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Auction Description for Native: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection
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11th - 21st October 11am - 6pm., 22nd October 10am - 12 noon.

African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection (162 Lots)

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162 lots with images

22 October 2016

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Bruxelles, Belgium

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Dogon Figure

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Description: Wood - 26 cm Mali Provenance: Galerie Numaga, Auvernier, Switzerland, 1973 Private Collection, Paris, 1973, Joseph Wolpe Cape Town, 1974 Jean Herment, Metz, France Published: Dégué-Dégué: Les Tellems et les Dogons, Auvernier: Galerie Numaga, 1973, pp.2 and 57, illustrated p.3. African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.278. Exhibited: Dégué-Dégué: Les Telems et les Dogons, Galerie Numaga, Auvernier Switzerland, 9 June - 25 August 1973.

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Dogon Ark or Container

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Description: Wood - 30,5 cm Mali Provenance: Gilbert Graham Pierre Dartevelle acquired in Paris Published: Graham, Gilbert. Dogon Sculpture: Symbols of a Mythical Universe, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, p.41, no.51, 1997 African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.284 Exhibited: Dogon Sculpture: Symbols of a Mythical Universe, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookeville NY, Jan. 15 - Mar. 24 1997.

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Dogon Figure

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Description: Wood - 70 cm Mali Provenance: Pierre and Claude Vérité, Paris Collection Vérité, Enchères Rive gauche, Paris, 19 juin 2006, Lot 10 Alan Mann, London Christie's, Paris, 16 June 2009, Lot 10 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.274

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Dogon Head

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Description: Wood - 18 cm Mali - Bandiagiara Plateau, N'Duleri Region 17th - 18th century Provenance: Charles Ratton Christie's, Paris, 10 December 2003, Lot 230 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.272

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Dogon Figure

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Description: Wood - 45,7 cm Mali Provenance: Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels Alain de Monbrison, Paris Private Collection, Belgium Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.282.

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Dogon Walu Mask

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Description: Wood - 49 cm Mali Provenance: Joseph Wolpe, Cape Town Acquired late 1950's Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.276

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Mossi Doll

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Description: Wood and metal - 32,4 cm Burkina Faso - Kaya or Ziniaire style Provenance: Private Collection, New York Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.260

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Miniature Lobi Figure

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Description: Wood - 12,1 cm Burkina Faso/Ivory Coast Provenance: Henri Kamer, New York Philip Nelson, Dornach, Switzerland Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.270

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Bamana Female Figure

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Description: Wood and fabric - 24,1 cm Mali Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.264

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Bamana Female Figure

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Description: Wood - 27,9 cm Mali Provenance: Charles Ratton, Paris Yann Ferandin, Paris Galerie Valluet, Paris Private Collection, Gelsenkirchen, Germany Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.266

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Bamana Chi Wara Headcrest

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Description: Wood - 97,2 cm Mali, Segou region Provenance: Phillippe Guimiot, Brussels Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.270

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Bamana Chi Wara Headcrest

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Description: Wood - 76,8 cm Mali - Bamako or Beledougou region Provenance: Collected by Claude Vérité ( 1951) Collection Vérité, Enchères Rive gauche, Paris, 19 juin 2006, Lot 331 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.268

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Bamana Female Figure

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Description: Wood and encrustation - 14 cm Mali Provenance: Stanley Yalkowsky, Esq. , New York Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.266

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Senufo Figure

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Description: Wood - 21 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Private Collection, Paris Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.258

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Pair of Senufo Figures

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Description: Wood - 22,4 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Ida and Hugh Kohlmeyer, New Orleans Sotheby's New York, May 6, 1998, African and Oceanic Art The Ida and Hugh Kohlmeyer Collection (no.323) Private Collection Geneva Lionel Sergent, Nîmes, France Sotheby's, New York, 30 November 2010, Lot 114 Published: Fagaly William A.Shapes of Power, Belief and Celebration: African Art from New Orleans Collections, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1989, p.40,n°.29 African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.254 Exhibited: Shapes of Power, Belief and Celebration: African Art from New Orleans Collections, New Orleans Museum of Art, 11 March-16 April 1986 Addition venues: University Art Museum, University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette 3 June - 23 July 1989 Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College, Shreveport, 10 September-12 November 1989

