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PROPERTY FROM AN ILLINOIS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A superb and Important Yoruba Doll by Olówè of Ise (ca. 1875-1938), Nigeria
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN ILLINOIS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A superb and Important Yoruba Doll by Olówè of Ise (ca. 1875-1938), Nigeria
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art

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A superb and Important Yoruba Doll by Olówè of Ise (ca. 1875-1938), Nigeria

Provenance

Christie's, London, October 24, 1978, lot 57 (ill.)
Acquired by the present owner at the above auction

Exhibited

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sculpture of Africa: Selections from a Private Collection, November 2 - December 23, 1984 (additional venue: Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, January 19 - March 3, 1985)
National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings, March 15 - September 7, 1998

Literature

University of Michigan Museum of Art (ed.), Sculpture of Africa: Selections from a Private Collection, Ann Arbor, 1984, pl. 15
William Fagg, "One Hundred Notes on Nigerian Art from Christie's Catalogues 1974-1990", Quaderni Poro, 7, 1991, p. 139, pl. 77
Roslyn A. Walker, Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings, Washington D.C., 1998, pp. 118-119, cat. 37 (three views)

Catalogue Note

As Dagan (1990: 83) states omolangidi dolls "are usually made of wood and have cylindrical or rectangular bodies and heads." Besides the offered lot, the only other omolangidi doll by Olowe of Ise is a promised gift to the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History (promised gift of Jerome L. Joss, FMCH X88.1024, published in Walker 1998: 116-117, cat. 36).

For two omolangidi dolls by other carvers see one in the collection of the Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (illustrated in Dagan 1990: 84, fig. 19.2) and another formerly in the Brill Collection (Sotheby's, New York, The William W. Brill Collection of African Art, November 17, 2006, lot 53).

African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art

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