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Lot 831: (2) 19th c. ceremonial paddles, Nigeria, 67"h

Day 2 - Fine Estates and Private Collections at Auction

by Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery, Inc.

December 10, 2016

Atlanta, GA, USA

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  • (2) 19th c. ceremonial paddles, Nigeria, 67
  • (2) 19th c. ceremonial paddles, Nigeria, 67
  • (2) 19th c. ceremonial paddles, Nigeria, 67
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Description: Pair of late 19th century ceremonial paddles, Niger Delta, Nigeria, 1875-1885, the leaf-shaped blade carved with three openwork chameleons, the paddles were placed in water spirit shrines to provide aid when traveling by canoe, overall size each including stand 67"h x 9"w x9"d. Provenance: Acquired at auction, Christie's London, 1991.

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