Lot 218: A fine Shona axe

A fine Shona axe. Shona people, Zimbabwe. L: 34". The axe of classical form, the long handle with gentle and graceful arc towards the lower half, the blade of half-circle shape with long tang, with some incising on the bridge. Exceptionally fine patina to the surface from handling. The piece has an old tag that was attached and states: “Ex Hooper Coll.// May 62// 25/- // 148”. A fine piece with historical provenance. On a custom base. Ex. Arte primitive, Ex Hooper Collection.

Price Realized: $425

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