Lot 180: Two Yaka figures

People: Yaka
DR Congo
H: 13 1 and 10 5/8"/4"
The first kneeling with hands to chin in classical gesture, around the waist a fetish packet with sticks and other materials. Fine surface with remains of variegated patinas. The second with high coif and one hand to the chest, the belly swollen and legs slightly bent. Fine surface. Each on a custom base. Authenticated by Dr. Arthur P. Bourgeois - World authority on Yaka and Suku.

Collected in Congo prior to 1970 by Lawson Mooney, former Director of Catholic Aid Agencies; Dr. Kenneth Adelman, former US Deputy Ambassador to the UN, and one time member of USAID, Zaire, c. 1975; A NY Private collection.

Price Realized: $200

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