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Beyond borders: Skinner’s May 5 American Indian & Ethnographic Art Auction

Presents art and artifacts from Africa to the Great Plains, the tundra to the tropics

 

Songye Power Figure, Mankishi, (Lot 78, Estimate $60,000-80,000)

The allure of non-Western art and artifacts for early modernist artists such as Picasso and Matisse is well known. Ethnic creations continue to have the same appeal for collectors around the world.

This auction features significant African art, painstakingly acquired over many years by connoisseurs with deep scholarly insight.… Read More

American Indian & Ethnographic Art Gallery Walk | May 4

Painted Wood Board, Kwoi, Purari Delta, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century (Lot 32, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Join us for an informal tour of auction highlights

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Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM

Join specialist Michael R. Evans from our American Indian & Ethnographic department for an informal tour of highlights for the May 5th auction of 380 lots of impressive examples of American Indian & Ethnographic craftsmanship.… Read More

American Indian & Tribal Art Auction in Marlborough on February 12

Marlborough, Mass. – January 24, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Tribal Art on February 12th in its Marlborough gallery. Ideal for both seasoned and new collectors, the auction features a variety of items ranging from Plains Indian art and tribal weapons to a collection of prehistoric stone material from the Henry F. Metcalf museum.

Prehistoric and Pre-Columbian Art

Over 230 Prehistoric Stone Points, many labeled.

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American Indian & Tribal Art Auction in Marlborough

Sale features a selection of African weapons and Pre-Columbian pottery from the collection of Louis Renault

Marlborough, Mass. – June 7, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Tribal Art on June 19th in its Marlborough gallery. This eclectic sale is ideal for both advanced and novice collectors alike, and features a variety of affordable items including a selection of African weapons and Pre-Columbian artifacts from the collection of Louis Renault.… Read More

African Weapons as Design Elements in a Modern Interior

The circular holes and incised lines give this large Boa/Zande knife an Art Deco look.

A traditional African weapon can be a striking and affordable addition to any décor. The sleek lines and incised patterns of these knives, swords, and axes bring to mind modern sculpture, though these pieces were not created as art. Many were made strictly for combat, and others served as status symbols.

The Zande of central Africa made and used knives in battle until the end of the 19th century.… Read More