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Middle Sepik River Lime Gourd

Middle Sepik River Lime Gourd

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
Lot:
1039
Sold for:
$123$100

Middle Sepik River Lime Gourd, long gourd decorated with nassa and cowrie shells pressed into a mud paste; with a cassowary bone lime stick, with bird head and long nassa shell appendages, the More ...

Yoruba House of the Head, Ile Ori

Yoruba House of the Head, Ile Ori

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
Lot:
1143
Sold for:
$615$500

Yoruba House of the Head, Ile Ori, resembling a crown with cylindrical base and openwork domed superstructure, the whole covered in cloth, hide, cowries, and rectangular glass mirrors in two places, More ...

Four Congo Fetish Objects

Four Congo Fetish Objects

Auction:
3183T
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 28, 2018
Lot:
1257
Sold for:
$25$20

Four Congo Fetish Objects, four objects wrapped in fiber with dried mud paste and cowrie shells applied, one with animal hair, lg. 17, 15, 6, and 3 in. Provenance: Arnold Crane collection, More ...

Four Congo Fetish Objects

Four Congo Fetish Objects

Auction:
3132T
Auction:
Discovery - Sep 12, 2018
Lot:
1032
Unsold
 

Four Congo Fetish Objects, four objects wrapped in fiber with dried mud paste and cowrie shells applied, one with animal hair, lg. 17, 15, 6, and 3 in. Provenance: Arnold Crane collection, More ...

New Guinea Breast Ornament, Formona

New Guinea Breast Ornament, Formona

Auction:
3113T
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Jul 02, 2018
Lot:
1068
Unsold
 

New Guinea Breast Ornament, Formona, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, finely woven fiber with nassa shell and large cowrie shell decoration, 10 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. More ...

New Guinea Breast Ornament, Formona

New Guinea Breast Ornament, Formona

Auction:
3113T
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Jul 02, 2018
Lot:
1069
Unsold
 

New Guinea Breast Ornament, Formona, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, finely woven fiber with nassa shell and large cowrie shell decoration, 11 x 13 in. More ...

Four Congo Fetish Objects

Four Congo Fetish Objects

Auction:
3113T
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Jul 02, 2018
Lot:
1177
Unsold
 

Four Congo Fetish Objects, four objects wrapped in fiber with dried mud paste and cowrie shells applied, one with animal hair, lg. 17, 15, 6, and 3 in. Provenance: Arnold Crane collection, More ...

Songye Community Power Figure

Songye Community Power Figure

Auction:
3113T
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Jul 02, 2018
Lot:
1185
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

Songye Community Power Figure, with copper strips on nose and cheeks, cowrie shell eyes, and small power packs in abdomen and top of head, ht. 28 in. Provenance: Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, More ...

Yoruba-style Beaded Helmet Mask

Yoruba-style Beaded Helmet Mask

Auction:
3101T
Auction:
Discovery - May 17, 2018
Lot:
1639
Sold for:
$338$275

Yoruba-style Beaded Helmet Mask, with raffia collar and cowrie shell decoration, ht. 34 in. The property of Gordon B. Lankton More ...

Large Sepik River Ancestral Spirit Figure

Large Sepik River Ancestral Spirit Figure

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
27
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Large Sepik River Ancestral Spirit Figure, c. 1920s, male figure with cowrie shell eyes, pierced septum and ears, with bush string on legs, wrists, and waist, ht. 25 in. More ...

Two Female Ibeji Figures

Two Female Ibeji Figures

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
59
Sold for:
$1,107$900

Two Female Ibeji Figures, each standing on a circular base, of typical form, each decorated with strands of beads and cowrie shells, wearing indigo-color striated coiffure, smooth old patina to More ...

Songye Power Figure, Mankishi

Songye Power Figure, Mankishi

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
78
Unsold
 

Songye Power Figure, Mankishi, Kasai region, central East Congo, large feet standing on a mound, with thick abstract legs and a tapering waist, the pronounced abdomen framed by short bent arms, and More ...

Middle Sepik River Lime Gourd

Middle Sepik River Lime Gourd

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
123
Unsold
 

Middle Sepik River Lime Gourd, long gourd decorated with nassa and cowrie shells pressed into a mud paste; with a cassowary bone lime stick, with bird head and long nassa shell appendages, the More ...

Mande Hunter Shirt

Mande Hunter Shirt

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
135
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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 ...

Mande Hunter Shirt

Mande Hunter Shirt

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
136
Unsold
 

Mande Hunter Shirt, coarse fiber tunic, decorated with cowrie shells, horn, and boar tusks, a monkey skull and numerous small leather-framed hide rectangles, lg. 28, wd. at shoulders 19 in. More ...

Senufo Power Bundle

Senufo Power Bundle

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
141
Sold for:
$738$600

Senufo Power Bundle, animal skull encased within a cowrie shell-decorated canvas fabric, with brass male and female couple at top, numerous brass bells and strap attached, 10 x 6 x 5 1/2 in. More ...

