Merton D. Simpson, New York
John Friede, New York
Acquired from the above, 1970s
For a closely related Sango reliquary guardian figure which entered the collection of the Musée de l'Homme, Paris, in 1897 see Chaffin and Chaffin (1980: 288, fig. 172). For other closely related sculptures cf. Perrois and Garcia (1986: 41) for one in the collection of the Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva; Robbins and Nooter (1989: 342, fig. 889) for another from the Gustave and Franyo Schindler Collection, New York; and Sotheby's London, July 2, 1990, lot 123; and Sotheby's New York, November 11, 2004, lot 102.
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