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Bruce Frank Primitive Art
New York City, NY
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Shrine Object

Lobi, Burkina Faso
19th-Early 20th Century

Previous Collections:  Reganald Groux, Paris. The Michael Oliver Collection, New York. Private collection, New York

So many of these snakes on the market today are reproductions; they are falsely aged with rust. This example has a deep varied patina from decades of use. The organic form of this stylized snake is truly wonderful; it flows with life-like body movement that gives the impression the piece is actually in motion. A very high quality example.

Shrine Object

Lobi, Burkina Faso
19th-Early 20th Century

Previous Collections:  Reganald Groux, Paris. The Michael Oliver Collection, New York. Private collection, New York

So many of these snakes on the market today are reproductions; they are falsely aged with rust. This example has a deep varied patina from decades of use. The organic form of this stylized snake is truly wonderful; it flows with life-like body movement that gives the impression the piece is actually in motion. A very high quality example.

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