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Hunter's Decoy; Various peoples, Northeast Nigeria, Southwest Niger. 18" tall. Armed with spears and or bow and arrows, traditional hunters in the grasslands, swamps and savannas west of Lake Chad attached such decoys to their heads to mask their approach to antelope, buffalo and other game. Perceiving the approching apparation to be the often encountered Abyssinian ground hornbill rather than a human the quarry would presumably hold firm. Ex estate of a lady, New Orleans.

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    Hausa Bird Decoy

    Estimate $1,200 - $1,400Jun 18, 2017
    New York, NY, USA