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Cleveland, OH, United States
DoneThu, Nov 18, 2010 6:00 PM GMT

Tribal Art from Africa

Auction 39 Fine African Tribal Art Single owner sale from a private New York collection. This magnificent auction from a Private New York collection features 371 lots of fine African Tribal Art, which includes wooden & brass masks, statuary, and sculptures. Notable lots include Lot 125 a 51 inch tall Brass Maternity Figure holding Children in each arm, from the Grassfields of Cameroon; Lot 126 is a Brass Figural Throne also from the Cameroon, featuring multiple tiers of figural supports standing at 43 inches tall; and Lot 158 a mixed media, Bush Spirit Mask, from the Kran of Liberia. It is an oversize mask made of wood, fiber, metal and pigment with a spiked beard, bulging eyes, metal teeth and overhanging fiber brow. Standing at 19 inches high and 14 inches wide with eyes bulging and mouth agape with teeth bared this ferocious mask is one of the principle highlights from this striking New York collection.