African Art Auction Ending 3/26

Items located in Pleasant Valley, NY. Items include Tubular dance skirt & basket, Dida people, Ivory Coast. The skirts are worn by elderly persons, mostly widowed women, as a sign of prestige and wealth; Royal neck ring, Teke people, Democratic Republic of Congo. Heavy bronze neck rings such as this were worn by high status Chiefs with the title of Earth Lord; Face Mask, Ogoni people, Nigeria. This mask represents a British colonial officer wearing a pith helmet; Asafo military flag, Fante people, Ghana; Women's wraps, Burkina Faso. (A) Fulani people (?). Indigo dyed textile; Mami Wata crest mask, Temne people, Sierra Leone. Mami Wata is a siren or spirit associated with water and snakes; Copper Nineteenth century pre-coin currency objects, Congo and more.

AFRICAN ART COLLECTION OF MARY SUE AND PAUL PETER ROSEN Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen have collected African art for over thirty years, making nine trips to Africa to study the art in its cultural setting. The Rosens have published three African art books, curated more than ten exhibitions from their collection, and have given public lectures about African art and culture. They have donated art from their collection to various institutions including the Newark Museum, Temple University in Philadelphia, the SMA Fathers African Art Museum in Tenafly, New Jersey, and the African American Research Library in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Payment is due by Wednesday, March 28 at 1PM.

Pickup in Pleasant Valley, NY must be completed by Monday, April 2 at 3PM. We will be closed on Friday, March 30.

All lots sold as is, where is. There is a 15% Buyers Premium for all lots purchased. Payment methods include cash, MC, Visa, Discover or good check. You can make credit card payment online by going to your Member Area and selecting your invoice.

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THE FOLLOWING REFERENCES CITED BY AUTHOR(S) AND PUBLICATION YEAR IN VARIOUS LOTS ARE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE:

ROSEN MS/ ROSEN PP: MASKS FROM WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA 2013
J-B BACQUART: TRIBAL ARTS OF AFRICA 1998
ROSEN MS/ ROSEN PP: THE COLORFUL SOGO BO PUPPETS OF MALI 2012
J GILLOW: AFRICAN TEXTILES 2003
D CLARKE: THE ART OF AFRICAN TEXTILES 1997

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