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BAMANA ZOOMORPHIC HEADDRESS, MALI

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

BAMANA ZOOMORPHIC HEADDRESS, MALI

BAMANA ZOOMORPHIC HEADDRESS, MALI

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

41,250

USD

BAMANA ZOOMORPHIC HEADDRESS, MALI


Wood, fiber

Height: 23 in (58.4 cm)

Very good condition overall for an object of this age and type with wear consistent with use. One horn repaired in situ with cloth binding, as visible in the catalogue illustration. Minor marks, nicks, scratches and abrasions, including small chips to the mane, and a small, shallow surface cavity to one side of the mane. Old wear and well-patinated loss to the front edge and tip of the front horn. Very old patinated losses under the fiber attachments at the tips of the other horns. Exceptionally fine, deep, layered glossy black patina, with the reddish color of the wood visible in places, and with areas of encrustation. Has stand.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Gaston de Havenon, New York

Sidney and Bernice Clyman, Scarsdale, acquired from the above in April 1972

Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections, Survey 1989, Washington, D.C., 1989, p. 70, fig. 48

Michael Kan, African Art: Masterpieces from Private Collections, Katonah, 1993, n.p.

Alisa LaGamma, Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture, New York, 2002, p. 100, cat. no. 56

Bruno Roger-Vasselin and Laurelle Rinçon, "Sculpture africaine, les mythes d'origine", L'Œil, No. 544, February 2003

Katonah Museum of Art, African Art: Masterpieces from Private Collections, December 5, 1993 - February 27, 1994

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture, November 19, 2002 - April 13, 2003