Lot 142: Hemba Figure
October 22, 2016
Bruxelles, BelgiumLive Auction
Wood - 36 cm D.R. Congo
Provenance: Estate of Josef Gollwitzer, Germany (Purchased in Paris, 1940) Margit and Botho Fehler, Munich (by descent)
Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.60-63
In Maples (2013), Mary Nooter Roberts and Allen F. Roberts described this figure as "graceful, perhaps emblematic of its co-existence in another, more ethereal world".