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  American & Tribal Art Collection at Auction

                
When:

Sunday, November 14, 2004, 10:00 AM 

Preview:

Saturday, November 13, 2004, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where:

Kimberton Fairgrounds
Kimberton, PA

Directions:

From PA Turnpike exit 23, to Route 100 South 1/2 miles to 113 North 6 miles to Kimberton.  Fairgrounds on the left.  (show on map, driving directions, suggested accommodations)

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Lot 1
Ceremonial Spirit Mask, painted wood. Usually installed in Oceanic Long Houses 34 x 19 in.

Final Bid: $60
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Lot 2
African Mask painted decoration over carved wood. 30 x 7 in.
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Lot 3
Painted and carved African Mask with simulated headdress. 26 x 9 in.

Final Bid: $92
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Lot 4
African Mask painted and carved wood with crowning headdress 32 x 9 in.

Final Bid: $92
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Lot 5
African Figure of Elder Huntsman with spear and staff carrying gathering basket on top of head and wearing body wrap. Carved from single block. 45 x 8 in.

Final Bid: $115
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Lot 6
African Mask in anthropomorphic form possibly intended as decorative architectural detail, paint over wood. 52 x 7 in.
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Lot 7
Female Figure, possible African maternal deity, seated on stool holding infant and carrying elder. Each figure decorated with twisted fiber necklace or sash. Figures also decorated with multi-colored spotted pattern. Carved from single block. Late 19th early 20th century. 25 x 9 in.

Final Bid: $575
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Lot 8
Figure of South East Asian Fisherman wearing woven mesh hat holding net and collecting basket standing in surf. Carved from single block. 33 x 18 in.

Final Bid: $35
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Lot 9
Elephant Foot Table with Zebra skin cover. 26 in. high

Final Bid: $259
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Lot 10
Elephant Foot Table with removable top. Zebra skin cover. 17 in. high

Final Bid: $173
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Lot 11
Elephant Foot Table with Zebra skin cover. 16 in. high

Final Bid: $207
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Lot 12
Carved wooden figures in anthropomorphic pyramidal form. Likely Makonde origin. Arrangement suggests "Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil" admonition 32 x 8 in.
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Lot 13
Tekooti by Tut-Honotapu. Standing figure of deity with mother-of-pearl eyes and protruding tongue. Decorative, baroque carving on front and sides of body. Hawaiian attribution. 25 x 8 in.
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Lot 14
Carved and painted wooden mask, Kenyan origination. Decorated with two inset heads above the eyes. 14 x 8 in.

Final Bid: $69
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Lot 15
Mother and Child in carved stone by Tendai Simbi. 13 x 4 in.

Final Bid: $115
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Lot 16
Seat or Drum Stand, comprised of six interlaced heads carved from a single block in a natural finish. 51 x 8 in.

Final Bid: $81
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Lot 17
Wood carving of two conjoined heads with two additional heads in torso. Midriff simulates scarification pattern. 25 x 5 in.

Final Bid: $58
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Lot 18
Standing figure of barefoot laborer holding pick-ax on shoulder and carrying pouch at right hip. 20 x 6 in.

Final Bid: $81
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Lot 19
Wood carved elaborately painted Ceremonial Shield. Decorated with ivory tusks, Cowrie shells and twisted fiber tassels. New Guinea origin likely. Late 19th century. Some losses to headdress. 70 x 13 in.

Final Bid: $374
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Lot 20
Painted, ovoid African Shield. Decorated with carved heads, animals and bird forms. Central medallion, "Cudd Goss" (penciled inscription verso) 47 x 18 in.

Final Bid: $115
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Lot 21
Squatting Effigy. Arms resting on knees with hands to breast. Spirit head on forehead over Cowrie shell eyes. Polychrome decoration. Origin same as No.7 in catalog. 24 x 8 in.

Final Bid: $489
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Lot 22
Monkey Demon astride serpent in elaborately carved baroque form. South East Asian attribution. Some signs of loss. 19 x 8 in.

Final Bid: $230
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Lot 23
Pair of African Masks with grass head pieces and beards. 25 x 13 in. and 29 x 15 in. respectively.

Final Bid: $127
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Lot 24
Offering Bowl. Decorated, geometric woodcarving with six masks supported by three legs rising from circular base. 32 x 8 in.

Final Bid: $81
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Lot 25
Lot: Five pieces consisting of Four Masks and one Bust of Female form. Bust of Female by Khumalo, painted on wood panel.

Final Bid: $58

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