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Senufo Ceremonial Ladle

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Description: Wood - 50 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: René Rasmussen, Paris Private Collection, Geneva Sotheby's, New York, 30 November 2010, Lot 79 Published: Koloss, Hans-Joachim and Till Förster. Die Kunst der Senufo Elfenbeinküste, Berlin: Staatliche Museen Preussicher Kulturbesitz, 1990, p.46, no.36. African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.256 Exhibited: Die Kunst der Senufo Elfenbeinküste, Museum für Volkerkunde, Berlin, 16 Novembre 1990-24 February 1991

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Senufo Rider

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Description: Wood - 30,5 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Udo Horstmann, Zug, Switzerland Exibhitions: Die Kunst der Senufo, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, 1988. Published: Förster Till. Die Kunst der Senufo, Zurich: Museum Rietberg, 1988, p. 97 , fig. 85. African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.258

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Mende Helmet Mask

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Description: Wood and pigment - 40,6 cm Sierra Leone Provenance: Collected in Sierra Leone 1969 Marsha Konialian Collection, Pennsylvania Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.250

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Baga bird Headdress

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Description: Wood and pigments - 49,5 cm Guinea Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.252

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Dan Miniature Mask

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Description: Wood - 10,2 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: William W. Brill, New York Patrick Mestagh, Brussels. Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.244

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Dan Miniature Mask

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Description: Wood - 9,5 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Alain de Monbrison, Paris Acquired in 1988 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.244

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Dan-Diomandé Mask

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Description: Wood - 23,5 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Collected in 1956 Emil Storrer, Zurich, 1974 Peter and Veena Schnell, Zurich Sotheby’s, Collection Peter and Vera Schnell, 15 June 2004, Lot 22 Published: Fischer Eberhard and Hans Himmelheber. Die Kunst der Dan, Zurich: Museum Rietberg 1976, p.84, no 61 Fischer Eberhard and Hans Himmelheber, The arts of the Dan in West Africa, Zurich: Museum Rietberg, 1984, p,42, no.48 African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.242 Exhibited: Die kunst der Dan, Helmhaus, Zurich: Museum Rietberg 17 Octobre- 21 Novembre 1976 The Arts of the Dan in West Africa, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, 1984

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Dan Spoon

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Description: Wood - 58 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: René van der Straete Collection, Brussels Acquired 1990 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.248

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Dan Spoon

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Description: Wood - 57,8 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Merton Simpson, New York Kurt Delbanco, New York Private Collection, New York Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.248

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Dan Miniature Mask

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Description: Wood - 12,7 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Vincent Rouanoux Collection, Paris Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.244

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Dan/Wé Mask

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Description: Wood - 25,4 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Hans Schneckenburger, Munich Lucien Van de Velde, Antwerp Published: Schaedler, Karl Ferdinand. Kunst der Elfenbeinküste: Art of Ivory Coast, Palais Stutterheim, Erlangen, Germany, 2001, p.55, fig. 10 African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013 p.246 Exhibited: Kunst der Elfenbeinküste: Art of Ivory Coast, Palais Stutterheim, Erlangen, Germany, 2001

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Dan-Diomandé Mask

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Description: Wood - 23,8 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Guy Piazzini, Paris Private collection, Paris Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 2003, Lot 35 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.242

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Baule Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 20,3 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Collection Vérité, Enchères Rive gauche, Paris, 19 juin 2006, Lot 95 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.228 The Heddle pulley shares several features with the works of the famous Baule carver Owie Kimou of Kami.

