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DAVID MALÍK

David Malík is an African art researcher, adviser and collector whose primary interest lies in the field of contemporary African art as well as in the long standing art traditions of Western and Central Africa.

David currently works as a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, lecturing on African art.

CONTACT

[email protected]

www.davidmalikarts.com

Exhibits

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Luba female pendant

D.R. Congo

19th C.

8.5 cm

  

Provenance:

- ex Private collection, UK

SOLD

 

Luba pendant in the form of a woman; through shoulders are holes for hanging. Small circles with dots decorate the figure.

 

Such Luba pendants were strung on cords with beads and amulets. The gesture of the hands on the breasts signifies divination, respect, and the containment of royal secrets.The pendants are portraits, or at least likenesses, of certain revered ancestors, who are named and honored. Devotees have rubbed the figures with oil in homage to these ancestors, creating a smooth, rich color and lustrous surface.

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Luba power figure 'Kakuji'

D.R. Congo

Wood, beads, textile

Early 20th C.

28cm

 

Provenance:

- Lucas Ratton, France

Baule figure

Ivory Coast

Wood

Early 20th C.

40.5 cm

 

Provenance: Private collection, California, USA

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Tsogho harp

Gabon

Wood, glass

Early 20th C.

55cm

Provenance: Private collection, France

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