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Mahongwe Reliquary Figure, Gabon

Mahongwe Reliquary Figure, Gabon

Mahongwe Reliquary Figure, Gabon

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Mahongwe Reliquary Figure, Gabon


The reverse inscribed in white ink with Barbier-Mueller inventory number: "BMG 1019-48", and Merton D. Simpson inventory number: "J386."

Height: 23 in (58.4 cm)

Reportedly collected in situ between 1933-1936
Jean Roudillon, Paris
Merton D. Simpson, New York, acquired from the above
Sidney Lichter, Scarsdale, acquired from the above
Merton D. Simpson, New York, acquired from the above
Acquired from the above on July 14, 1983
Louis Perrois, Arts du Gabon. Les arts plastiques du bassin de l’Ogooué, Arnouville, 1979, p. 37, fig. 15
Eugenia W. Herbert, Red Gold: Copper Arts of Africa, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1984, p. 8, fig. 13, cat. no. 1
Musee Barbier-Mueller, Geneva, temporary loan, mid-1979 – 1980
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts, Red Gold: Copper Arts of Africa, September 4 – October 31, 1984