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Auction Description for Neal Auction Company: Important Spring Estates Auction - Day 1 of 3
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Three day auction featuring over 1300 lots of 18th and 19th century furniture, decorative arts, fine art, sculpture, paintings, silver, carpets, Asian ceramics and paintings, maps, historical documents, natural history and historical prints, Oceanic art, and much more.

Important Spring Estates Auction - Day 1 of 3

by Neal Auction Company


333 lots | 331 with images

April 25, 2014

Live Auction

4038 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA, 70115 USA

Phone: 001 504 899 5329

Fax: 001 504 897 3808

Email: clientservices@nealauction.com

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Five Amazonian Blowgun Dart Cases

Lot 1: Five Amazonian Blowgun Dart Cases

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Description: Five Amazonian Blowgun Dart Cases, one of bamboo with bone and fiber attachments, and three of reed with fiber attachments, length 11 in. to 18 in

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Three Shipibo Shaman's Rattles

Lot 2: Three Shipibo Shaman's Rattles

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Description: Three Shipibo Shaman's Rattles, Peru, two with gourd bodies and wood shafts, height 20 in. and 14 in.; the third with rattan body and reed shaft, height 20 3/4 in

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Amazonian Bark Painting

Lot 3: Amazonian Bark Painting

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Description: A Large Amazonian Bark Painting, light pigment on bark painted with symbolic and geometric motifs, mounted on stretched canvas, overall 74 in. x 72 in

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Two Shipibo Dyed and Woven Cotton Textiles

Lot 4: Two Shipibo Dyed and Woven Cotton Textiles

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Description: Two Shipibo Dyed and Woven Cotton Textiles, Peru, each of rectangular form with geometric designs, each mounted on stretched canvas, overall 69 in. x 25 1/2 in. and 56 in. x 27 in

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Igbo Painted and Pitch Decorated Carved Wood Mask

Lot 5: Igbo Painted and Pitch Decorated Carved Wood Mask

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Description: An Igbo Painted and Pitch Decorated Carved Wood Mask, Nigeria, realistically carved as a male visage with forehead protrusions, pierced sides, height 16 1/2 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.105); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Igbo Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask

Lot 6: Igbo Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask

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Description: An Igbo Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask, Nigeria, hollowed almond form with tri-lobed headpiece, height 17 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.106); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Igbo Carved Wood Female Ancestor Figure

Lot 7: Igbo Carved Wood Female Ancestor Figure

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Description: An Igbo Carved Wood Female Ancestor Figure, Nigeria, rectilinear standing nude carved throughout with geometric designs, height 56 in., width 8 1/2 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.108); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Igbo Polychrome Painted Carved Wood House Pole

Lot 8: Igbo Polychrome Painted Carved Wood House Pole

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Description: A Monumental Igbo Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Meeting House Pole, Nigeria, carved in tiers with a female torso surmounted by a squatting nude, crescent form capital, height 93 3/4 in., mounted to a black metal plinth, overall height 95 1/2 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 551.2005); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Igbo Carved Wood Ancestor Figure with Child

Lot 9: Igbo Carved Wood Ancestor Figure with Child

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Description: An Igbo Carved Wood Ancestor Figure with Child, Nigeria, seated female nude carved with an elongated neck and pendulous breasts, cradling an infant in her lap, height 43 1/2 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.108); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Yoruba Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Gelede Mask

Lot 10: Yoruba Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Gelede Mask

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Description: A Yoruba Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Gelede Mask, Nigeria, hollowed oval visage with conical headdress, height 25 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 50.1994); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Yoruba Carved Wood Dance Staff

Lot 11: A Yoruba Carved Wood Dance Staff

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Description: A Yoruba Carved Wood Dance Staff, Nigeria, cylindrical shaft surmounted by a seated female nude cradling a child, height 15 1/4 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 51.1994); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Yoruba Carved Wood Divination Bowl

Lot 12: A Yoruba Carved Wood Divination Bowl

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Description: A Yoruba Carved Wood Divination Bowl, Nigeria, conical body raised on three U-form zoomorphic supports over mounded base, height 7 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.116); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Yoruba Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Headdress

