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Songye or Nsapo Prestige Staff

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Songye or Nsapo Prestige Staff
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Democratic Republic of Congo. Figural chief's or high-ranking personage's type staff with two headed male figure finial and base with male figure and with two flat plaques with incised geometric carving front and back, the lower plaque having a protruding mask or face. On custom gallery stand. Approx. 38 1/2" in length. Provenance: Estate of Thomas McNemar, (1931-2020.) McNemar lived and collected throughout Central and West Africa in the 1960s and 70s. He established galleries of African Art in New York and San Francisco, selling to museums and public and private collections in the United States and Europe.
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Songye or Nsapo Prestige Staff

Estimate $100 - $600
Aug 15, 2020
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Starting Price $50
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0053: Songye or Nsapo Prestige Staff

Sold for $190
20 Bids
Est. $100 - $600Starting Price $50
African Art from the McNemar Collection II
Aug 15, 2020 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0053 Details

Description
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Democratic Republic of Congo. Figural chief's or high-ranking personage's type staff with two headed male figure finial and base with male figure and with two flat plaques with incised geometric carving front and back, the lower plaque having a protruding mask or face. On custom gallery stand. Approx. 38 1/2" in length. Provenance: Estate of Thomas McNemar, (1931-2020.) McNemar lived and collected throughout Central and West Africa in the 1960s and 70s. He established galleries of African Art in New York and San Francisco, selling to museums and public and private collections in the United States and Europe.

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