stone Head of a Man

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
27
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Carved Limestone Stone Head of a Man, late 19th century, the figure with exaggerated facial features on an integral square base, ht. 11 in.

Provenance: Found in Bloomington, Indiana; collection of Frank Maresca.

Literature: Illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Primitive (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988), p. 86, fig. 113, and described as bearing a resemblance to African carvings from Sierra Leone.
The Marvill Collection
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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Alfred A. Knopf, Frank Maresca, Maresca, Bloomington, Sierra Leone

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