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Baule Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 16,8 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Estate of Bob and Rena Lewin Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.230

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Baule Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 16,5 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Kurt Delbanco Collection, New York (acquired prior to 1984 - 85) Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.230

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood and metal - 19,6 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Ernest Ohly, London, 1962 Peter and Veena Schnell, Zurich Sotheby's, Collection Peter and Vera Schnell, 15 June 2004, Lot 32 Published: Fischer Eberhard and Lorenz Homberger. Die Kunst der Guro, Elfenbeinküste, Zurich: Museum Reitberg, 1985, p.267, n ̄216. African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.232 Exhibited: Die Kunst der Guro, Elfenbeinküste, Museum Reitberg, Zurich, 11 Mai-13 Octobre 1985.

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Baule Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 20,7 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: André Marfaing, Paris; Jean-Paul Agogué, Paris Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.230

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 15,9 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Private Collection, Franschhoek, South Africa Acquired in 1990 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.232

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood and metal - 15,6 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Ernest Ohly, London, 1962 Peter and Veena Schnell, Zurich Sotheby's, Collection Peter and Vera Schnell, 15 June 2004, Lot 19 Published: Fischer Eberhard and Lorenz Homberger. Die Kunst der Guro, Elfenbeinküste, Zurich: Museum Reitberg, 1985, p.264, no.207. African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.232 Exhibited: Die Kunst der Guro, Elfenbeinküste, Museum Reitberg, Zurich, 11 Mai-13 Octobre 1985, no 105

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 17,8 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Private Collection, Europe (Collected in Ivory Coast prior to WWII) Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.230

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 21 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: B. Ernst Ascher in Paris Collection G.F. Keller (inv. GFK 163) Paolo Morigi collection, Lugano Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.232

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Mossi Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 21,6 cm Burkina Faso Provenance: Private Collection , Washington D.C. J.J. Klejman New York Sotheby's New York, May 8, 1996, Lot 68 Published: Robbins and Nooter, African art in American Collections, 1989, p.188, no.391 African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.220

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood and Metal - 22,2 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Jo de Buck Tribal Art, Brussels Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.234

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 16,5 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Michael Sorafine, Los Angeles Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.234

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 15,5 cm Ivory Coast Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.234

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood and metal - 17,8 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Pierre Verité Collection, Paris Collection Vérité, Enchères Rive gauche, Paris, 19 juin 2006, Lot 460 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.236

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Abron Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 16,9 cm Ivory Coast Provevance: Harold Rome, New York Alexander-Suggs Gallery, St. Louis, 1978 Nicole and John Dintenfass, New York Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.236

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Baule Figure

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Description: Wood - 40,6 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Zitco Gallery, Switzerland Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels (1960's) Marceau Rivière Collection, Paris Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, Paris Private collection, San Diego Published: Vogel, Susan and Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, Baoulé: Collection de Marceau Rivière, Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, June 2002, p.26-27 African Art, from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.188-189

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Guro Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 20,3 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich; Rolf and Christina Miehler. Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart,Skira 2013, p.236

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Gimini Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 18,5 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Marceau Rivière, Paris Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.236

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Baule Goli Mask

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Description: Wood - 37,5 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Renée Rasmussen, Paris, 1960 Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p. 198-199

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Baule Janus Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood - 23,5 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Harold Rome, New York Ben Heller, New York Sotheby's New York, December 1, 1983, Lot 78 Cecilia and Irwin Smiley, New York Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.226

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Baule Heddle Pulley

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Description: Wood and metal - 14 cm Ivory Coast Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.228

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Guro Spoon

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Description: Wood - 32,4 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Christie's, London, 4 December 1990, Lot 21 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013 p.186-187

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Baule Spirit Spouse Figure

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Description: Wood - 36 cm Ivory Coast Provenance: Maria Wyss, Basel, 1969 Peter and Vena Schnell, Zurich Sotheby's, Collection Peter and Vera Schnell, 15 June 2004, Lot 28 Published: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection, Refined Eye, Passionate Heart, Skira 2013, p.216

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