05-05-2018 05-05-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3099B Boston
May 5, 2018 10:00AMCalender
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Akan Goldweight of a Couple Mating

$738$600
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Akan Goldweight of a Couple Mating, two cast brass seated figures in an amorous embrace, ht. 1 3/4 in.

Provenance: Newman Collection, New Jersey; Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, October 10, 1975, Lot 125; Jay C. Leff Collection.

Literature: Male and Female: Couples in African Sculpture, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1983, p. 14.

Exhibitions: Asante Goldweights, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, February-April 1988; Male and Female: Couples in African Sculpture, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1983; M.P.A., no. 66; Carnegie, Black Africa, no. 131.
Estimate $800-1,200


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Keywords

Jay C. Leff, African sculpture, Akan people, Essex County, New Jersey, Mayfair, Montclair, Montclair, New Jersey, Sculpture, Upper East Side, Parke Bernet