THE LE CORNEUR FANG

Fang-Ntumu Male Reliquary Figure, Gabon, 19th century
Wood, metal, ceramic; mounted on a base by the Japanese wood artist Kichizô Inagaki; height 45.7 cm
provenance

Charles Ratton (1895-1986), Paris, 1930s or earlier
Louis Carré (1897-1977), Paris, 1930s
Olivier Le Corneur (1906-1991), Paris, acquired from the above before 1940
By descent from the above
Loudmer, Paris, December 5, 1992, lot 83 (cover illustration)
Philippe Guimiot, Brussels
Claus D. Schmidt-Luprian, Munich, acquired from the above
Sold by Heinrich Schweizer to a Private Collection, 2012

published

Xavier Gilles, “Collectionneurs de Reve”, L’Oeil, No. 227, Juin 1974, p. 11
Louis Perrois, “Du Nord au Sud des styles Fang”, Loudmer, Paris, December 5, 1992, p. 37

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