African and Oceanic art for sale at Sotheby’s



2015-06-26 11:12:37

African and Oceanic art for sale at Sotheby’s

6 Jun 2012, 13:25 GMT+01

Sotheby’s Paris have announced details of their upcoming June 12th sale for African and Oceanic Art.

The two private collections of Oliver & Pamela Cobb, and Thomas G. B. Wheelock will be included, along with several ensembles, such as African power masks and pieces of art never before seen.

The Oliver and Pamela Cobb collection includes several statues and sculptures, headlined by a Fang reliquary figure from northern Gabon, estimated to sell for 400,000-600,000 euros ($494,000-$742,000). Other figures include a Kota sculpture, a Mbulu Ngulu ancestor effigy, valued at 150,000-250,000 euros ($185,000-$309,000), an Inhambe female Tiv statue, estimate 120,000-180,000 euros ($148,000-$222,000), and an ancient Hemba ancestor effigy, valued at 250,000-350,000 euros ($309,000-$433,000).

Thomas G. B. Wheelock includes fifteen works of art by Burkina Faso, the star of which is a rare Bwa butterfly mask, estimated to sell for 150,000-250,000 euros ($185,000-$309,000).

The striking African power masks will be headlined by an Igala ceremonial masquerade headpiece, thought to be 100-150 years old, valued at 250,000-300,000 euros ($309,000-$371,000). A Guere warrior mask and a Kuba-Kete forest spirit mask will also be offered.

Eight fetish figures depicting art, magic and medicine from the Congo are included, as well as a range of other figures, masks, and works of art.


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