Lot 78
  • 78

Wum Mabwo Mask, Cameroon

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
245,000 USD
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Description

  • wood

Provenance

Harry A. Franklin, Los Angeles
Valerie Franklin, Beverly Hills, by descent from the above
Sotheby's, New York, The Harry A. Franklin Collection of African Art, April 21, 1990, lot 176
Myron Kunin, Minneapolis, acquired at the above auction

Exhibited

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., The Art of Cameroon, February 1 - June 17, 1984; additional venues:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, July 28 - September 9, 1984
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, October 6 - November 25, 1984
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, March 9 - June 16, 1985
American Museum of Natural History, New York, July 15 - October 15, 1985
Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, Expressions of Cameroon Art: the Franklin Collection, February 1 - November 15, 1986; additional venues:
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, June 1 - September 6, 1987
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, October 5, 1987 - January 3, 1988
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, June 6 - September 4, 1988
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, October 3, 1988 - January 8, 1989
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, October 7 - December 31, 1989

Literature

Tamara Northern, The Art of Cameroon, Washington, 1984, p. 65, fig. 92
Tamara Northern, Expressions of Cameroon Art: the Franklin Collection, Los Angeles, 1986, p. 51, fig. 37
Warren M. Robbins and Nancy I. Nooter, African Art in American Collections. Survey 1989, Washington and London, 1989, p. 310, fig. 794
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