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Lot 1891: African Carved Monkey Head
December 9, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Congo, 19th century AD. A carved wooden head of a monkey with arched and thick brow ridges, almond shaped eyes below with drilled pupil; flat nose with drilled nasal holes; leaf shaped ear to the left, low, open mouth with long neck curving back to a blunt hook shape; traces of fur, pigment and resin to surface; mounted on a custom made stand. 825 grams, 30.5cm (12"). Property of a Sussex, UK collector; acquired UK 1990s.
Condition Report: Fine condition.