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AN AFRICAN TRIBAL SHELL MOUNTED BRONZE MALE FIGURE,

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AN AFRICAN TRIBAL SHELL MOUNTED BRONZE MALE FIGURE, POSSIBLY YORUBA PEOPLES, NIGERIA, 20TH CENTURY, modeled in a standing position and wearing a brown earthen clay covered woven conical headdress centering vertical rows of white cowrie shells surmounted by a circular open ring, above a forehead with dotted eyebrows and heavily lidded open eyes, over a flaring angular nose and partially opened protruding lips flanked by flat ring form ears, on a short neck adorned with a conforming ringed necklace and a shaped cylindrical body enclosing small domed nipples and ringed navel, within slightly bent outstretched arms ending in single strap bracelets and open palmed hands, above a twisted trim detailed loin cloth flanked by horizontal stocky tubular legs bent at the knees and ending in stylized feet, on a flat circular line incised base with wood remnants covering and trimmed in graduated rows of braided raffia and cane strapped grasses, raised on a rounded and animal hide covered woven cane base. Height: 17 1/4"
Condition
Good condition, casting flaws throughout, surface buildup, lacking two cowrie shells on headdress. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."
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AN AFRICAN TRIBAL SHELL MOUNTED BRONZE MALE FIGURE,

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0660: AN AFRICAN TRIBAL SHELL MOUNTED BRONZE MALE FIGURE,

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AN AFRICAN TRIBAL SHELL MOUNTED BRONZE MALE FIGURE, POSSIBLY YORUBA PEOPLES, NIGERIA, 20TH CENTURY, modeled in a standing position and wearing a brown earthen clay covered woven conical headdress centering vertical rows of white cowrie shells surmounted by a circular open ring, above a forehead with dotted eyebrows and heavily lidded open eyes, over a flaring angular nose and partially opened protruding lips flanked by flat ring form ears, on a short neck adorned with a conforming ringed necklace and a shaped cylindrical body enclosing small domed nipples and ringed navel, within slightly bent outstretched arms ending in single strap bracelets and open palmed hands, above a twisted trim detailed loin cloth flanked by horizontal stocky tubular legs bent at the knees and ending in stylized feet, on a flat circular line incised base with wood remnants covering and trimmed in graduated rows of braided raffia and cane strapped grasses, raised on a rounded and animal hide covered woven cane base. Height: 17 1/4"
Condition
...
Good condition, casting flaws throughout, surface buildup, lacking two cowrie shells on headdress. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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