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Lambertville, NJ, United States
DoneSun, Mar 1, 2009 4:00 PM GMT

Rago Tribal Auction

An exceptional selection of property from Africa, the Americas and the Pacific. The over 400 lots encompass ritual dance masks and magic fetish figures, weapons and utilitarian objects, as well as a selection of rare artifacts from Pre-Columbian cultures. Exceptional objects at a variety of price points, many with important provenance attached, from notable collectors, museums and top dealers. Among the highlights: Two rare Native American textiles: a Northwest Coast Tlingit Chilkat dancing blanket from the 19th C. and an early 19th C. Creek shot pouch with accoutrements, including an incised powder horn. From Africa: Three masks from the noted mid-20th C. New York dealer J.J Klegman, among them a classic Baule male mask from the Ivory Coast. A turn-of-the-20th century Hemba Singitti male ancestor figure from the Congo. Classic Punu masks in white and black. A rare Tiv Imborivungu cult fetish staff from Nigeria. A Yoruba shrine altar from the Shango cult of Nigeria. Pre-Columbian: A Vera Cruz stone palma bearing the image of a ball player with harpy eagle headdress. An Aztec stone metate with the image of a lord and supplicant figure. A Colima metate from Mexico and ceramics from the Colima culture, including a monumental Shaman vessel and several redware pottery dogs. A solid gold beaker or "kero" from the Chimu of Peru. Oceanic: A mid-19th C. Kava Kava figure from Rapa Nui/Easter island. Massim artifacts de-accessioned from the magnificent South Seas collection of the De Young Museum. A Dyak Bidayuh clan mask and several large hampatong figures.
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