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  • Micronesian Shell Currency

    Lot: 1152
    Unsold  

    Micronesian Shell Currency, Yap, Caroline Islands, large pearl shell with sennit fiber attached, (one edge trimmed, the other with loss), shell size 8 x 7 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian more ...

  • Tokelau Island Fishing Tackle Box, Tuluma

    Lot: 1153
    Sold for: $313$250

    Tokelau Island Fishing Tackle Box, Tuluma, 20th century, oval hardwood box with lid, attached with sennit cord, ht. 7 1/4, wd. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, Honolulu, more ...

  • Japanese Fireman's Axe, Tobiguchi

    Lot: 1154
    Sold for: $163$130

    Japanese Fireman's Axe, Tobiguchi, Edo period, 19th century, wood and metal shaft with metal handle and small metal beak-shaped blade, lg. 21 1/2 in. more ...

  • Six Stone Tools from Africa and the Pacific

    Lot: 1155
    Sold for: $625$500

    Six Stone Tools from Africa and the Pacific, two large stone adze blades, probably from North Africa, an oval stone club head, a Pacific adze blade, a club head wrapped with rattan from New Guinea, more ...

  • Ethiopian Hide Shield

    Lot: 1156
    Sold for: $2,000$1,600

    Ethiopian Hide Shield, southern central Ethiopia, buffalo hide decorated with incised lines and embossed with parallel lines and protrusions, the rim serrated, dia. 31 1/2 in. more ...

  • Ethiopian Wood Neck Rest

    Lot: 1157
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    Ethiopian Wood Neck Rest, Kambatta, South Ethiopia, the thin supporting struts decorated with incised geometric designs, smooth, dark patina, ht. 8, wd. 8 in. Provenance: Private collection, more ...

  • Maasai Shield

    Lot: 1158
    Sold for: $1,625$1,300

    Maasai Shield, Kenya, made from buffalo hide, attached to a bentwood frame, convex in shape, with handle at rear attached by leather strapping, painted in symmetrical crescents in red, white and more ...

  • Embossed Hide Shield from Somalia

    Lot: 1159
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    Embossed Hide Shield from Somalia, bleached and incised oryx leather, with central raised dome, curled rim and carrying handle at back, dia. 12 1/4 in. more ...

  • Ethiopian Wood Neck Rest

    Lot: 1160
    Sold for: $63$50

    Ethiopian Wood Neck Rest, Konso, T-shape, with small rounded base, plank support with braided leather carrying strap, ht. 5 3/4, wd. 6 7/8 in. more ...

  • Tribal Wood Paddle

    Lot: 1161
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    Tribal Wood Paddle, unknown origin, the long, wide curved blade with wire staple repairs, smooth, dark patina, lg. 44 in. more ...

  • Standing Wood Figure

    Lot: 1162
    Sold for: $125$100

    Standing Wood Figure, possibly Chokwe/Lwena, standing on round base, legs apart, with raised and blackened features on legs and torso, wearing a loin cloth, (missing lower articulated arms), ht. 13 more ...

  • Toposa Hide Shield

    Lot: 1163
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    Toposa Hide Shield, Southern Sudan, the thick, curved animal hide supported by central wood stick, made into the handle, with traces of ostrich feathers at top, 23 1/4 x 9 in. more ...

  • Sudanese Wood Club

    Lot: 1164
    Sold for: $94$75

    Sudanese Wood Club, Southern Sudan, Dinka people, polished hardwood with leather collar and pierced at butt end for wrist strap, lg. 26 1/2 in. more ...

  • Mande Hunter Shirt

    Lot: 1165
    Sold for: $313$250

    Mande Hunter Shirt, armless light canvas fabric tunic, neck and shoulder line decorated with cowrie shells, with many fabric tassels front and back, some with leather-bound pouches, lg. 29, wd. at more ...

  • African Wood Effigy Staff

    Lot: 1166
    Sold for: $188$150

    African Wood Effigy Staff, Dogon, in the form of a highly stylized animal head with long neck forming the shaft and open mount, cut-out eye and crested head, encrusted patina, with metal stand, ht. more ...

