Lot 5679

Leni Riefenstahl – a leather camera case used on her Nuba-Masakin-Qisar journey, four posters (including "Tiefland"), eight portrait cards and press photos, approx. 50 postcards of a "Coral landscape"

Orders & Military Collectibles from 1919 onwards | A94r | Live auction | 169 Lots


A leather camera case with shoulder strap and side pockets, measuring approx. 45 x 42 x 23 cm. The case was part of the luggage used on her Nuba expedition. Between 1962 and 1977, Riefenstahl was the first white woman to be granted special permission by the Sudanese government to live in the remote valleys of central Sudan among the enigmatic Nuba tribes, studying their way of life and documenting it for posterity in fascinating works that are unsurpassed. Including a more recent, coloured picture of her with a team mate. Moreover, four posters: one "Tiefland" film poster, measuring approx. 86 x 61 cm, in colour; a draft poster for the cover of "Bunte" magazine, measuring approx. 67 x 84 cm; a poster with scenes from her life, measuring approx. 83 x 59 cm; an Athena London photo print, 1990, motif: Olympia 1936, measuring approx. 60 x 50 cm. Also, eight different portrait photos or postcards of Riefenstahl in varying sizes, plus a bundle of approx. 50 coloured postcards entitled "Coral landscape", unopened with a sleeve wrapper, rare. Overall in good condition, despite storage marks and signs of age.

Provenance: From the estate of Leni Riefenstahl.

Condition: II + Questions about the lot?

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