A Curated Collection of Fine African Metalwork Auction Ending 5/30

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Bidding ends:
Thu, May 30, 2019 8:00PM

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Online Only Auction, Absolute Auction Center, 45 South Ave.
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
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Sale Description

Items located in Pleasant Valley, NY. Items include wall plaque from the royal palace, Edo people, Benin; rare masterwork ceremonial ax, Sapo-Sapo/Songye people, Congo; prestige neck ring, Kirdi or Fali people, Nigeria; West African anklet and bracelet bells; late 19thC gold weights, Akan people; and more.  


Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen have collected African art for over thirty years, making nine trips to Africa to study the art in its cultural setting. The Rosens have published three African art books, curated more than ten exhibitions from their collection, and have given public lectures about African art and culture. They have donated art from their collection to various institutions including the Newark Museum, Temple University in Philadelphia, the SMA Fathers African Art Museum in Tenafly, New Jersey, and the African American Research Library in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

Payment is due by Monday, June 3 at 1PM.  

Pickup in Pleasant Valley, NY must be completed by Monday, June 3 at 3PM.  

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