Allen Stone Auction at Rago! Summer 2018

Tribal Arts from the Collection of Allan Stone and Various Other Owners

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Catalog online October 1, 2018
Exhibition begins October 13, 2018

Tribal Arts from the Collection of Allan Stone and Various Other Owners encompasses 300+ lots, mostly African in origin, but also Oceanic, Asian, North and South American The catalog will be available in print and online in early September. Exhibition begins on October 13. Bidding by phone, left bid, in-room and online. Stone was one of the great collectors of the 20th century. Tribal arts was one of his passions. This sale, vetted and catalogued by specialist-in-charge John Buxton, continues a long and successful relationship, with Rago representing property from Stone’s collection across multiple categories. Highlights: The Flores Island couple featured as the frontispiece in The Eloquent Dead: Ancestral Sculpture of Indonesia and Southeast Asia; a well-known Fiji Island figure with provenance to the James Hooper Collection, along with other important artifacts from Melanesia and Polynesia; many fine objects from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, notable among them a Kongo nail fetish collected between 1907 and 1909 and an important Songe kifwebe mask; a Royal Bamileke sculpture; a fine Lobala drum; and an important Igbo totemic Ikenga post.

See the Stone Auction photo highlights in this newsletter issue.

Tribal art specialist John Buxton is available for questions and will attend the tribal exhibitions in Santa Fe from August 8th to August 19th. His cell is 214-789-4695 or