The African Art belonging to Robert Rubin is to be sold at Sotheby's auction house in New York later this month. Its a remarkable collection, with some really incredible works, a sampling of which is below. There are many superior examples of several classic figures, masks and ornament from the Congo to the Sahara, including several glistening Akan gold hairpins and a handful of incredible objects of elephant ivory. Click through to read some of the interesting provenances.
Most amazing are a handful of absolutely unique masterpieces, including the hugely unusual Lot #3, shown below, and culminating in the totally stunning Lot #49, a studded Songye Male Power Figure from the DR Congo, which is estimated to fetch a low-six figure strike price. The crying of the lots begins May 13th at 10am in New York.
for more Mumuye art, see earlier M2M post about the Art of the Benue Exhibit.