Art Africain et Océanien

  • Sale 3521
  • Paris
  • 11 December 2012

On December 11, Christie’s is pleased to present a magnificent selection of African and Oceanic Art, which is led by an icon of African art: a Nkundu reliquary measuring 8 feet tall.  This masterpiece of Central African art formed one of the key sculptures from the famous collection of the Belgian painter Jean Willy Mestach for nearly 60 years.  In addition, a superb collection of New Guinea unique miniature masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will be offered at auction.  Other rare pieces of exceptional provenances are also presented in this sale such as a Manyanga/Kongo nail figure and a newly discovered Baga snake.

Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 6,022,975 (EUR)

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