Sakalava Mortuary Post Figural Couple
aloala or hazomanga

Sakalava Mortuary Post Figural Couple - now in the collection of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - image 1

Sakalava peoples, Menabe region, Madagascar
Wood, pigment
17th to 18th century
Height:99.06 cm

Ernest and Joseph Brummer, Paris
Sir Jacob Epstein, London
Carlo Monzino, Lugano
Private Collection (by descent from the above)

Selected Exhibition History
25 March-23 April 1960, London, The Arts Council of Great Britain, The Epstein Collection of Primitive and Exotic Sculpture
7 May-7 September 1986, New York, The Center for African Art, African Aesthetics: The Carlo Monzino Collection
15 July-29 October 1989, Florence, Forte di Belvedere, La Grande Scultura dell'Africa Nera
4 October 1995-21 January 1996, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Africa: The Art of a Continent
2 October 2003-15 February 2004, Turin, Galleria d'Arte Moderna GAM, Africa. Capolavori da un Continente
Permanent Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2001
[Acc. No. 2001.408]

Selected Publication History
Carl Einstein, Negerplastik, Leipzig, 1915, pl 7-11
Adolphe Basler, L’Art chez les Peuples Primitifs, Paris, 1929, fig 4
Paul Guillaume and Thomas Munro, La Sculpture Negre Primitif, Paris, 1929, fig 42
William Fagg and Margaret Webster Plass, African Sculpture: An Anthology, London, 1964, fig 72
William Rubin, Ed., Primitivism in 20th Century Art: Affinities of the Tribal and the Modern, New York, 1984, fig 441 (not exhibited)
Susan Mullin Vogel, African Aesthetics. The Carlo Monzino Collection, New York, 1986, pp 190-192, cat 139
Ezio Bassani and Malcolm McLeod, Jacob Epstein Collector, Milan, 1989, p 125, cat 349
Ezio Bassani, Ed., La Grande Scultura dell’Africa Nera, Florence, 1989, cat 149
Tom Phillips, Ed, Africa: The Art of a Continent, Munich/New York, 1995, cat 2.33
Ezio Bassani, Africa: Capolavori da un Continente, Turin, 2003,
p 127, cat 1.77
Ezio Bassani, ed., Arts of Africa: 7000 Years of African Art, Monaco, 2005, p 391, cat 26
Chantal Dandrieu and Fabrizio Giovagnoni, Passion d'Afrique. L'Art Africain dans les Collections Italiennes, Milan, 2009, p 73, pl 25

Acquired from Entwistle by
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York