Previews open December 14 – 16. Book a preview appointment.
This December, the American Indian & Tribal Art sales are twofold: an online sale on view in our Marlborough gallery and a live sale at the Boston Gallery with preview times available by appointment.
Both sales will feature a wide range of cultural artifacts from around the world. The Pre-Columbian section features pottery from the great cultures of Mexico and a collection of textiles from South America. There are a wide variety of Oceanic works, the highlight being a rare Easter Island Moai Kavakava originally from the Rockefeller collection in New York City. African sculpture includes powerful Songye Kifwebe masks, Baule sculpture, and a group of Nigerian artifacts, including Ibeji figures and Mumuye sculpture. Also featured are three contemporary Congo paintings from a Boston collection.
American Indian lots feature a strong collection of Plains beadwork, including pictorial pipe bags and clothing, moccasins, knife sheaths, tomahawks, and clubs. There is a large section of Southwestern pottery from various private collections, Navajo textiles, and a very early Mexican saltillo serape. We are pleased to offer items from the now-closed Thunderbird Museum in New Jersey, the highlights being a collection of Californian baskets from the early 1900s.