Lot 9056 * Five African Carved Masks, comprising a Izi Okoroshi mask, a Tsogo Gabon example, a Punu Gabon example, a Pygmy Congo example, a Wagoma-Babuye example and a Punu Gabon example. Height of tallest 12 5/8 inches. Estimate $ 150-250 Property from the Collection of Gerald F. Glaeve, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Fang mask from Equatorial Guinea. It was once in the collection of Adriana and Robert Mnuchin of New York and the Pace Primitive and Ancient Art Gallery in New York. It is 15 1/2 inches high and has and estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.
This exceptionally rare Fang head represents the head of an ancestor which was used in the Ngan dance society in Northern Gabon or North-eastern Rio Muni by the Fang-Ntumu and the Fang-Fang. The Ngan dance is an ancient dance of the Fang-Ntumu which is highly important to the moral structure of public village life, and most importantly to the education of young people... - Fang style comparisons - RAND AFRICAN ART - READ!
Masque gon-Kwele, Gabon-Bois-36x20x11cm-Collection Guy Ladrière, Paris. The sculpture was shown among 150 other ones in the movie 'Statues also die' (Les statues meurent aussi) by directors Chris Marker and Alain Resnais. The movie got released and banned in 1953.
Statue de gardien de reliquaire-Mahongwe, Kota-Obamba-Gabon, region de l'Ogooué-Laiton-52x17x9,5cm-Musee du quai Branly. The sculpture was shown among 150 other ones in the movie 'Statues also die' (Les statues meurent aussi) by directors Chris Marker and Alain Resnais. The movie got released and banned in 1953.