Lot 13: A Yoruba Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Headdress

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Description: A Yoruba Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Headdress, Nigeria, hollowed domed form carved with incised ribs and surmounted by a kneeling female figure, pierced rim, height 12 in., width 7 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.118); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Mumuye Carved Wood Figural Palm Wine Cup

Lot 14: A Mumuye Carved Wood Figural Palm Wine Cup

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Description: A Mumuye Carved Wood Figural Palm Wine Cup, possibly Nigeria, standing rectilinear figure with central double lobed cup beneath an inset cabochon bead, height 19 3/4 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.35); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An Ekoi Hide Clad Carved Wood Mask

Lot 15: An Ekoi Hide Clad Carved Wood Mask

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Description: An Ekoi Hide Clad Carved Wood Mask, Nigeria/Cameroon, hollowed helmet form surmounted by a seated figure in the front and head in the rear, height 19 1/2 in., mounted on an iron base, overall height 25 1/2 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.100); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An Idoma Carved Wood Figure of a Male Nude

Lot 16: An Idoma Carved Wood Figure of a Male Nude

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Description: An Idoma Carved Wood Figure of a Male Nude, Nigeria, male figure with elongated torso and lobed headpiece carved seated on a two-legged stool, height 40 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.109); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Dogon Iron Mounted Carved Wood Granary Doors

Lot 17: Dogon Iron Mounted Carved Wood Granary Doors

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Description: A Pair of Dogon Iron Mounted Carved Wood Granary Doors, Mali, each of opposing rectangular form with central double mammary bosses, iron strap attachments, height 13 3/8 in., width 13 1/8 in., mounted on rectangular platform base, overall height 13 5/8 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 74.15); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Dogon Carved Wood Mythical Figure

Lot 18: A Dogon Carved Wood Mythical Figure

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Description: A Dogon Carved Wood Mythical Figure, Mali, carved in tiers as a female nude surmounted by another female nude, height 43 3/4 in., wood plinth, overall height 45 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 76.120); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Dogon Carved Wood Ladder

Lot 19: A Dogon Carved Wood Ladder

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Description: A Dogon Carved Wood Ladder, Mali, slightly curved Y-form carved with steps, height 80 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 1995.191); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Two Bamana Carved Wood Chiwara Figures

Lot 20: Two Bamana Carved Wood Chiwara Figures

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Description: Two Bamana Carved Wood Chiwara Figures, Mali, carved as stylized standing male and female antelopes, height 18 in. and 18 1/2 in. respectively . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 52.1994 and SC 53.1994); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Bamana Carved Wood Chiwara Headdress

Lot 21: A Bamana Carved Wood Chiwara Headdress

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Description: A Bamana Carved Wood Chiwara Headdress, Mali, carved as a stylized standing female antelope surmounted by a smaller antelope, mounted on a domed basketry base with raffia surround, wood height 36 1/4 in . Provenance: With Gallerie Carrefour, Paris, c. 1960; to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 1975 (no. 72.62); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An African Pottery Tripod Bowl

Lot 22: An African Pottery Tripod Bowl

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Description: An African Pottery Tripod Bowl, Mali, conical body raised on three double incurvate feet, height 3 3/4 in., diameter 5 1/8 in., on clear acrylic base, overall height 4 3/4 in., width 5 in., depth 5 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 76.121); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An African Copper-Clad Carved Wood Mask

Lot 23: An African Copper-Clad Carved Wood Mask

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Description: An African Copper-Clad Carved Wood Mask, Mali, hollowed almond form with copper, metal and pink thread highlights, height 15 3/8 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 110.1995); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Group of Five African Cotton Textiles

Lot 24: A Group of Five African Cotton Textiles

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Description: A Group of Five African Cotton Textiles, including a tunic, length 51 in.; a matching rectangular example, 43 1/2 in. x 33 in.; two rectangular examples, 138 in. x 44 in. and 138 in. x 43 in.; and a Kente cloth strip, length 70 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 58.1999, 61.1999, 62.1999, 60.1999, and 57.1999); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Group of Four African Cotton Textiles

Lot 25: A Group of Four African Cotton Textiles

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Description: A Group of Four African Cotton Textiles, including three Kente cloth strips, Ghana, lengths 115 in., 36 in., and 63 3/4 in., and a printed scarf, Kenya, 63 in. x 41 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (mo. SC 35.1994, SC 36.1994, EL 181.1983 and SC 55.1994); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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African Turquoise, Yellow and Black Tunic

