Antique early 20th century wooden African mask from Mali painted with black, beige, and brown pigment.
Condition: nice old patina, some visible tiny cracks in wood on the front of the mask and minor loses of polychrome.
Measurements: 9 ½ (24cm) inches tall.
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Authentic antique African (most likely Mbembe) carved wood standing female figure of elongated form with angular arms and hands resting beneath the breasts.
The Sculpture is with a fine old natural patina.
Height: 35cm (13 3/4inches).
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Extremely fine Antique 19th century African wooden mask Chokwe peoples, Lunda Sul province, Angola, Angola. Condition: A nice old natural patina, broken at the top.
Measurements: 24 cm x 16 cm (9 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in).
REFERENSES: “Tribal Art” The Essential World Guide by Judith Miller, Page75, Value US$2,500-4,500
African short sword of the Kusu tribe from Zaire in its original condition. A very wide leaf shaped blade beautifully hand forged with two ribs on each side of the blade. The handle is made of carved hardwood with a lovely natural patina. Entire length; 22 inches (56cm) and 7 ½ inches (19cm) wide.
Islamic African dagger of the Tuareg tribe from the Sahara desert, 19th century. Very long, double edge blade, the hilt is covered by woven leather and ends with a flat iron pommel. Throat of tooled leather scabbard is missing. Overall length with the scabbard: 27 ¼ inches (89.2 cm).
References: “Armes Blanches de Islam” page 26.
African chieftain's ceremonial trident made of several elements highly decorated iron, circa 19th century. The trident originally was mounted on a wooden pole and had not only functioned as a weapon but also as a symbol of rank.
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Circa 1900 AD. African Islamic dagger of the Tuareg tribe from the Sahara desert. Details: straight double-edged blade with long narrow sear decorated by incised geometrical pattern, the hilt is covered by woven leather and ends with a flat iron pommel, complete in its original leather scabbard. Overall length: 14 1/4 inches (36,3cm).
Antique 19th century, extremely large circular war shield Gatschena from Abyssinia – Ethiopia. DETAILS: this highly convex shield is made of very thick hide probably from hippopotamus hide with beautifully tooled face in geometrical design and sturdy half round hide handle in the back. MEASUREMENTS: 59.7 cm( 23½ inches) in diameter.
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Rare antique 19th century portrait of an African American Alfred Butler by Canadian painter JOSHUA JOSEPH BIEHN, Active 1891-1932. A very fine oil on panel, signed and dated "1899" upper right, in its period gilt frame with the label NACKENZIE & CO. MATTHEWS ART GALLERY .ESTB.1861 IMPORTESRS OF FINE PICTURES MANIFACTURES OF GOLD AND OTHER FRAMES 95 Young St.,Toronto .Phone Main 534 . No 4846. Sept 1915.
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A 20th century Sudanese Islamic tribal arm dagger. A straight double edged sturdy steel blade, shaped hardwood grip, with a disk pommel decorated with white metal rosette shaped button, in its original tooled leather scabbard, adorned with white synthetic bands, and fitted at the rear with a braided leather arm loop.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length in the scabbard: 25.5 cm (10 in).
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Antique 19th century Islamic North African dagger with a slightly curved single – edged steel blade, incised with Arabic inscription. The hilt is in a typical North African fashion, with bone grips-scales retained by two brass rivets, with a black horn cross-guard, and pommel in the shape of elephant trunks, with notched ornament. In its original wooden scabbard, encased in brass, embossed in tribal design. The motif of the elephant trunks on the hilt are a long tradition in Moorish art, and can ...click for details
SOLD Antique 19th century very unusual North African Algerian –Moroccan Islamic “NIMCHA” knife / dagger. A sturdy curved single edge blade, chased in traditional Berber folk design, and inlaid with small circular red panels. A wooden hilt decorated with an ethnic design, fastened with an iron wire ferula.