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    West African avian sculpture, 20th c.

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    West African terracotta animal.

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    West African rabbit shaped lidded bowl.

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    West African brass armlet, 20th century.

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    West African brass object, 20th century.

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    West African brass object, 20th century.

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    2 West African bronze arm cuffs, Pre-1900.

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    West African cylindrical figure, 19th / 20th c.

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    West African seated female figure, 20th c.

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    West African standing wood figure, 20th c.

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    3 West African ivory bracelets, 19th / 20th c.

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    3 West African ivory bracelets, 19th / 20th c.

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    West African ivory female figure finial.

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    Ivory flute, early 20th century.

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    West African ivory oliphant, 19th / 20th c.

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    West African ivory oliphant, 19th / 20th century.

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    West African ivory oliphant, 19th / 20th century.

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    West African ivory oliphant, 19th / 20th century.

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    West African ivory oliphant, 19th / 20th century.

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    West African headdress, 20th century.

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    West African dance crest with animal ears.

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    West African face mask, 20th century.

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    West African horned helmet mask, 20th century.

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    West African horned head crest, 20th century.

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    West African heart shaped face mask, 20th c.

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    West African skin covered face mask, 20th c.

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    West African mancala game board, 20th c.

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    2 thumb pianos with carved linear motifs.

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    West African wooden flute, 20th century.

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    West African phallus sculpture, 20th century.

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    West African figural staff, first half 20th c.

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    West African staff with geometric carvings.

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    West African iron staff, 20th cen.

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    West African ivory & hide containers,early 20th c.

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    West African utilitarian objects, 20th c.

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    West African iron gong, 20th c.

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    Gurunsi ivory armlet, 20th century.

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    Lobi ivory pendant, 19th / 20th century.

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    Lobi ivory pendant, 19th / 20th century.

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    Lobi terracotta vessel, 20th century.

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    Lobi standing female figure, 20th century.

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    Lobi stool with three legs, 20th century.

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    Mossi wooden flute, 20th century.

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    Burkina Faso phallic neck rest, 20th century.

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    Burkina Faso plank mask, 20th c.

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    Baga serpent headdress, 20th century.

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    Stylized bush cow Tonkongba headdress.

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    Baga style Nimba shoulder mask, 20th c.

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Auction Description

Estate of Merton Simpson & Multi Estate Ethnographic by Quinn's Auction Galleries

Join us for an important one-day auction featuring ethnographic art encompassing Pre-Columbian, African / Tribal, Oceanic, and so much more! Session 1: features the Estate of Merton Simpson collection. Session 2: focuses on multi-estate ethnographic collectors. Simpson assembled a memorable collection of African art with notable pieces that include a 16th century Benin plaque, a Niger Delta seated figure c.15th – 17th century, a Kuba Bwoom mask, an Eket round face mask, and more. 

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Quinn's Auction Galleries
Falls Church, VA 22046
United States

dquinn@quinnsauction.com

Phone:703-532-5632

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Quinn's Auctions ONLY ships with FedEx Domestic and USPS internationally. We do not ship Media Mail. Shipping costs are based on the weight of your lots and your location. We require a complete shipping address and phone number to process your shipping quote.  You will receive your shipping quote in your invoice via your registered email with a tracking number if available.  Once payment is received Quinns will ship items FedEx ground in the United States, USPS International or release items to an outside shipper.
 
Quinn's Auctions reserves the right to recommend an outside shipper based on fragility and size of lot. We offer recommendations for outside shipping by trusted shippers if necessary. If using an outside shipper Quinn's Auctions is not responsible for damages by carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by Quinn's Auctions and will not be liable for any losses which result. 
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