Lot 26: African Turquoise, Yellow and Black Tunic

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Description: An African Turquoise, Yellow and Black Striped Cotton Tunic, rectangular form with stylized embroidered white collar, length 41 1/4 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 54.1994); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An African Carved Wood Weaving Pulley

Lot 27: An African Carved Wood Weaving Pulley

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Description: An African Carved Wood Weaving Pulley, Ivory Coast, carved in the form of a horned antelope, height 6 1/4 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 71.60); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An African Carved Wood Weaving Pulley

Lot 28: An African Carved Wood Weaving Pulley

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Description: An African Carved Wood Weaving Pulley, Ivory Coast, carved in stylized human form, height 4 3/4 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 71.62); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An African Carved Wood Weaving Pulley

Lot 29: An African Carved Wood Weaving Pulley

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Description: An African Carved Wood Weaving Pulley, Ivory Coast, carved in the form of a female nude, height 6 1/2 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 71.64); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Guro Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask

Lot 30: A Guro Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask

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Description: A Guro Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask, Ivory Coast, hollowed almond form with an open zoomorphic mouth and curved horn-like headpiece, height 16 1/2 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 106.1995); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Two Baule Carved Wood Masks

Lot 31: Two Baule Carved Wood Masks

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Description: Two Baule Carved Wood Masks, Ivory Coast, each of hollowed almond form with stylized upright coiffures, the larger with a beard, height 14 3/4 in. and 12 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 74.33 and no. 1977.135); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Pair of Turka Stained and Carved Wood Figures

Lot 32: A Pair of Turka Stained and Carved Wood Figures

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Description: A Pair of Turka Stained and Carved Wood Figures, Ivory Coast, carved as a standing male nude and a seated female nude, height 11 1/2 in. and 11 7/8 in., respectively . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.112 and 75.113); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Two Asante Bronze Figural Gold Weights

Lot 33: Two Asante Bronze Figural Gold Weights

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Description: Two Asante Bronze Figural Gold Weights, Ghana, each modeled as a standing male figure carrying an instrument, height 2 3/8 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 233.2001 and 234.2001); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An Akuba Carved Wood Fertility Doll

Lot 34: An Akuba Carved Wood Fertility Doll

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Description: An Akuba Carved Wood Fertility Doll, Ghana, nude female figure carved with flat spherical face on cross-form body, height 15 3/4 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 44.1994); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Yacouba Bonde (Burkino Faso, b. 1963)

Lot 35: Yacouba Bonde (Burkino Faso, b. 1963)

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Description: Yacouba Bonde (Burkino Faso, b. 1963), "Bird", polychrome painted carved wood Bwa mask with animal hair, height 50 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 404.2008); sold to benefit future acquisitions Note: This mask and the one offered in the following lot are excellent examples of the masks that Bonde's travelling group La Troupe des Masques de Boni use in the Bwa ritual dances they have performed throughout museums and cultural centers in the United States and Europe. Masks, such as these, are often collaboratively made by La Troupe des Masques, under the direction of Bonde - the master sculptor and maskmaker, who also oversees the masquerade traditions in the Bwa village of Boni as acting chief and artistic director. Bonde's masks have been exhibited in and collected by museum's worldwide, including the Musée du quai Branly, the University of Iowa Art Museum and the High Museum of Art.

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Yacouba Bonde (Burkina Faso, b. 1963)

Lot 36: Yacouba Bonde (Burkina Faso, b. 1963)

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Description: Yacouba Bonde (Burkina Faso, b. 1963), "Warthog", 2005, polychrome painted carved wood Bwa mask with animal hair, height 16 1/4 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 561.2005); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Bwa, Nuna or Winiama Carved Wood Mask

Lot 37: A Bwa, Nuna or Winiama Carved Wood Mask

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Description: A Bwa, Nuna or Winiama Carved Wood Mask, Burkina Faso, carved as a stylized bull's head with crescent form horns, rope attachments, height 18 3/4 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 71.65); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Mossi Bronze Female Figure

