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2022 Fall Fine Art and Interiors Auction

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 493

Collection of 32 Ethnographic Sculptures & Masks, mostly African

Estimate: $300 - $350

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A collection of thirty-two (32) ethnographic carvings and sculptures, including items from Mozambique, Madagascar, and Cuba plus a lidded basket, thirty-three (33) items in total. Includes 1 wooden African mask (12" x 6" x 7"), 2 Madagascar carved wood figures of man and woman carrying a baby, 1 bust length carved wood (possibly ebony) figure of a nude woman, 1 polychrome carved wood figure with rope around neck, 1 carved mancala game board with rhinoceros decoration to lid and interior compartments with small game pieces, 1 abstract bust, 1 mask with figural finial, 2 animal figures, 2 female figures carrying baskets atop their heads, 1 male figure, 1 totem with busts, 1 totem with three figures depicted seated atop one another's head holding a cup, and 1 Cuban carved Guayacan wood figural group depicting fish, turtles, and dolphin. Figures range from 9" H to 47" H. Also includes a set of 13 African ceramic figures depicting various members of a tribe, plus 1 round table laden with food and drink, housed inside 1 colorful woven basket. Ceramic figures each approximately 4 3/4" H, basket 12 1/2" H x 10" diameter. Plus 2 turtleshell masks and 1 metal yoke with figure upon a horse. All items 20th century except for mask, which may be older.

The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.


Mask with considerable wear and some surface losses. 1 ceramic figure has tiny chips to base, 1 other has a few scattered tiny chips. All items in otherwise good condition.

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