16 February 2006
A SENUFO BIRD,
the hornbill head with long curved beak joining the rounded breast, the rectangular wings with painted geometric ornament, on domed base
43½in. (111cm.) high
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Please note this lot is not subject to a reserve.
Te be sold to benefit the Studio Museum in Harlem.
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