Preview: The Allan Stone Collection, part 2 (Sotheby’s, 16/05/2014): Kongo statuary

Kongo figure. Height: 49,5 cm. Estimate: $500,000 - 700,000 USD.

Kongo figure. Height: 49,5 cm. Estimate: $500,000 – 700,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.

On May 16, 2014 Sotheby’s NY will auction the second (and last) part of the collection of Allan Stone. Following the success of volume one in November 2013 (reviewed here), volume two will feature a selection of African, Pre-Columbian, and American Indian Art of comparable quality, number and variety to the first offering. Highlights will be on exhibition at Sotheby’s Paris from April 9-17, and the entire Volume Two sale will be on view at Sotheby’s New York from May 10-15, in advance of the May 16 auction (info). Click here to learn more about Allan Stone.

Below and above a selection of the featured Kongo power figures from the Democratic Republic of the Congo featured in the sale.

Kongo-Yombe figure. Height: 91,4 cm. Estimate: $700,000-1,000,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby's.

Kongo-Yombe figure. Height: 91,4 cm. Estimate: $700,000-1,000,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.

Kongo-Vili janus-headed dog-figure. Length: 72,4 cm. Estimate: $150,000 - 250,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby's.

Kongo-Vili janus-headed dog-figure. Length: 72,4 cm. Estimate: $150,000 – 250,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.

Kongo figure. Height: 62,9 cm. Estimate: $60,000 - 90,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby's.

Kongo figure. Height: 62,9 cm. Estimate: $60,000 – 90,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.

Kongo-Vili figure. Height: 53,3 cm. Estimate: $25,000 - 35,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby's.

Kongo-Vili figure. Height: 53,3 cm. Estimate: $25,000 – 35,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.

Kongo figure. Height: 52,7 cm. Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby's.

Kongo figure. Height: 52,7 cm. Estimate: $30,000 – 50,000 USD. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.