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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 40

    A BEMBE FEMALE FIGURE

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BEMBE FEMALE FIGURE
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    Standing on flexed legs with the arms in relief and the hands on the abdomen, raised panels of keloids to the sides of the torso and abdomen, the face with inset white bead eyes, the asymmetrical coiffure smooth on one side and shaved on the other with delineated scalloped border, fetish material in a cavity in the rectum, fine dark glossy patina.
    6¾ in. (17 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Julius Carlebach, New York, 1953