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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    A FINE KUBA CUP

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

    Price Realised  

    A FINE KUBA CUP
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Carved as a kneeling female figure with the hands resting on the knees, small conical breasts, the large head forming the vessel with lenticular eyes, the open mouth with carved tongue, cross hatched brows with bands of keloids in relief above, three incised arcs of scarification to each cheek, three bands of keloids to each temple, the coiffure with a figure-of-eight motif to each side on a finely cross-hatched ground, loop handle at the back, dark glossy patina.
    10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Julius Carlebach, New York, 1953


    Literature

    Robbins, W.M. and Nooter N.I., African Art in American Collections, Washington D.C., 1989, p.429, n.1099