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Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneFri, Dec 19, 2014 3:00 PM GMT

Gathering The Tribes

Material Culture presents Gathering The Tribes an Online Ethnographic Arts Auction, Friday, December 19, 2014, 10am est. Exhibition: December 17-18, 11am-5pm. Featuring 460+ lots of antique and vintage African, Oceanic, and Asian tribal and ethnographic arts from American estates and long-established private collections. Seasoned collectors as well as dealers will find this a unique buying opportunity, as this is a No Reserve auction with a vast and eclectic range of high quality offerings. True to its title, the sale gathers together traditional works from over 100 tribes, sub-tribes and ethnic groups. Highlights include a fine West African Bamana Boli (lot 1), a brilliantly carved and painted Indonesian Garuda panel (lot 3), a classic copper-clad Kota reliquary figure from an old French collection (lot 8), a strikingly beautiful Lengola mask (lot 28), and a haunting ancestor figure from the Kaorwar people of Papua New Guinea (lot 36).