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Auction Closes At: 11:10:00 12/13/2017
Time Remaining: 22Day(s) 10Hour(s) 4min(s) 13sec(s)
Lot# & Name: 487. Baga Female Bust Headdress
Estimate: $2,000-$4,000
Current High Bid: --
Next Bid Needed: $1,000.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Guinea.
Period: --
Size: 25-3/4”H.

Description: Abstract headdress of “Tiyambo”, a female spirit, having small spherical head with horizontal crest, relief ovoid eyes with inlaid hammered metal pupils, vertical white painted scarification, and relief curved ears. The long neck with grooved pattern extends from thin plank body with curved hanging breasts. Blackened layered patina. Some hairline cracks, bracket on back of body loose, some losses on body and ear. Good old example. Custom bracket on back for attachment to a wall mount not included. See other examples in Yale University Art Gallery and Lamp, F., “Art of Baga”, no. 210-11, p. 220.
Provenance: Collection of Elaine Lustig Cohen, acquired at Galerie Le Corneur-Roudillon, Paris in 1957.
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International: $145.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).
   




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