  • Dogon Tellem Figure

    Lot: 1167
    Sold for: $500$400

    Dogon Tellem Figure, Mali, rising from a circular base, on heavy bent legs leading to cylindrical torso, with narrow shoulders below elongated arms raised above the head, a cylindrical neck more ...

  • Dogon Cotton Blanket

    Lot: 1168
    Sold for: $813$650

    Dogon Cotton Blanket, Mali, 20th century, 82 1/8 x 57 3/8 in. Provenance: Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, accession number 76.137. more ...

  • Small Bura Terra-cotta Head

    Lot: 1169
    Sold for: $125$100

    Small Bura Terra-cotta Head, Niger River Valley, Bura Asinda-Sikka culture, the elongated circular neck supporting a long, flat face, with defined nose and two holes for eyes wide apart, with more ...

  • Dogon Bronze Pendant

    Lot: 1170
    Sold for: $250$200

    Dogon Bronze Pendant, Mali, seated man with hands on drawn-up knees, the elongated face with beard and long nose, lug attached to back for suspension, ht. 2 1/8 in. more ...

  • Large Bamana Kore Society Mask

    Lot: 1171
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    Large Bamana Kore Society Mask, Mali, zoomorphic mask with long open mouth and hollow horns, smooth, dark patina, lg. 33 in. Provenance: Private collection, Lowell, Massachusetts; Merton Simpson more ...

  • Dogon Crook Staff

    Lot: 1172
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    Dogon Crook Staff, in the form of an abstracted animal head with long neck forming the shaft, decorated with bands of chip carving, heavily encrusted patina, lg. 38 1/4 in. more ...

  • Dogon Hardwood Figure

    Lot: 1173
    Sold for: $625$500

    Dogon Hardwood Figure, Mali, standing male figure, (missing feet and lower part of left arm, eroded and damaged surface, the head possibly recarved), mounted on wood base, ht. 36 1/4 in. more ...

  • Bamana Mask

    Lot: 1174
    Sold for: $281$225

    Bamana Mask, Mali, stylized antelope mask with blue painted ears, and blue dots on an overall white background, with cutout eyes, long nose, and snout, weathered surface, ht. 14 in. Provenance: more ...

  • Dogon/Bamana Wood Head

    Lot: 1175
    Sold for: $188$150

    Dogon/Bamana Wood Head, Mali, the elongated circular neck with incised rings, the head with open mouth with teeth, long nose and narrow set eyes, raised coiffure on crown with long, split more ...

  • Dogon Black Monkey Mask, Dege

    Lot: 1176
    Sold for: $313$250

    Dogon Black Monkey Mask, Dege, with large cutout eyes and stylized ears, pierced on the sides, with weathered and encrusted surface, ht. 12, wd. 6 1/4 in. more ...

  • Guro Bete Face Mask

    Lot: 1177
    Sold for: $938$750

    Guro Bete Face Mask, hollowed-out zoomorphic mask, with small, open mouth, long narrow nose, and protruding eyes, with incised brows beneath two short, pointed horns and small ears, pierced around more ...

  • Woman's Cotton Wrapper

    Lot: 1178
    Sold for: $813$650

    Woman's Cotton Wrapper, Dioula, northern Ivory Coast, 20th century, decorated with square weft geometric motifs, with a band at each end, 99 1/2 x 67 1/2 in. Provenance: Indianapolis Museum of more ...

  • Fang Wood Face Mask

    Lot: 1179
    Sold for: $1,000$800

    Fang Wood Face Mask, oval form, with two small pierced square-cut eyes, beneath slender arched brows, a long nose and shallow square-cut mouth, a narrow raised scorched border from chin to coiffure, more ...

  • Fang Staff Finial Head

    Lot: 1180
    Sold for: $406$325

    Fang Staff Finial Head, Gabon, wood janus finial with smooth dark patina, mounted on a custom base, ht. 4 1/8 in. Provenance: Purchased from Marc Assayag, Tookalook Gallery, Montreal, Canada; J. more ...

  • Baule Colon Figure

    Lot: 1181
    Sold for: $188$150

    Baule Colon Figure, standing man wearing Western clothing, including a hat, dark patina, (age crack at rear), ht. 9 in. Provenance: Purchased from Marc Assayag, Tookalook Gallery, Montreal, more ...