Arts of Africa and the Americas Curatorial Discretionary Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Meyer, Piet. 1981. Kunst und Religion der Lobi. Exh. cat. Museum Rietberg, Zurich, p. 116, cat. 141.
LaGamma, Alisa with John Pemberton III. 2000. Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art /Harry N. Abrams, p. 77 (checklist only; not illustrated).
Roy, Christopher D. and Thomas G. B. Wheelock. 2007. Land of the Flying Masks: Art and Culture in Burkina Faso. The Thomas G.B. Wheelock Collection. Prestel, cat. no. 214.
Sotheby’s, Paris. 2011. Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, Divers amateurs. Sales cat. Sotheby’s, Paris, June 15, 2011, lot 55.
Zurich, Rietberg Museum, Kunst und Religion der Lobi, 1981, p. 116, cat. 141.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination April 25–July 30, 2000, cat. exhibition checklist p. 77.
Franz Burkhard, Burkina Faso then Germany, probably acquired in Burkina Faso between 1960 and 1979, until 1981 [in Roy and Wheelock, 2007, p. 425, no. 214]; sold to Thomas G. B. Wheelock, New York, from 1981 to 2011; sold Sotheby’s, Paris, June 15, 2011, lot 55, to Patrick Girard, Lyon, France; sold to Olivier Castellano, Paris, September 2018; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2019.
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