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Lot 0145E
Western Africa, Togo, Adan peoples, ca. 20th century CE. A small, hand-carved wooden divination placard with a dual-lobed body reminiscent of a guitar, a forked top portion, and a squat neck. The item is colored in a bichrome color scheme, with one half displaying a chalky-white kaolin pigment, and the other half a naturally-occurring indigo pigment. The body displays five hammered metal pins, with three in the center and one on either lateral side. Custom wooden display stand included. Size: 6.5" H (16.5 cm); 7.25" H (18.4 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Eason Eige collection, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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#131204

Condition

Expected age-commensurate surface wear, small chips around peripheries, loss to tip of one portion of upper section, with fading and some discoloration to pigmentation, otherwise very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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$150.00

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  • 24.5%

20th C. African Adan Wooden Divination Object

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