PUNU FIGURE, GABON
Height: 12 ¼ in (31.1 cm)
Excellent condition overall. Front of the proper right foot is broken and glued. Age crack to the proper right side of the coiffure, continuing down the spine. Marks, nicks, scratches, and abrasions in places throughout. Fine aged patina with remains of red, white, and black pigments, and with glossy rubbed highpoints. White paper label with "Stanoff" under foot. Has base.
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.
Alain and Marc de Monbrison, Paris
James Willis, San Francisco
Saul and Marsha Stanoff, Tarzana, acquired from the above
Lance and Roberta Entwistle, London, acquired from the above
Sidney and Bernice Clyman, Scarsdale, acquired from the above on June 4, 2004
Alain and Marc de Monbrison, advertisement, Arts d’Afrique Noire, 1976, No. 18, p. 48
Louis Perrois, Arts du Gabon. Les arts plastiques du bassin de l'Ogooué, Arnouville, 1979, p. 256, fig. 273