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Dallas Museum of Art Acquires Two Works of African Art at Sotheby’s

The Dallas Museum of Art has acquired two outstanding works of African art at today’s Sotheby’s, New York auction of the Collection of Allan Stone: African, Oceanic, and Indonesian Art. The collection is one of the finest private collections in the world of arts from primary cultures, and is best known for its strong holdings of power figures from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

These important new acquisitions include the greatly admired and sought after Songye “Four Horn” Community Power Figure and a rare quality Ejagham headcrest. Both works strengthen the Museum’s collection of African art, a collection of nearly 2,000 works that is acclaimed as one of the top five of its kind in the United States.