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November 7, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
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Lot 10: 19th C. African Songye Prestige Axe, Wood / Iron(18 views)
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Estimate: $400 - $600
D.R. Congo, Central Africa, Songye peoples, D.R. Congo, Central Africa, Late 19th century CE. Wood with African iron blade; very fine, medium brown, shiny, aged patina. Size: 17" L (43.2 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Private collection, NY, since the 1970's
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Condition Report: Excellent condition showing much handling and use; some slight, very old splitting of handle on one side.