Lot 39
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LEGA HAT, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 USD
Sold
6,250 USD
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Description

  • Height: 12 in (30.5 cm)
with mussel (Iridina spekei) and sea heart (Entada gigas) shells and the skull of a white-thighed hornbill (Bycanistes albotibialis) attached.

Exhibited

The Mary and Leigh Block Art Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Wild Spirits - Strong Medicine: African Art and the Wilderness, September 21 - November 22, 1989; additional venues:
The Lowe Art Museum, The University of Miami, Miami, December 14, 1989 - January 28, 1990
The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, February 18 - April 30, 1990
The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, September 15 - December 1, 1990
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Primitivism Revisited: After the End of an Idea, December 15, 2006 - January 27, 2006

Literature

Martha G. Anderson and Christine Mullen Kreamer, Wild Spirits, Strong Medicine: African Art and the Wilderness, New York, 1989, p. 96, p. 97, no. 29
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