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Auction Closes At: 11:56:00 05/17/2019
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 559. Kurumba Antelope “Adone”
Estimate: $2,000-$3,000
Current High Bid: $1,000.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $1,000.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Burkina Faso.
Period: --
Size: 55”H. (140cm).

Description: Majestic carved headdress in the image of the totemic antelope, with slender neck, long abstract snout, tall vertical horns and long, crescentic hollowed ears behind the horns. The whole surface painted with geometric and dotted pattern in red, black, and white pigment. Two ears reattached, pigment loss, surface wear, age crack at base of neck. Custom base. “They could be used as portable altars or placed on an existing altar in the ancestral spirit house within a family compound. When danced in performance, they were worn on the top of the head as crests. The appearance of adoné generally accompanied three major annual events. They represented clan ancestors when the bodies of male and female elders were led to burial; they served as tributes to those deceased elders at commemorative celebrations organized during the dry season; and they were celebratory emblems at collective sacrifices, held just before the first rains in late May and June, which paid homage to the spirits of the ancestors and to the protective antelope that is the totem of most Kurumba clans.” web, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019.
Provenance: Dane and Todd McDowell Collection, OK, by inheritance from family; acquired from Galerie Philippe Dodier, 1976. Copy of receipt available. Exhibited: Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Feb. 1978.
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Kurumba Antelope “Adone”

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Maya $1,000.00 1 5/8/2019 10:19:54 PM

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