Baule heddle pulley

Ivory Coast

Wood, metal
Circa 1850

Paul Guillaume, Paris
Helena Rubinstein (1870-1965), Princess Gourielli, New York, Paris and London, before 1932 (HH 59)
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Helena Rubinstein Collection, New York, lot 38 
Oscar Ralph Colin, New York, 1966-1995
Pace Primitive, New York
Important Private Collection

Sweeney, James Johnson, African Negro Art, New York: The Museum of Modern Art/W.W. Norton & Company, 1935: 34, #63
Roy, Claude, Arts Sauvages, Paris: Robert Delpire, 1957:47
Pericot-Garcia, Luis; John Galloway & Andreas Lommel, Prehistoric and Primitive Art, New York: Harry Abrams, 1968:157, #208
Webb, Virginia-Lee, Perfect Documents. Walker Evans and African Art, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000:65
Joubert, Hélène (ed.), Helena Rubinstein. La collection de Madame, ed. by, Paris: Skira / Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, 2020: 96, Ill. 74, cat. #12
Joubert, Hélène, “La Collection de Madame. A Few Keys to Understanding the Exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac”, in: Tribal Art Magazine, #94, Winter 2019:63, Fig.7 

African Negro Art:
– New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 18 March-19 May 1935
– Manchester, NH, Currier Museum of Art, 10 June-8 July 1935
– San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Museum of Art (today: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), 23 July-2 September 1935
– Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Museum of Art, 28 September-27 October 1935
Paris, France: “Helena Rubinstein. La collection de Madame”, Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, 19 November 2019 – 28 June 2020