Mois : janvier 2020

Figure of an Ancestor, Sakalava

Aloalo topped by two Birds

Aloalo topped by two Birds

  • Madagascar, Mahafaly
  • Late 19th - early 20th century
  • Rosewood, a hardwood
  • H. ca. 305 cm
  • Provenance :

• Private Belgian collection

Photo credit : Studio Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen

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Volohety

Volohety

  • Madagascar, Sakalava
  • 19th - early 20th century
  • Hazomalany wood (a kind of camphor, also called ‘faux camphrier’)
  • H. 266 cm
  • Provenance :

• Roger Vanderstraete, 1981

• K. Grusenmeyer acquired from the above in 1998

• Luc & Betty De Bruyckere 2003, acquired from the above

  • Publications :

• GRUSENMEYER Karim, Spirals and Ancestors, 2003, cat. n° 5

• GOY Bertrand, Arts anciens de Madagascar, 5 Continents Editions, Milan, 2015, pp. 30 & 254

Photo credit : Studio Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen

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Slit Drum

slit drum

  • Republic of Vanuatu, Ambrym Island
  • Early 20th century
  • Wood
  • H. 285 cm
  • Provenance :

• Ex. collection of the late artist Jef Van Turenhout (1926 – 2006), acquired in Brussels in the 1970s. 

  • Exhibition :

• Cinquantenaire Museum (M.R.A.H.),  Oceania Travels through the Immensity, from 26-10-2017 to  29-04-2018, Brussels

Photo credit : Studio Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen

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