Ethnographic Arts & Artifacts Online Auction

October 05, 2017

LOT 168

Lot 168

Thembu (Xhosa) Polychrome Beadwork Necklace, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Thembu (Xhosa) Polychrome Beadwork Necklace, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Lot 168 Details
Thembu (Xhosa) Polychrome Beadwork Necklace, Eastern Cape, South Africa

with cowrie shell, mother of pearl button and leather support
diameter 10.25 ins — 26 cms

Estimate $80-$120

Realised: $60
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Purchased South Africa, 1996;
Private collection, Ontario


Contains material which may be subject to import/export regulation


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LOT 168

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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