A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
JANUARY NEWSDear reader,
Best wishes and Happy New Year 2004!
Lier (1897-1945), kunsthandelaar, wegbereider
Honour price for Ex-Belgian Congo Art in Paris Auction.
Three African art pieces of the democratic Republic of Congo were sold for 470.000 euros. They came from the private collection of the Belgian merchant Bruno Conti, collection built up over about thirty years. With 190.000 euros, the Lwalu mask, known as "mfondo", quadrupled its estimate. This specimen is carried out in a half-hard wood with the tightened grain, the mulele tinted with a mixture of fruit seeds and oil, which with time gives him this beautiful patina. The prominent nose of these masks evokes the monumental nozzle of the calaos, alive forestry bird living at the water edge
Art tribal, Monday December 8, Paris, Artcurial, Mr. de Grunne.
A strange Maya Silex flint
This object comes from Maya culture. It was preempted with 95.000 euros by the museum of the quai Branly . It is a world record for a flint. It is an offering flint, so called sceptre of Manikin, representing the thunder God. It was used at the time of ritual including bleedings. These flints were found only on the tombs of the elites or in the deposits of foundation of significant monuments.
Art précolombien, art tribal, Wednesday December 10, Paris, Christie's.
· Kwanzaa Christmas and Hanukkah, an Afro-American tradition
· From Congo to India. The first ever exhibition of African art from the Republic of Congo in India opened on December 18 at the Mumbai National Gallery of Modern Art. UD African studies students Delaware get hands-on experience with gallery’s african arts and artifacts.
· African art and museums in Northern Italy An online report by Francesco Ghimenton, he is an active member in our discussion group, and is a dealer in craftman furniture, visit his site at www.craftart.it
· Polk Museum Acquires Dozens Of Pieces of African Art
Hope to see you next year in Arnhem or in my Shop in Antwerp.
Best wishes for the holidays and Happy New Year 2004 !
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