African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian ArtIncluding the Robert & Nancy Nooter Collection

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Datum der Auktion: 11.05.2021

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Bamana Female Antelope Headdress, Mali

chi wara Wood, ritual patination height 27in (68.6cm) Provenance Galerie Valluet-Ferrandin, Paris Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Finely carved with a balanced use of both vertical and horizontal elements, the mother stands proudly erect with a long, elegantly curving neck

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Six Bwa Whistles, Burkina Faso

mpiru Wood heights 3 ¼ to 12in (8.3 to 30.5cm) Provenance William Wright, Wright Gallery, New York Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Malinke Standing Figure, Mali

jonyeleni Wood height 21in (60.96cm) Provenance Reportedly John J. Klejman Gallery, New York Martha and Stuart Struever Collection, Santa Fe TAD Tribal Art/Taylor A. Dale, Santa Fe Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Delicately carved with attenuated features, incised linear

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Dan Mask, Liberia/Cote D'Ivoire

deangle Wood, fiber, cloth, brass height 11in (28cm) Provenance Merton D. Simpson Gallery, New York, prior to 1978 Estelle and Alvin Abrams Collection, New York Bonhams, New York, 15 May 2008, Lot 633 Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Finely carved with gentile, delicate features

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Dan Mask, Côte d'Ivoire

deangle Wood, fibers, metal height 9 1/2in (6.8) Provenance John and Valerie Artieta, London Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Of classic form with square piercings around the edge for attachment; a nail inserted into the forehead activating its power; remnants of red cloth band

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Guro Spoon, Cote D'Ivoire

iri ganä wood length 11 1/4in (28.5cm) Provenance Galerie Renaud Riley, Brussels Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Ashanti Doll, Ghana

akua'ba Wood, fiber, beads, metal height 12 1/8in (30.7cm) Provenance Galerie Maurice Nicaud, Paris Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Of classic form, the back with incised geometric horizontal patterns and a fiber string attached; fine blackened reflective patina

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Baule Male Figure, Côte d'Ivoire

blolo bian Wood height 16in (40.5cm) Provenance Reginald Groux, Galerie Noir D'Ivoire, Paris Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Handsomely carved with delicate features including a finely incised coiffure and goatee; the torso accented with raised scarification in chevron and

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Kru Ritual Object, Liberia

nitien Copper alloy diameter 8in (20.3cm) Provenance Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C., collected in Liberia in 1966

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Ijo Maskette, Nigeria

Wood, ritual patination height 8 3/4in (22cm) Provenance Luc Saucier Collection, Brussels Galerie Renaud Riley, Brussels Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. A superb example of the classic form with blackened patina and kaolin highlights to the incised circular design on the

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Yoruba (or Owo) Divination Platter, Nigeria

opon ifa Wood diameter 15in (38cm) Provenance Dr. and Mrs. Hilbert DeLawter, Michigan Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Exhibited National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1987 – 2004

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Afo Standing Female Figure, Nigeria

Wood height 12 1/2in (32cm) Provenance Ralph Nash, London/Cannes Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C., acquired from the above 1972 Exhibited National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1987 – 2004 The artist of this dynamic sculpture has created a

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Rare Ekoi Janiform Headdress, Nigeria

Wood, antelope hide (Bovidae), fiber, pigments, metal height 14in (35.5cm) Provenance Lucien Van de Velde Gallery, Antwerp/Brussels Jacques Blanckaert Collection, Brussels/Knokke, (African Heritage Archives, no. 0090499) Marc van Krinkelveldt Collection, Brussels Roberta and Lance Entwistle Gallery

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Mumuye Standing Figure, Nigeria

iagalagana Wood height 22in (50.6cm) Provenance Francoise and Jean Corlay Collection, Brussels Galerie Alain de Monbrison, Paris Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Exhibited Art Premiere en Afrique, Paris, 1981 Of classic abstract anthropomorphic form, the helmet-shaped head with

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Uhrobo Standing Female Figure, Nigeria

Wood, pigments height 19 1/2in (49.5cm) Provenance Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Carved in naturalistic form, standing on a oval base with legs slightly bent at the knees; rounded abdomen and full breasts, the arms hanging away from the torso and wearing bracelets; her

