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Rare Toma Ancestor Shrine fetish Collected in situ 1960

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Rare Toma Ancestor Shrine fetish Collected in situ 1960
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A very rare old Toma Shrine figure / basket like object with carved wooden head attached to basketry vessel sealed with magic substances inside. The head is adorned with a bronze bell, has inset teeth and bone eyes, claw earrings and the entire object has wear and handling. The vessel does not appear to have been opened. The fetish measures 15 inches tall. Provenance: Collected in situ Lofa County, Liberia; C. 1960 by Rev. W. Adkins, Ohio.
Condition
fair, well weathered and worn
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Rare Toma Ancestor Shrine fetish Collected in situ 1960

Estimate $500 - $1,000
Mar 20, 2021
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Starting Price $50
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0049: Rare Toma Ancestor Shrine fetish Collected in situ 1960

Sold for $420
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Est. $500 - $1,000Starting Price $50
African Art & Ethnographic Curiosities #60
Mar 20, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0049 Details

Description
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A very rare old Toma Shrine figure / basket like object with carved wooden head attached to basketry vessel sealed with magic substances inside. The head is adorned with a bronze bell, has inset teeth and bone eyes, claw earrings and the entire object has wear and handling. The vessel does not appear to have been opened. The fetish measures 15 inches tall. Provenance: Collected in situ Lofa County, Liberia; C. 1960 by Rev. W. Adkins, Ohio.
Condition
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fair, well weathered and worn

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