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Lot 0151
**Originally Listed At $100**

West Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule or possibly Yoruba, ca. early 20th century CE. A diminutive and charming staff capped by the stylized, carved head of an elephant. Huge round, concave ears dominate the sides, while the elephant's small round eyes, curved trunk, and two nub-like horns give the impression of it being a juvenile. Size: 12.5" H (31.8 cm); 13.45" H (34.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: the late Nick Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired before 1970

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Patina and deposits on surface, with nicely preserved form.

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Early 20th C. West Africa Carved Wood Elephant Staff

Estimate $50 - $75Jul 30, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA