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Kuba Divination Object

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
127
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Kuba Divination Object, in the form of a crocodile, with typical interlocking geometric patterning on either side of the animal, wearing a beaded necklace, complete with the rubbing tool, smooth dark brown patina, lg. 19 in.

Provenance: The Charles and Blanche Derby collection, Northampton, Massachusetts; purchased from the Bernheimer Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1975.

Exhibitions: Springfield Museum of Arts, 1995-1996; Middlebury College Museum of Art, 1996.
Estimate $800-1,200


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Keywords

Blanche Derby, African art, Bernheimer, Geography of Massachusetts, Kuba, Kuba divination, Massachusetts, Northampton, Massachusetts, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, Cambridge

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