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Lot 0628
**Originally Listed At $300**

West Africa, Ivory Coast, Senufo peoples, ca. first half of the 20th century CE. A fine wooden heddle pulley with a wide bifurcated body, rounded shoulders, and a short neck with a pierced suspension hole which doubles as the handle. Atop the handle is the head of an abstract bird with laterally-bulging eyes, a hanging beak, and a short crest with a pair of incised striations on either side. Incised linear details are presented along both sides of the body, and fabulous dark-brown patina envelops the entire composition. Size: 3.125" W x 6.3" H (7.9 cm x 16 cm); 7.3" H (18.5 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-Carlo Monzino collection, Castagnola, Switzerland

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#146389

Condition

Minor abrasions to both sides of body, neck, and head, with light softening to some finer details, otherwise intact and excellent. Light earthen deposits as well as fabulous dark-brown patina throughout.

Starting Bid

$275

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20th C. African Senufo Wood Heddle Pulley Avian Head

Estimate $600 - $900
20h
42m
42s
$2750 bids
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