Thursday, June 7, 2012

African and Oceanic Art at Sotheby's - June 12, 2012

Sotheby's will put an exquisite group of African and Oceanic art and artifacts before the bidders in Paris on June 12. Highlights of the sale will include a stunning black Bete mask, a Fang reliquary figure, a cephalomorphic Igala head crest, a Yoruba Oshe Shango maternity figure, and a range of other sculptural masterworks from West and Central Africa, New Ireland, and elsewhere.

View the online catalogue.

Mask  -  Bete, Côte d'Ivoire
Reliquary figure  -  Fang, Gabon
Head crest  -  Igala, Nigeria
Oshe Shango maternity figure  -  Yoruba, Nigeria
Ivory cup with figurines  -  Sapi-Portuguese, Sierra Leone
Mask  -  Gere, Côte d'Ivoire
Power figure  -  Kongo, D.R. Congo
Female figure  -  Tiv, Nigeria
Malanggan mask  -  New Ireland
Canoe prow ornament  -  Solomon Islands

Information and images courtesy of Sotheby's

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