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Old African Mossi Fertility Doll ex-Hollywood Star- Anthony Quinn's Collection! Early 20th C. Wood Figure w/ COA Ritual FERTILITY Doll

Regular price $274.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $274.00 USD
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From late Hollywood Star's Anthony Quinn's personal collection! Authentic "gorgeous form" early 20th century West Africa, Burkina Faso, Mossi Tribe fertility doll. Dolls such as these were given to young Mossi girls as a toy doll but also to prepare her for motherhood. In addition, caring for such dolls was believed to promote fertility. Interestingly, Mossi dolls are typically carved by male blacksmiths. This figure crested coiffures with minimal facial features and highly decorated incised lines throughout body. Size: 8 5/8" H (21.9 cm )-Wonderful old patina and Old inventory number written in black ink atop white pigment beneath.

Provenance: Certificate of Authenticity from well respected Gallery that specializes in Antiquities where piece was originally purchased. Further- ex-private collection of actor Anthony Quinn and his wife Katherine, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA acquired prior to 2000

(Bio from Artemis Galleries): Mr. Quinn appeared in more than 180 films in his 55-year career and his work brought him to exotic locations across the globe. His lifelong passion for collecting art fueled his creativity and helped bring to life some iconic characters like Zorba the Greek, Paul Gaugin in Lust for Life, Auda Abu Tayi in Lawrence of Arabia and hundreds more. Some of his favorite filming locations were in Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Mexico and the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. Quinn collected art and artifacts from various cultures and eras, fueling this passion with his sincere curiosity, intelligence, and boundless energy.

Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction-Guaranteed Authentic

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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