Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen

Mary Sue Rosen is a member of the Writing Program faculty of The New School in New York City and Paul Peter Rosen, MD is Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. For many years, they have collaborated on collecting African art and writing numerous catalogs for exhibitions from their collection.

Works in Collection

Antelope Rod-Puppet Sogo performance, Bozo people
SKU: afs-081

with Articulated Figure on Crown
Used in Sogo performance, Bozo people, Mali, late-20th century
Wood with oil enamel, steel nails, string, fabric.
(38.5" h. x 15" w. x 38" d.).

$950
"Snake and Antelope" Janus Headcrest for Odelay Performance
SKU: AFM-104

“Snake and Antelope” 

Odelay Masquerade Headcrest

Temne people, Sierra Leone, 

20th century

wood, w/oil enamel, steel nails, fabric attachments

35" x 8" 9"

$950
Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-104

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.  Seven panels.
(182" l. x 27" w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

675
SKU: asf-02

Cotton fabric applique (33"h x 60"w)
 

Asafo Militia flag from a No.1 Company depicting a chief holding an Akan sword standing beneath seven stars and a waning (inverted) crescent moon on a dark blue field that represents the night sky. Message: Strike when the opportunity is present or success will pass you by. Proverb: The stars are always shining over the town, but the moon is only a few days before it dies.

Exhibited at Free Library of Philadelphia Gallery, 2013, Published in Emblems of Power: Asafo Flags from Ghana by Mary Sue Rosen and Paul P Rosen, p. 94, fig. 104.

$650
Shoowa Raffia Four-Panel Textile
SKU: kc-121

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (84" x 22").
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$575
Kuba Dancing Skirt
SKU: KS-101

Old raffia dance skirt (early to mid-20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with open work, cowrie shells and raffia balls on the border.  Natural dyes. Six panels.
(139"l. x 30"w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$575
Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-102

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.
(173"l. x 24"w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$575
Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-103

Old raffia dance skirt (early to mid-20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand embroidery, open work and cowrie shells.  Natural dyes. Six panels.
(110"l. x 31"w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$550
Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-106

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.
(142" l. x 26.5" w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$550
Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-107

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.
(156" l. x 24" w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$550
Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-105

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-embroidered center panel and checkerboard pattern border.   Natural dyes.
(100" l. x 20" w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$525
Shoowa Raffia Two-Panel Textile
SKU: kc-122

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (50" x 22").
 

$325
Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-114

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (25" x 20").

$195
Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-118

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (32" x 16").

$195
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Shoowa Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-119

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (25.5" x 23").

$195