Lot 12
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Mossi Mask, Burkina Faso

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
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Description

  • wood
  • Height: 51 3/4 in (131.4 cm)
an Art Institute of Chicago label on the reverse inscribed: "CHGO. COLL. *1963 / 335.63 / RofO 18932 (Baker)"

Provenance

Herbert Baker, Chicago, by 1963
James Willis, San Francisco, acquired from the above
Myron Kunin, Minneapolis, acquired from the above on May 29, 1991

Exhibited

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Chicago Collectors: an Exhibition Sponsored by the Men's Council of the Art Institute, September 20 - October 27, 1963
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, African Studies Conference, 1966
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Ethnic Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Baker: Africa, Mediterranean, Oceania, December 17, 1966 - January 29, 1967
Museum of Primitive Art, New York, The Herbert Baker Collection, November 19, 1969 - February 8, 1970
John Hancock Center, Chicago, African Art and the Impressionists-Expressionists, 1971
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Desert Art Collections, March 21 - June 2, 1985
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, extended loan, October 1, 1991 - October 1, 1992

Literature

John Maxon and Allen Wardwell, Chicago Collectors: an Exhibition Sponsored by the Men's Council of the Art Institute, Chicago, 1963, p. 33, pl. 22
Ralph T. Coe, Ethnic Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Baker: Africa, Mediterranean, Oceania, Kansas City, 1966, p. 17, no. 42
Douglas Newton, The Herbert Baker Collection, New York, 1969, p. 16, no. 138
Allen Wardwell, "The Herbert Baker Collection", African Arts, Vol. III, No. 3, p. 33, fig. 6
Katherine Plake Hough and Janice Lyle, Desert Art Collections, Palm Springs, 1985, p. 42
Christopher Roy, Art of the Upper Volta Rivers, Paris, 1987, p. 121, fig. 88
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