Thursday, May 16, 2013

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art at Sotheby's

Sotheby's presented an exquisite sale of tribal art from Africa, Oceania, and the pre-Columbian Americas today in New York. A selection of the sale's highlights, noted below, includes an Eket Ogbom headdress, Olmec seated figure, Lega ivory figurine, Mambila female ancestor figure, and more. For full sale details, visit the Sotheby's website.

Ogbom headdress  -  Eket, Nigeria  -  

Statue of a heroine  -  Astrolabe Bay, Papua New Guinea 

Reliquary figure  -  Kota, Gabon

Seated figure  -  Olmec, Mexico

Ivory figurine  -  Lega, DR Congo

Ceramic figure  -  Chupicuaro, Mexico

Female ancestor figure  -  Mambila, Cameroon

Images courtesy of Sotheby's

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