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5997Re: please help identifying sculpture

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  • kdragt
    Nov 22, 2012
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      I know, Im very shallow:) and thinking he never went anywhere besides basic training and then Africa, I couldnt imagine he brought it home from some exotic land. But I appreciate your thoughts and will now follow up on what I can find about New Guinea or Asiatic art or just add it on top of the wood pile. It honestly does not appeal to me, I was just hoping it would to someone!

      --- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, Ed Jones <bucit@...> wrote:
      > What makes you think it is African?   Looks to me as if it may have a "Paupa New Guinea" (Sepik), or Asiatic appeal...  
      > From: kdragt <kdragt@...>
      > To: African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 10:52 AM
      > Subject: [African_Arts] please help identifying sculpture
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/African_Arts/photos/album/366296514/pic/1768432738/view
      > this is listed in group under pvl mask. it was in our home in storage probably since WW2 when my father came home from Africa, but I have no way to know for sure. ANy help identifying would be appreciated- also advice if I should put it in the fire place or drop off at NMAA would also be appreciated. It is about 2 1/2 feet tall 10 inches wide solid piece of wood with bone or ivory eyes.
      > Richard
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