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Faces, visible – invisible

Lwalwa Mfondo mask
Democratic Republic of The Congo

Early 20th century
Ex collection Bernard Cosyns, Antwerp
Ex Galerie Gregory Verdonck, Brussels
Ex collection Jo de Buck, Brussels

Malagan mask
New Ireland

19th century
Collected by Fregat Captain Rudolph Brosch in 1894
during the Austrian Imperial Expedition in the South Seas (1893-1895)
Thence by descent in the Brosch family

Iagalagana Mumuye figure
Nigeria

Early 20th century
Ex collection Galerie Jacques Kerchache, Paris
Ex Gros & Delettrez, Paris, 18 Nov 2003, lot 235
Ex collection Galerie Flak circa 2006
Ex private collection, France
Published: Mumuye, François Neyt, 2006 (cover & plate 19)

Gope spirit board
Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Early 20th century
Ex collection Aaron Furman, New York
Ex private collection, acquired from the above in the 1960s

Kavat mask for night dances
Uramot- Baining people
New Britain

Mid 20th century
Ex private collection, UK

Baining Fire Dance
Firedancer wearing a ceremonial mask, Baining people, Gazelle Peninsula of New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
March 2008
Photograph: Taro Taylor

Kifwebe Songye mask
Kalebwe , Democratic Republic of the Congo

Early 20th century
Ex private collection in the Netherlands since the 1960s
By descent in the family (third generation)
Ex Sotheby’s Paris

















« C’est pharamineux, affolant d’expression »

André Derain, 1907

Yupik shaman’s dual mask
Man-Seal inua spirit
St. Michael, Alaska

Late 19th century

Collected in Anvik, Alaska
Ex collection Heye Foundation, Museum of the American Indian, inventory # 5/941
Sold in 1944 to Julius Carlebach (1909-1964)
Ex Carlebach Gallery, New York
Ex collection Jeffrey R. Myers, New York
Ex collection Pinchas Mendelson, New York, acquired from the above in 2003
By descent

False Face mask
Iroquois people
Northeast, USA

Early 20th century
Ex private collection, Albuquerque, USA

Yam fertility figure
“Kwaga” (according to Douglas Newton’s notes)
Nukuma people
Washkuk Hills, Upper Sepik, Papua New Guinea

Early 20th century
Field-collected by Douglas Newton, 1973
Ex collection Douglas Newton (1920-2001), New York,
inv. # “Nu 15”
Ex collection John & Marcia Friede, Jolika,
acquired from the above 2002
Ex collection Marc Assayag, Montreal
Ex private collection, New York

















Kota Obamba Figure
Mbulu-Ngulu reliquary figure
Gabon

Early 20th century or earlier
Ex private collection, acquired in the 1950s
By descent
Ex Christie’s Paris, Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, June 11th 2012
Ex collection Daniel Hourdé, Paris
Ex Galerie Ratton, Paris
Ex private collection, Paris acquired from the above in 2017
Publication / Exhibition:
“Gabon”, Galerie Philippe Ratton, June-Sept. 2017 p. 40-41

Lele mask
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Early 20th century
Ex collection Hendrik Elias (1925-2014)
By descent in the family
Ex collection Jo de Buck, Brussels

















Ancestor Figure
North Coast, Aitape region, East Sepik Province
Papua New Guinea

Early 20th century
Acquired in the 1930s
Ex Sotheby’s New York, 2001
Ex collection Pierre Mondoloni, France
Published: Sepik: Hooks, Figures & Masks, 2018

Poos’hum Katsina – Seed Kachina doll
Hopi, Arizona

Circa 1890
Ex private collection, USA

Lega Idimu or Lukwakongo mask
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Early 20th century
Ex collection Michel Boulanger, Liege
Ex collection Jo de Buck, Brussels
Ex private collection, Seattle

Exceptional large carved head
Old Bering Sea III culture
Archaic Eskimo, Alaska

300 A.D. – 500 A.D.
Ex collection Harry Klamer, Toronto
Ex collection Perry Lewis, Connecticut
Published:
Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait, Wardwell figure 119

















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