Lot 38: A Mossi Bronze Female Figure

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Description: A Mossi Bronze Female Figure, Burkina Faso, modeled as an expressive standing nude, height 22 in., mounted on clear acrylic plinth, overall height 24 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 74.17); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Makonde Carved Wood Female Torso Mask

Lot 39: A Makonde Carved Wood Female Torso Mask

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Description: A Makonde Carved Wood Female Torso Mask, Mozambique, hollowed oval form carved as the trunk of a voluptuous pregnant woman, pierced sides, height 24 1/4 in., width 13 7/8 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 226.2003); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Mende Carved Wood Mami Wata Spirit Figure

Lot 40: Mende Carved Wood Mami Wata Spirit Figure

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Description: A Mende Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mami Wata Spirit Figure, Sierra Leone, reclining female nude carved with entwined serpent, base pierced for mounting, height 10 3/4 in., width 24 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 540.2005); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Baga Carved Wood D'mba Headdress

Lot 41: A Baga Carved Wood D'mba Headdress

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Description: A Baga Carved Wood D'mba Headdress, Guinea, carved as a nude female bust with exaggerated protruding head over tall neck and arched supports, height 21 1/8 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.62); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Kuba Copper-Clad Carved Wood Mask

Lot 42: A Kuba Copper-Clad Carved Wood Mask

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Description: A Kuba Copper-Clad Carved Wood Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo, hollowed helmet form with fiber crown, embellished with glass beads and cowrie shells, height 13 1/2 in., width 16 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.34); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Luba Hemba Carved Wood Figure

Lot 43: A Luba Hemba Carved Wood Figure

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Description: A Luba Hemba Carved Wood Figure, Democratic Republic of Congo, standing male nude with copper and nailhead embellishments and rope, hide and fiber attachments, horn headpiece, overall height 33 1/2 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 75.111); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An African Carved Wood Figure

Lot 44: An African Carved Wood Figure

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Description: An African Carved Wood Figure, squatting male nude carved with flattened bulbous head, exaggerated features and large belly, neck and waist encircled by rope, height 22 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 225.2003); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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A Collection of Four African Carved Wood Masks

Lot 45: A Collection of Four African Carved Wood Masks

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Description: A Collection of Four African Carved Wood Masks, the first of stained almond form with fiber surround, height 8 1/2 in.; the second of painted and stained oval form surmounted by the figure of a bird, height 21 1/2 in.; the third of painted circular form, height 11 1/2 in., width 10 1/2 in.; and the fourth, of copper embellished animal head form, height 13 1/4 in. Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. 52.1999, 53.1999, 54.1999, and 55.1999); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An African Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask

Lot 46: An African Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask

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Description: An African Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask, hollowed almond form with protruding features and large forehead boss, raffia trim, height 12 5/8 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 42.1994); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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An African Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask

Lot 47: An African Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask

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Description: An African Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Mask, hollowed almond form carved with exaggerated protruding features, fiber surround embellished with cowrie shells and bells, overall height 15 1/2 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 49.1994); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Two African Musical Instruments

Lot 48: Two African Musical Instruments

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Description: Two African Musical Instruments, including an Ethiopian string and hide harp, height 14 1/2 in., width 10 1/4 in.; and a metal and wood finger harp, height 7 1/4 in., width 5 1/8 in . Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no. SC 34.1994 and SC 46.1994); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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Two African Gourd Pipes

Lot 49: Two African Gourd Pipes

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Description: Two African Gourd Pipes, gourd bodies pierced and mounted with wood mouth pieces, height 18 in. and length 15 3/4 in., iron and wood display stands, overall height 21 in. and 11 1/2 in . Provenance: Ex-Collection Joel Cooner, Dallas, TX

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A Collection of African Jewelry and Currency

Lot 50: A Collection of African Jewelry and Currency

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Description: A Collection of African Jewelry and Currency, including an Ivory Coast archaeological brass bracelet, diameter 3 3/4 in.; a Bere brass bracelet, diameter 2 1/4 in.; a Senufo hinged ankle bracelet, diameter 2 5/8 in.; and a piece of Fali iron currency in the form of a horseshoe, diameter 6 in., (4 pcs.) Provenance: Property of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (no.: 237.003, 246.2003, 255.2003, 249.2003); sold to benefit future acquisitions

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