ART: Tribal Art of Africa & New World
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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. 
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. 
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. 
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.)