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Catalogue card JL-E-43
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- Source of title proper: Nessa Leibhammer using JAG materials
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- Margret Carey
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[Source - Nessa Leibhammer for FHYA, 2015: Jonathan Lowen is an ex South African living in London. He sourced items from a wide range of places including antique dealers, markets such as Portabello Road, auction sales, etc. The collection was purchased by wealthy Johannesburg businessman and philanthropist, Harry Oppenheimer, and placed on on-term loan with the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) in 1987. (Info from Karel Nel to Nessa Leibhammer, 12 October 2014) See: also Sandra Klopper, ‘South Africa’s Culture of Collecting: The Unofficial History’, African Arts, Winter 2004, 18-24.
Jonathan Lowen employed Margaret Carey, a British ethnologist, to catalogue his collection in the winter of 1983-84. She classified many of the objects as 'Zulu' (sic) simply because of a lack of information about the objects. (Rhoda Rosen citing Sandra Klopper.) The catalogue cards were made by Brenthurst and bear annotations added later.
The two boxes containing Brenthurst catalogue cards compiled by Margret Carey for Jonathan Lowen, went with the Brenthurst collection to the Johannesburg Art Gallery. They were kept by Nessa Leibhammer in her office during her time as curator at the JAG.]
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[Source - Debra Pryor for FHYA, 2020, using Brenthurst catalogue card: JL - E - 43
HEADREST: Wooden, with two pairs of legs carved in the form of open rectangles (like JL-E-42) which are grooved on the outward-facing surfaces. The outer surfaces of the pillow and legs are darkened with pokerwork; W: 36. 7 cms; Ht: 15.1 cms; (SWAZI)[/ZULU] (handwritten annotation); See Phillips no 163: exhibited 1979]
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