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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 29

    A BAMBARA ANTELOPE HEADDRESS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BAMBARA ANTELOPE HEADDRESS
    Chi wara, the male antelope with long triangular head with applied brass panels, circular tacks inset into the eyes, red bead and cowry shell ornaments in the ears, the tall vertical spirally-carved horns each with five brass bands and with brass pendants at the base, the curved openwork neck with two bands of zigzags and with carved notched ornament, serrated mane, the cylindrical body on short legs with attached brass panels, further brass panels about the rectangular base, dark patina
    35 in. (89 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Julius Carlebach, New York, 1955