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AN AFRICAN IRON AGE FUNERARY STONE CARVING, BURA ASINDA CULTURE, LOWER NIGER VALLEY, 3RD-13TH CENTUR

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AN AFRICAN IRON AGE FUNERARY STONE CARVING, BURA ASINDA CULTURE, LOWER NIGER VALLEY, 3RD-13TH CENTURY, carved metamorphic rock, possibly chlorite schist, the hand carved anthropomorphic form with a "shovel" form head and relief carved circular eyes divided by a pronounced central nose ridge atop an integral long, tapered "body." Height: 13" Width: 2 1/2" Depth: 1 1/2" Provenance: Fred Wessman; Estate of Robert William Guynn, Houston, Texas.
Condition Report: Apparent wear, tool marks, stains, losses, cracks, lacking collar with apparent glue/stain residue encircling the neck. Both ends are somewhat "jagged/raw". No apparent repairs or major damages.


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AN AFRICAN IRON AGE FUNERARY STONE CARVING, BURA ASINDA CULTURE, LOWER NIGER VALLEY, 3RD-13TH CENTURY, carved metamorphic rock, possibly chlorite schist, the hand carved anthropomorphic form with a "shovel" form head and relief carved circular eyes divided by a pronounced central nose ridge atop an integral long, tapered "body." Height: 13" Width: 2 1/2" Depth: 1 1/2" Provenance: Fred Wessman; Estate of Robert William Guynn, Houston, Texas.
Condition Report: Apparent wear, tool marks, stains, losses, cracks, lacking collar with apparent glue/stain residue encircling the neck. Both ends are somewhat "jagged/raw". No apparent repairs or major damages.

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