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Auction Closes At: 10:41:00 03/15/2010
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 008. Bakota Reliquary Guardian
Estimate: 2000-3000
Current High Bid: $700.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $700.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Gabon.
Period: --
Size: 20H.

Description: Abstract guardian figure carved of wood and covered with hammered brass sheet attached with small brass staples at edges, displays slightly concave ellipsoid face with applied ivory disc eyes, relief brows, slender wedge nose, and vertical sheet with pin-pricked detail. The sides of the face have crosshatch texture, short extensions at sides, and arched crest rising above. The back with relief central ridge, and body of lozenge form display a medium brown and blackened smooth patina with general surface wear. Brass has mottled honey yellow and red-brown burnish. Custom base. This item was vetted out of our Fine Tribal Art auction and carries no guarantee of authenticity.
Provenance: Private NYC collection, ex. PB84, ex. J.J. Klejman (old fragmented label on base).
Shipping Fee:
National: $24.00
International: $135.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Bakota Reliquary Guardian

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. African $700.00 1 3/14/2010 3:33:24 PM
2. Tiger631 $675.00 1 3/15/2010 10:29:37 AM
3. Tiger631 $625.00 1 3/15/2010 10:25:19 AM
4. Tiger631 $575.00 1 3/15/2010 10:25:08 AM
5. Tiger631 $525.00 1 3/15/2010 10:17:32 AM

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