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Lot 0079C
Africa, Republic of Benin, Fon/ Dahomey, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden figure of a female, standing with hands placed just above her ample hips and below her breasts, her visage with closed coffee-bean shaped eyes, a wide nose, and pursed lips creating a serious, somewhat entranced visage, and she is adorned by incised neck rings and an animal hide/hair ornament on her forehead. Size: 9.125" H (23.2 cm); 9.625" H (24.4 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired prior to 1970

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Age cracks to torso, lower body, and neck. Expected surface wear with old abrasions and nicks as shown. Small perforation to left hand presumably for attaching ornaments.

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Early 20th C. African Benin Female Wooden Figure

Estimate $200 - $300Mar 1, 2018