• Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 15

    A FINE BAMBARA ANTELOPE HEADDRESS

    Price Realised  

    A FINE BAMBARA ANTELOPE HEADDRESS
    Chi wara, the male antelope with long triangular head, horizontal notched bands to the forehead and two triangular metal panels to each cheek, small white-metal-inset eyes, the long ears with raised notched borders, the tall vertical spirally-carved horns with metal bands about the tips and each with three oval metal panels ornamenting the base, the curved openwork neck with serrated mane and notched ornament, the cylindrical body on short legs with prominent sex, dark patina
    35 in. (89 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Julius Carlebach, New York, 1960