ALEX PHILIPS
OCEANIC ART

 

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Kongo-Vili Zoomorphic Power Figure (nail fetish)

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

Wood,  Metal nails and Knife blades

early 20th century

Henri Kamer and Alan Brandt, Paris and New York (invoice no. "646565", described as "Animal nail fetish in wood with nail and blade inserts. Archaic and rare example. Bakongo tribe. Western Congo")
Allan Stone, New York, acquired from the above on February 26, 1965

Exhibited- The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, Power Incarnate: Allan Stone's Collection of Sculpture from the Congo, May 14 - September 4, 2011

Literature-  Kevin D. Dumouchelle, Power Incarnate: Allan Stone's Collection of Sculpture from the Congo, Greenwich, Connecticut, 2011, p. 31, cat. 7

67.5cm

 

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  ALEX PHILIPS
OCEANIC ART