Parcours des Mondes 2014

Parcours des Mondes 2014

In two weeks more than 60 dealers will reunite in Paris for the 13th annual edition of Parcours des Mondes which will again present an unsurpassed scope of offerings. Earlier this month the organization launched their new website where you can already find a preview.

Last year, while everybody and their mother was gossiping about the Hampatong figure at Galerie Schoffel de Fabry (info), art history was in the making when a New Jersey based collector acquired the male pendant of an important female Urhobo figure already in his collection. They were carved by the same artist around 1850 and previously were separated for at least four decades. You can read all about this reunion in an excellent article by Urhobo specialist Perkins Foss in the latest issue of Tribal Art Magazine (No. 73, pp. 130-135).

Pair of Urhobo shrine figures. Mid 19th century. Height: 143,5 cm & 138 cm. Image courtesy of the Africarium collection.

Pair of Urhobo shrine figures. Mid 19th century. Height: 143,5 cm & 138 cm. Image courtesy of the Africarium collection.

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