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Mambila Standing Figure, Cameroon

tadep dia Wood, pigments, fiber height 9 1/2in (22.7cm) Provenance Galerie Flak, Paris Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Standing in a crouched position with head slightly gazing up and arms up and forward; wearing a fiber necklace; darkened patina with ochre and white pigment

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Mambila Standing Figure, Cameroon

tadep dia Wood, pigment height 12 1/2in (31.5cm) Provenance Lance Entwistle/Anthony Plowright Gallery, London Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Finely carved with juxtaposing angles and lines creating an essence of movement and life; a square charge cavity on the left side of the

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Bamileke Beaded Calabash Stopper, Cameroon

Wood, fiber, beads height 10 1/2in (26.5cm) Provenance William Wright/Wright Gallery, New York Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Tigong Standing Figure, Cameroon

Wood height 18 1/2in (47cm)) Provenance Lucien Van de Velde, Antwerp/Brussels, (African Heritage Archives, no. 0010958) Pace Primitive, New York Christie's, Paris, 16 June 2009, Lot 85 Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. The artist has captured both power and tension in this figure

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Kota Ndassa Reliquary Figure, Gabon

mbulu ngulu Wood, brass, copper, nails height 19 1/2in (49.5cm) Provenance Mathias Komor Gallery, New York Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C., acquired in 1971 Published Robbins, Warren (Introduction), African Art in Washington Collections, Museum of African Art, 1972, pg. 41

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Kota Obamba Reliquary Figure, Gabon

mbulu ngulu Wood, brass, copper, nails height 22 1/2in (57cm) Provenance Reportedly Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York Sol and Josephine Levitt Collection, New York TAD Tribal Art/Taylor A. Dale, Santa Fe Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. This handsome mbulu ngulu of classic form

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 22.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Fang Mask, Gabon

ngil Wood, pigment height 12 3/4in (32.5) Provenance Henri Kamer/Alan Brandt, New York Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C., acquired from the above in 1968 Published Robbins, Warren (Introduction), African Art in Washington Collections, Museum of African Art, 1972, pg. 38 Exhibited

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Lele Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood, pigment, pied crow feathers (Corvus albus) height (not including feathers) 7 1/2in (19cm) Provenance Félicia Dialossin/Galerie Argiles, Paris Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Yaka Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

nkaka Wood, pigments, cloth, plant fibers, raffia height 25in (63.5cm) Provenance Helen and Mace Neufeld Collection, Beverly Hills Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 1989, Lot 219 Roberta and Lance Entwistle Gallery, Paris/London Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Published Robbins

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Suku Helmet Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

hemba Wood, pigments, fiber, raffia height 16in (40.5cm) (not including fiber collar) Provenance Gaston de Havenon Gallery, New York Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Exhibited Washington, D.C., National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution, 1987 – 2004 Cf. African

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Kuba Container with Lid, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood, tukula pigments length 12 3/4in (32.5cm) Provenance Dr. Victor Rosen Collection, Beverly Hills Dave DeRoche/Gallary DeRoche, San Francisco Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Wongo Cephalomorphic Palm Wine Cup, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood height 8 3/4in Provenance Lillian and Robert Bohlen Collection, Detroit Christie's, Paris, 16 June 2009, Lot 112 Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. This splendid palm-wine cup is carved as a full and stout standing figure with the arms held outwards and hands resting on the

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Kuba Palm-Wine Cup, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood, ritual patination height 6 1/2in (16.5cm) Provenance Christie's, Paris, 16 June 2009, Lot 290 Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. David Binkley notes, "Kuba woodcarvers were known for figural and cephalomorphic cups. The former usually emphasize the head, with a short neck and

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Two Kuba Cups, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood heights 6 5/8 and 2 3/4in (10.7 and 7cm) Provenance Belgian Private Collection TAD Tribal Art/Taylor A. Dale, Santa Fe Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 11.05.2021

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Kuba Helmet Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

bwoom Wood, ritual patination height 15in (38cm) Provenance Jean-Willy Mestach Collection, Brussels Merton D. Simpson Gallery, New York Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C., acquired in 1970 Published Robbins, Warren (Introduction), African Art in Washington Collections, Museum of

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 11.05.2021