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Marilyn Houlberg Collection

Works in Collection

SKU: RA-0801

Sequins and beads on fabric
(34" x 45 1/2"), c.2006

This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon

$ 2,200

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Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
SKU: RA-0701

Sequins and beads on fabric (48" x 40"), c.2006

This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon

$ 2,200

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Erzulie Mapiang - Vodou Flag
SKU: MD-0801

Mireille Delice (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Sequins and beads on fabric (33" x 30"), c.2005.
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.  This flag is published in Spirits in Sequins: Vodou Flags of Haiti,(2007) by Nancy Josephson, p. 161.

$1800

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Ifa Divination Tray - Yoruba
SKU: AFS-069

mid-20th century.
Wood with organic & mineral pigments.
(16 1/4" diam. x 1 1/4" d.)

$1,500

Trois Rois - Vodou Flag
SKU: AS-1201

Amina Simeon (Jacmel, Haiti, 1959 - 2000)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(25" x 22 1/2"), c.1998.
This flag is published in Spirits in Sequins: Vodou Flags of Haiti,(2007) by Nancy Josephson, p. 158.

$975

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SKU: YT/D1201

Sequins and beads on fabric (41" x 33"), 2000

Ex. collection of the late Marilyn Houlberg.

$ 975

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Ibeji Twin Figures with cowrie jacket
SKU: AFS-063

mid-20th century.
Figures wood with organic & mineral pigments. Jacket cotton fabric with cowrie shells.
(10 1/2" h. x 12 1/2" w. x 4" d. including the cowrie jacket)

Exhibited at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, New Jersey (July to December, 2016) for exhibit:  Sankofa.

$950/pair

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SKU: MS/D1202

(Port-au-Prince)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(31 1/2 x 24) c.2009

Ex. collection of the late Marilyn Houlberg.

$ 675

SKU: MD1201

Sequins and beads on fabric
(22" x 19 1/2"), c.2011

This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$650

Fine Old Ibeji Figure
SKU: afs-061

20th century
Wood
Provenance: from the collection of the late Marilyn Houlberg
(11" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 3 1/2" d.)

$500

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Fine Old Ibeji Figure - Yoruba
SKU: AFS-060

mid-20th century.
Wood with organic & mineral pigments.
(11" h. x 3 5/5" w. x 3 3/4" d.)

The Yoruba have the highest incidence of twinning in the world. Because twins tend to have a low birth weight, they have a high infant mortality rate. In Yoruba belief deceased twins may try to lure their living twins to the world of the dead. To appease them, carved figured of the dead rendered in adult form were cared for like real children. They were washed, fed, and dressed with beads and taken out to be danced on public occasions. Treated with respect, they bring good fortune to their families: mistreated, they may cause poverty, illness, and even death.  (Yale University Art Gallery)

$450

Fine Old Ibeji Figure - Yoruba
SKU: afs-062

20th century
Wood
(13" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 3 1/4" d.)

$450

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SKU: MS/D1201

(Port-au-Prince)
Sequins and beads on fabric (28 x 23) c.2009
Ex. collection of the late Marilyn Houlberg.

$ 395

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Ibeji figure - Yoruba
SKU: afs-068

20th century
Wood
Provenance: from the collection of the late Marilyn Houlberg
(9 1/2" h. x 3 1/8" w. x 3 3/8" d.)

$325

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Vodou Bottle Marilyn Houlberg
SKU: MHB-07

Plastic doll, fabric, misc. materials in recycled glass bottle
(3 1/4" x 13"),
c.1990's

$210