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Female figure, Chokwe people, Angola, 19th century. Wood. H 40 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner

Provenance: Galerie Pierre Dartevelle; private collection, Belgium.

Literature: M. Jordán, 'Chokwe! Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related Peoples', Birmingham Museum of Art, Munich, Prestel, 1998.

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Ancestor figure, Singiti, Niembo-Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century. Wood. H 70cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner.

 

Provenance: Pierre Loeb collection, Paris; Pierre and Claude Vérité, Paris.

Exhibitions: African Negro Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 18 March-19 May 1935; 'Les Arts Africains', Cercle Volney, Paris, 3 June-7 July 1955; 'La sculpture en Afrique Noire', Maison des Arts et Loisirs de Sochaux, Sochaux, 23 May-28 June 1970

Literature: Sweeney, James Johnson, African Negro Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935, p. 51, n° 42; 'Les Arts Africains', Paris, n° 289, ill; P. Vérité, 'La sculpture en Afrique Noire', Sochaux, 1970, n° 126, ill.