THE MNUCHIN HEMBA

Hemba Male Ancestor Statue, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 19th century
Wood; height 75 cm
provenance

Collected in situ in the proximity of Mbulula by Pierre Dartevelle and Martial Bronsin, early 1970s
Murray Frum, Toronto, acquired from the above
Merton D. Simpson, New York, acquired from the above
Robert and Adriana Mnuchin, New York, acquired from the above
Sold by Heinrich Schweizer to a Private Collection, 2012

published

François Neyt and Louis de Strycker, Approche des Arts Hemba (Arts d’Afrique Noire, supplement au tome 11, automne 1974), Villiers-le-Bel, 1975, pp. 17 and 19, figs. 7-9
François Neyt, La Grande Statuaire Hemba du Zaïre, Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut Supérieur d’Archéologie et d’Histoire de l’Art, Louvain-la-Neuve, 1977, pp. 66-67
Elsy Leuzinger, Die Kunst der Naturvölker (Propylaeen Kunstgeschichte No. 22), Frankfurt/Berlin/Vienna, 1985, pl. 124
Warren M. Robbins and Nancy I. Nooter, African Art in American Collections. Survey 1989, Washington/London, 1989, pp. 456-457, fig. 1178
Edward Ball, “African Sitings”, The Journal of Art, December 1990, p. 23

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