Lot: 32597th 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||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, pokerwork, label "DIA T2010.5201 Faxon Collection Inventory", rest., base