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Collection Béatrice & Patrick Caput Auction

Collection Béatrice & Patrick Caput Auction

Not to be missed, the Collection Béatrice & Patrick Caput Auction – Live Auction 20/10/22 – 20 Oct 03:00 PM (CEST) Christie’s auction house is honored to present the formidable collection of Béatrice and Patrick Caput. “This collection, which is the result of numerous years of aesthetic and intellectual research, is a testimony to the passion of a recognized specialist in the field. It is the fruit of a continual interest in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and southeast Asia and of a man who never stopped perfecting his eye and diversifying his collection”. (From Christie’s website @)


Pieces in Auction

Béatrice and Patrick Caput selected various statues, masks and ceremonial objects from their collection, which reflect the couple’s lifelong interest in the art of Africa and Oceania, to be auctioned – Do not miss the Collection Béatrice & Patrick Caput Auction – Live Auction 20/10/22.

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Thirty-four prized pieces from their collection, including statues, masks, sceptres and a ceremonial stool, will be auctioned at Christie’s Paris on 20 October

One of the amazing pieces on auction is stunning Lot 4, Kusu Statue, Democratic Republic of Congo. 17¾ in (45 cm) high. Proud owner Magusteiro says that this effigy of an ancestor personifies an inherent elegance. ‘It’s especially notable in the way the arms hang downwards, which is quite rare for this kind of statuary,’ – ‘You can also see it in the projection of the hands, the angular head and the vaulted headdress.’

Gallery Preira’s Collection

Gallery Preira’s wide Collection of African Tribal Art is as breathtaking as this collection being auctioned by Christie’s.

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One of our magnificent pieces is a stunning small Fang Figure from Gabon. Please get in touch with us for more information

Gallery Preira Fang Figure from Gabon

Fang People

The Fang people have never had political unity. The cohesion of the clans was maintained through religious and judicial associations such as the So and Ngil. At the bottom of their huts, in a dark and often smoky corner, the chiefs of lineage scrupulously stored their Byeri, the relic chests and tribal sculptures that “watched over them.”

We can find the Fang People in central Africa, South of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, and a few in the Republic of Congo. 

Pieces are sold with their certificates of authenticity.

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