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Lot 0038
Carved wooden shaker type instrument from the Bassa ethnic group within the Dan complex of Tribes, Liberia, Africa. A very well worn and well handled example, featuring a carved ancestor head atop a wooden shaker or rattle, with some type of stones or seeds sealed within the bottom chamber, which resonates when shaken. Measures 18 x 5.5 inches.

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  • Location: This item ships from California.

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  • Condition

    Very well weathered and worn, signs of field use.

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    Rare old Dan Bassa Rattle African Musical instrument

    Estimate $200 - $400Mar 25, 2017
    New York, NY, USA