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Live Auction

Fall Southern Estates and Collections: Session II

Wed, Oct 18, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 651

African Doll, pre 1940, and 3 Figures

Estimate: $500 - $700
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$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property from the Estate of David Rapkin


African Doll, pre 1940, and 3 Figures, comprising a carved wood Biiga Abstract doll, likely Mossi, Burkina Faso (8 1/8 in., age cracking), a seated female figure, probably Lobi, Burkina Faso (7 in., age crack across chest, wear to surface), and a male figure, probably Lobi, Burkina Faso (7 1/4 in., wear to surface) Provenance for all of the above: Exhibited "African Art in Unlikely Places: The David Rapkin Collection," University of Nebraska, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, 2012, the abstract doll purchased from Sujaro Gallery of African Art, San Francisco, 2011, who acquired it from Dalton-Somare Gallery, a prestigious tribal art gallery based in Milan, Italy. It was examined by a panel of experts at the 2011 San Francisco International Tribal Arts Show and determined to be authentic, dating from prior to 1940; and another standing male figure (9 3/4 in., some minor cracking to wood), all with associated stands.

Measurements: Height: of Mossi doll, 8 1/8 in. x Width: 1 7/8 in. x Depth: 2 1/4 in.


Overall good condition, general surface wear, see description.

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