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Offline keith

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Latest African carving, from where ?
« on: March 06, 2017, 07:18:25 PM »
12 inches tall, quite heavy but with a style of carving I've not seen before, any ideas please ?  ;D ;D

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Re: Latest African carving, from where ?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 02:57:35 PM »
Think I've got this one after searching a million or so images  :o ;D ;D I believe it represents an 'Oba' ( Head man ) from Benin, here's Eweka 2nd of Benin 1914-33, what do you think ?

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Re: Latest African carving, from where ?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 04:01:29 AM »
Ooh yes, it looks very similar, Keith. Like this too: http://www.aplusafricanart.com/people/AkanU.php?pk1=1014 Most of them seem to be bronze rather than wood, but there are a fair number of them on Pinterest if you have access to it? If not it's worth joining simply because it is now the most fab collection of images for pottery, collectables and glass. It is, without a doubt, my favourite online waste of time place!   :bny:
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Re: Latest African carving, from where ?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 11:36:30 AM »
Thanks Anne, I'll have a look.