Lot 132
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Fang Female Reliquary Figure, Gabon

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
Sold
75,000 USD
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Description

  • wood

Provenance

Reportedly in the "Moriss Collection", possibly referring to Père Antony Innocent Moris, Paris
Dr. Gaston Durville, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Paris, acquired circa 1930s
Ladislas and Helena Segy, New York, acquired from the above in 1956

Catalogue Note

A male figure by the same hand as this fine small-scale Fang reliquary statue was published on the front cover of Marie-Louise Bastin's 1984 publication Introduction aux arts d'Afrique noire, see fig. 1.
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