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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    AN AKAN LINGUIST'S STAFF FINIAL

    GHANA

    Price Realised  

    AN AKAN LINGUIST'S STAFF FINIAL
    Ghana
    The spherical base carved all over with geometric ornament surmounted by an oval platform on which two figures face each other, a male seated on a typical Akan stool with one hand held to his mouth, and a standing male with one hand held to his ear and the other on his stomach, the whole painted with reddish brown pigment and with remains of gold leaf.
    14½ in. (37 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Julius Carlebach, New York, 1964