Lot: 325

97th Auction

Janus-shaped caryatid headrest "musamo"

D. R. Congo, Luba / Zela

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Jack Faxon (1936-2020), Detroit / Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA

Former state Sen. Jack Faxon was an avid collector who filled his Birmingham house with art and objects ranging from African masks and figures to choice pieces of American arts-and-crafts. He lended objects from his private collection to the "Detroit collects African Art" ehibition in the Detroit Institute of Arts, April 21 - May 29, 1977. Later in his life he donated objects to the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Smithsonian Institution Washinton, DC.
H: 8.5 inch 3000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pokerwork, label "DIA T2010.5201 Faxon Collection Inventory", rest., base