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A Superb Sango Reliquary Guardian Figure, Gabon
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 240,000 USD
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23
A Superb Sango Reliquary Guardian Figure, Gabon
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 240,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Saul and Marsha Stanoff Collection

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A Superb Sango Reliquary Guardian Figure, Gabon
the diamond-shaped openwork body supporting a face covered with metal strips and round shell (mollusca) eyes; fine aged patina with remains of encrustation.
height 8 1/2 in. 20.6 cm
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Provenance

Merton D. Simpson, New York
John Friede, New York
Acquired from the above, 1970s

Literature

Alain Chaffin and François Chaffin, L'Art Kota, 1980, p. 286, fig. 170
Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections, 1989, p. 342, fig. 890

Catalogue Note

For a closely related Sango reliquary guardian figure which entered the collection of the Musée de l'Homme, Paris, in 1897 see Chaffin and Chaffin (1980: 288, fig. 172). For other closely related sculptures cf. Perrois and Garcia (1986: 41) for one in the collection of the Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva; Robbins and Nooter (1989: 342, fig. 889) for another from the Gustave and Franyo Schindler Collection, New York; and Sotheby's London, July 2, 1990, lot 123; and Sotheby's New York, November 11, 2004, lot 102.

The Saul and Marsha Stanoff Collection

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New York