Mothers and kings reign over African collection

10th March, 2019
Mothers and kings reign over African collection
Interiors by Mee; March 12, Victor Mee Auctions, Cloverhill, Belturbet, Co Cavan; see victor Nigerian bronze bust

Want to add a frisson of exotica to a contemporary interior? Add a piece of African art. Victor Mee’s sale this week offers 65 pieces from the Allen Denton Miller Collection, valued at €15,000-€20,000. Highlights include Figure of Motherhood, a large timber sculpture that is a virtual twin of one in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. It is from the Bambara, an ethnic group from Mali that dates back to 2,500...

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