Lot 6
  • 6

Hemba Spirit Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

30,000 - 50,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • wood
  • Height: 7½ in (19 cm)


Georges Rodriguez, New York
Ernst Anspach, New York, acquired from the above in 1972 
Daniel and Marian Malcolm, Tenafly, New Jersey, acquired from the above on January 9, 1999


Brainerd Hall Art Gallery, Statue University College, Potsdam, New York, African Sculpture: Rare and Familiar Forms from the Collection of Ernst Anspach, October 1974
Center for African Art, New York, The Art of Collecting African Art, May 13 - October 9, 1988
Museum for African Art, New York, Facing the Mask, September 19, 2002 - March 2, 2003
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, Crosscurrents: Art of the Southeastern Congo, September 30, 2011 - January 8, 2012


George Nelson Preston, African Sculpture: Rare and Familiar Forms from the Collection of Ernst Anspach, 1974, cover and pp. 1 and 12, cat. 8
Susan Mullin Vogel, The Art of Collecting African Art, New York, 1988, p. 45
Jack McKesson, "Les Expositions," Arts d'Afrique Noire, no. 67, Autumn 1988, p. 35
Christine Mullen Kreamer, "The Art of Collecting African Art," African Arts, vol XXII, no. 2, February 1989, p. 95 
Musée National des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie (adv.), Arts d'Afrique Noire, no. 87, Autumn 1993, p. 68
Frank Herreman, Facing the Mask, New York, 2002, p. 23, cat. 13
John Pemberton III, Crosscurrents: Art of the Southeastern Congo, Northampton, 2011, p. 61, cat. 48
Heinrich Schweizer, Visions of Grace: 100 Masterpieces from the Collection of Daniel and Marian Malcolm, Milan, 2014, p. 233, cat. 93