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    AN ABOMEY ROYAL THRONE
    Dahomey, Benin
    32-3/4 inches (83.2 cm) high

    The stepped base surmounted by a rectangular openwork pedestal support, the front and back panels with a checkerboard pattern, the side panels with rectangular motifs, topped with an incurved seat, with a beautiful deep old patina overall

    LITERATURE:
    Cf. The Collection of Colonel Dodds, The First Dahomey Campaign, 1892;
    See also Sotheby's, Paris, Art Africain, Océanien et d'Asie du Sud-Est, December 7, 2005, lot 61.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    10th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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