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Fall Southern Estates and Collections: Session II

Wed, Oct 18, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 729

Four African Standing Figures

Estimate: $300 - $500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$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


Four African Standing Figures, comprising a 14 in. standing funerary figure with green waist beads, probably Fang, Gabon (wear to edges of hair), a 14 3/8 in. figure with hammered bronze applique (age crack from base through body), a 15 3/8 in. standing figure with arms akimbo (wear to top of head) and a 14 5/8 in. Janus-figure of a couple, male and female (old loss to top of head).

Provenance of Fang figure: Exhibited "African Art in Unlikely Places: The David Rapkin Collection," University of Nebraska, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, 2012.

Measurements: Height: of funerary figure, 14 in. x Width: 3 1/2 in. x Depth: 4 in.


Overall good condition, some age cracking to wood, general surface wear and scratches throughout, see description.

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