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    Description

    Yoruba? (Nigeria)
    Mirror frame
    Wood, iron, traces of blue and white pigment, fiber
    Height: 18 1/8 inches Width: 9 ¼ inches

    On the back of this decorated rectangular panel, surmounted by two birds and a snake (which chews on the tail of the smaller bird and has its head in the mouth of the larger), is a hinged door that opens to reveal a case within which a (now missing) mirror was once fixed. The front panel, divided into five rectangular zones, has two sets of four-lobed floral designs separated by two diamond-shapes, all in low relief. There are a few minor wood losses on the surface.

    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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