A collection of African items: arrowheads & arrowshafts, spears (2), sword-sidearms (2), bows (4), quivers (2), gourd, instrument, knife and sheath
Lot 1387
A collection of African items: arrowheads & arrowshafts, spears (2), sword-sidearms (2), bows (4), quivers (2), gourd, instrument, knife and sheath
Sold for US$ 1,762 inc. premium
Lot Details
African, Southeast Asian, Oceanic and Latin American Property from Palm Springs Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund
A collection of African items
Comprising a grouping of Ifi Pygmy material, Congo, including arrowheads and arrowshafts, two bows, a quiver, a knife and sheath; Kalahari Bushmen material, Southern Africa, including arrowheads and arrowshafts, two bows and a quiver; two Nandi spears, ngotit, and two sword-sidearms, Kenya; a Masai gourd, Kenya; an Ethiopian instrument, masinko.

Footnotes

  • Collected by explorer and documentary cinematographer Paul L. Hoefler, F.R.G.S., on expeditions to Africa between the years 1925-26 and 1928-1930. Born in Spokane, Washington in 1893, Hoefler gained early notoriety in the late 1920s when, as a member of the Denver African Expedition, he returned with what was reportedly the first film footage of Southwest Africa's Bushmen. This was released as the silent film The Bushman in 1927, and in 1930 Hoefler produced Africa Speaks, incorporating footage shot on the 1928-1930 Colorado African Expedition into the first documentary sound film on Africa.
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