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Luba Caryatid Stool, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Bram and Elaine Goldsmith

Luba Caryatid Stool, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Luba Caryatid Stool, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,800

USD

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Property from the Estate of Bram and Elaine Goldsmith

Luba Caryatid Stool, Democratic Republic of the Congo


The proper right side of the torso inscribed in black ink: “44502 Urua [/] v. Beringe.”

Height: 17 5/8 in (43.2 cm)

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Friedrich Robert von Beringe, collected in situ, circa 1900
Linden-Museum, Stuttgart, acquired from the above (inv. no. 44502)
Leon Underwood, London
Jay C. Leff, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, acquired by 1959
Alvin Abrams, New York
Bram and Elaine Goldsmith, Beverly Hills, acquired from the above on December 23, 1974
Walter A. Fairservis, Exotic Art from Ancient and Primitive Civilizations: Collection of Jay C. Leff, Pittsburgh, 1959, p. 58, cat. no 376
Walter A. Fairservis, Exotic Art from Ancient and Primitive Civilizations: A Selection from the Collection of Jay C. Leff, New York, 1960, cat. no. 38
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, ed., The Art of Black Africa: Collection of Jay C. Leff, Pittsburgh, 1969, cat. no. 283
Mary Nooter Roberts and Alison Saar, Body Politics: The Female Image in Luba Art and the Sculpture of Alison Saar, Los Angeles, 2000, p. 16, cat. no. 5
The Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Exotic Art from Ancient and Primitive Civilizations: Collection of Jay C. Leff, October 15, 1959 – January 3, 1960
American Federation of Art, New York, Exotic Art from Ancient and Primitive Civilizations: A Selection from the Collection of Jay C. Leff, March, 1960 – March, 1961
The Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, The Art of Black Africa: Collection of Jay C. Leff, October 24, 1969 – January 18, 1970
Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, Body Politics: The Female Image in Luba Art and the Sculpture of Alison Saar, November 12, 2000 – May 13, 2001