Lot 34
  • 34

A Superb Yombe Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo

25,000 - 35,000 USD
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kneeling, the naturalistic female figure wearing anklets and bracelets, mirror inset eyes; fine honey brown patina.


Mrs. W.A. Creeth
Sotheby's London, July 13, 1971, lot 250
Ralph Nash, London
Freddie Rolin, New York
Acquired from the above, 1970s


New York, The African-American Institute, Masterpieces of the Peoples Republic of the Congo, September 25, 1980 - January 24, 1981


The African-American Institute, Masterpieces of the Peoples Republic of the Congo, 1980, cat. 22, p. 26
Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections, 1989, p. 357, fig. 928
Jaques Kerchache, Jean-Louis Paudrat and Lucien Stephan, Art of Africa, 1993, p. 565, fig. 993

Catalogue Note

For a closely related figure formerly owned by Merton D. Simpson, New York, cf. Lehuard (1989, vol. 1: 231, fig. D 3-3-2).