Mashanta Katsina – Kachina Fleur
Carved wood (cottonwood), pigments
Height: 20 cm – 7 ¾ in.
Ex collection Allan Stone, USA
Ex Sotheby’s New York, May 2014, lot 121
Ex private collection, UK
This kachina figure was formerly part of Allan Stone’s collection. A. Stone was legendary contemporary art dealer in New York. He acquired his first "tribal" art sculpture in 1955, and over the course of the next 50 years, he assembled one of the world's largest private collections of ancient arts from Africa, Oceania and North America, including a selection of important kachina dolls.