Well done, so I’m sharing it again.

It’s probably the best treatment of my thing to date.

“I had a black leather trenchcoat which was perfect for stashing a sawnoff shotgun, the dope was in a pouch but the gun was right there, at the ready.” Cooking Meth, jockey-boxing, armed robbery. Dahl was a self-confessed “serious bad guy” and after 20 years in prison, it was hard to see how he could create the biggest organic bread company in the world, making him a millionnaire many times over.
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Link to episode 1 on Apple: https://apple.co/3DdZC8v

Link to episode 1 on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3HeKxWQ

Another one of my faves.

Mumuye “Bush Cow” Mask from Nigeria

7″ x 7″ x 13″ long & 2lbs

Provenance:ex Merton Simpson

An unusual, early 20th century headdress (or horizontal helmet mask) that is an abstract representation of the bush cow and emphasizes aggressive power. They are worn with a thick costume of fiber.

Another of my favorites.

Baule Mbra “Gbekre” Monkey Figure from Ivory Coast

31″ x 9″ x 10″ & 28.5lbs

Provenance:ex Michel Gaud, Saint Tropez, France

This is an early 20th century figure representing a monkey. Cup bearing monkey sculptures are considered objects of power in Baule culture. Used only by the men’s societies, the functions range between them being used as a form of protection against sorcerers, while others believe they will intervene in divination rituals.

Bakongo Nkisi Nkondi

Nail Fetish Figure from DR Congo

23″ x 9″ x 10″ & 6.5lbs

Provenance: *May D&F Co. Denver, Colorado, before 1964

*Denver Art Museum, Colorado (inv.1964.292) acquired from the above, 1964

*Cole Harrell, New York, acquired from the above to benefit the Denver Art Museum Acquisitions Fund

Exhibited: Denver Art Museum, Colorado, Frederic C. Hamilton Gallery, 2006-2016

Bakongo Nkondi nail fetishes were used by communities for many reasons including protection against illnesses and evil spirits, and to set in stone contracts and decide argument outcomes. A holy person would activate the statue using magical substances. The Bakongo people also deeply believed in these figures ability to be effective tools to identify and punish wrong doers. The nails would be hammered into the sculpture to provoke action.