Lot 99
  • 99

A Fine Asante Comb, Ghana

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
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Description

the plaque-like body with conical protruding breasts surmounted by a diamond shaped head with upswept bi-lobed coiffure, all above a row of eight tines; 'AK 3/64 v. Bekwai/ Ashanti Ghana Krieg' in white pigment on reverse; fine varied medium and dark brown patina. 

Provenance

Karl-Heinz Krieg, Neuenkirchen, 1964
Tom Alexander, Saint Louis
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1970s

Catalogue Note

For two closely related examples see Sotheby's New York, November 17, 2006, lot 148 (formerly in the William W. Brill Collection) and Cole and Ross (1977: 52, fig. 89, formerly Schindler Collection).
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