3b. The object's fascinating first owner: Miguel Covarrubias (1/3)

FRIENDS & COLLECTORS - The artist, archaeologist, and collector, Miguel Covarrubias appears in this photo dapperly standing beside his artist friends, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Rivera spoke of Covarrubias's gran amor (great love) for Pre-Columbian art, and Rivera and Kahlo turned to him to authenticate Pre-Columbian objects they were considering for their collections.

Image: Anonymous photographer, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Miguel Covarrubias ca. 1942, silver gelatin print reproduced in Sylvia Navarrete's Miguel Covarrubias: Retorno a los orígenes (Return to the Origins) (Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2004). No collection credit for the anonymous photo is given.

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