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African Bronze Sword Raffia/Wood Handle This decorative African bronze sword had a wooden and raffia handle. The exact origin of this piece is not known--but it is believed to be from west Africa, perhaps Ghana or Togo. The sword was purchased in Washington, DC in the mid-1960's. Buyer pays shipping and insurance.   [501327]
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African Curly Bronze Sword  This bronze African sword is decorative rather than functional. Its exact origin is not known--but is may be from Ghana in West Africa The sword was purchased in Washington, DC in the mid-1960's. It is mounted on a lucite holder. Buyer pays shipp ing and insurance from New York.   [501326]
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Gopi Board New Guinea  This wooden Gopi board from New Guinea dates from the 1950's or slightly earlier. It was purchased from Hecht & Co. Mr. May--Hecht's owner--was a collector of tribal art. The painted board is in very good condition. Buyer pays shipping and insurance.   [501131]
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African Dogon (Mossi) Wood Sculpture This lovely Dogon or Mossi female figure was purchased from the Smithsonian Institution in the mid-1960's. (This is from the shop at the Smithsonian where they sold authentic artifacts from Africa. It is NOT a museum de-acquisition.) The figure's actual age is a bit earlier. She has crisp, carved detailing and is quite heavy. Her base is a simple piece of wood. Buyer pays shipping and insurance.   [500967]
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Senufo Carved Granary Door from West Africa  Senufo carved granary door. Provenance: Smithsonian in 1965. (This is from the shop at the Smithsonian where they sold authentic artifacts from Africa. It is NOT a museum de-acquisition.) Granary doors are the portal sculpture to the central granary that houses the food--and wealth--of the entire Senufo community. This door is richly carved with the 4-directions motif f lanked by sacred crocodiles with rows of cranes, birds, antelope and people. (See Biddington's Pedigree & Provenance for more information on the Senufo and their art.)   [500580]
Price:  $700  


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