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Kachina Collection of the late Thomas Empey

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Aug 16

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions. Accepted methods of payment are: cash, check (personal, business, or cashiers), money order, or wire transfers for foreign payments. We will not accept credit card payments or foreign checks.

Opens Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Closes Thursday, August 16, 2018 starting at 10:00 a.m.

Annex Preview: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The Kachina collection of the late Thomas Empey (1946-2016) was assembled out of love and respect for the Native American culture and beliefs. His fascination began as a child growing up in southern Utah and culminated in this lifetime collection. A thorough record of each item underscores his passion for the traditions of the Hopi and other western tribes from which they derive. His curation emphasizes family lineage of artists as Kachina doll carving is passed on from one generation to the next. These carefully chosen figures exemplify uniqueness, quality and creativity of each selectively chosen artist. What resulted, is a well crafted collection that represents the most revered of the past tradition and the most promising of the future of this sacred artform. Exclusively on Bidsquare.

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