AUCTION : Rennes Encheres – Rennes, France – 09 may 2023 – 2pm (Central European Summer Time). Experts : Laurent Dodier & Anthony JP Meyer
Following their rediscovery these two rare reliquaries from Southern Gabon come to the art market for the first time having remained in the Lirand/Renauld family since they were collected nearly one hundred years ago. Measuring 31 and 32.5 cm respectively they are part of the corpus of the smallest Mbulu-ngulu known. Their considerable antiquity probably dates to long before the encounters between the Kota and the first European explorers in this region in 1874.
A selection of highlights from the auction will be on view at Galerie Meyer, 17 rue des Beaux-Arts from 18 to 22 April from 11am to 6pm during PARIS TRIBAL