Yoruba House of the Head, Ile Ori

Yoruba House of the Head, Ile Ori

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
232
Unsold
 

Yoruba House of the Head, Ile Ori, resembling a crown with cylindrical base and openwork domed superstructure, the whole covered in cloth, hide, cowries, and rectangular glass mirrors in two places, More ...

Kuba Mask

Kuba Mask

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
239
Unsold
 

Kuba Mask, mukyeem, helmet-like form with raffia attachment at the base, composed of a flat facial plane framed by cowrie shell and bead attachments and wearing an elaborate headdress composed of More ...

Silver-mounted Cowrie Shell Snuffbox

Silver-mounted Cowrie Shell Snuffbox

Auction:
3070B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jan 12, 2018
Lot:
49
Sold for:
$584$475

Silver-mounted Cowrie Shell Snuffbox, possibly Scotland, late 18th century, unmarked, with engraved monogram to lid, lg. 3 1/8 in. More ...

Yoruba Carved Wood Figure (Ereibeji)

Yoruba Carved Wood Figure (Ereibeji)

Auction:
3043B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 02, 2017
Lot:
33
Sold for:
$185$150

Yoruba Carved Wood Figure (Ereibeji), wearing a cowrie shell tunic, ht. 11 1/2 in. More ...

Yoruba Eshu Carved Wood Staff

Yoruba Eshu Carved Wood Staff

Auction:
3043B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 02, 2017
Lot:
45
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

Yoruba Eshu Carved Wood Staff, in the form of a feeding monkey, with cowrie shell and trade bead attachments, dark brown patina, ht. 17 1/2 in. More ...

Songye Community Power Figure

Songye Community Power Figure

Auction:
3043B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 02, 2017
Lot:
82
Unsold
 

Songye Community Power Figure, with copper strips on nose and cheeks, cowrie shell eyes, and small power packs in abdomen and top of head, ht. 28 in. Provenance: Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, More ...

Large Flathead Beaded Hide Model Cradle

Large Flathead Beaded Hide Model Cradle

Auction:
3043B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 02, 2017
Lot:
132
Unsold
 

Large Flathead Beaded Hide Model Cradle, c. 1900, with multicolored floral designs and painted symbols on the back, with fringe and cowrie shell danglers (two missing), ht. 24 1/2, wd. 11 in. More ...

New Guinea Painted Fiber Ornament

New Guinea Painted Fiber Ornament

Auction:
3053T
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 15, 2017
Lot:
1337
Sold for:
$12$10

New Guinea Painted Fiber Ornament, in the form of a stylized head with boar tusk horns and cowrie shell detail, (damage, shell loss), ht. 19 in. 2881T/1663 CNS non pay #94300 12/3/16 pwk; More ...

New Guinea Painted Fiber Ornament

New Guinea Painted Fiber Ornament

Auction:
3016T
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 15, 2017
Lot:
1762
Unsold
 

New Guinea Painted Fiber Ornament, in the form of a stylized head with boar tusk horns and cowrie shell detail, (damage, shell loss), ht. 19 in. 2881T/1663 CNS non pay #94300 12/3/16 pwk; More ...

Four Contemporary Carved Cowrie Shell Items

Four Contemporary Carved Cowrie Shell Items

Auction:
3016T
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 15, 2017
Lot:
2200
Sold for:
$246$200

Four Contemporary Carved Cowrie Shell Items, a basket, two beaded figures, and a beaded mask. From the Collection of Gordon Lankton More ...

Baule-style Carved Wood Seated Figure with Cowrie Shell and Bead Necklace

Baule-style Carved Wood Seated Figure with Cowrie Shell and Bead Necklace

Auction:
3016T
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 15, 2017
Lot:
2250
Sold for:
$308$250

Baule-style Carved Wood Seated Figure with Cowrie Shell and Bead Necklace, ht. 14 in. From the Collection of Gordon Lankton More ...

Yoruba Ibeji Doll

Yoruba Ibeji Doll

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
Lot:
29
Sold for:
$554$450

Yoruba Ibeji Doll, the female figure wearing strands of trade beads and cowrie shells, dark patina, ht. 10 in. Provenance: The estate of Celia Ascher, New York. More ...

Mossi Karan Wemba Mask

Mossi Karan Wemba Mask

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
Lot:
38
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

Mossi Karan Wemba Mask, Burkina Faso, the stylized mask with small antelope head, surmounted by a standing female figure, with cowrie shell eyes, old repairs, dark patina of use, with custom stand, More ...

Nez Perce Beaded Hide Woman's Dress

Nez Perce Beaded Hide Woman's Dress

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
Lot:
89
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

Nez Perce Beaded Hide Woman's Dress, c. first quarter 20th century, with beaded yoke and fringed with bugle beads and cowrie shells, traces of yellow pigment at the yoke, lg. 49 in. More ...