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a yaka female figure ,"biteki"

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1940   item# 1294849

a yaka female figure ,"biteki"
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


5800€ 

wood, lusterless brown patina, camwood powder "khula", massive conical head crest, plug-like projecting ears, the nose with broad alea situated at the tip of the chin, the stylized mouth at the neck, slightly dam., crack (backside), on plate; figures which are used as receptacles or supports for magical preparations are called "biteki". When they are charged with magical ingredients, the image becomes a particular type of "nkisi", the medicine-poison that &qu ...click for details


a baoule figure ,blolo bla

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1930   item# 1294843

a baoule figure ,blolo bla
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


5500€ 

The Baule are one of a number of African groups who believe that before birth, human beings all had Blolo bla (spirit wife) and Blolo bian (spirit husband) spouses in the other world who can influence their lives. Baule artists and their nearby neighbors seem to be the only artists in Africa who traditionally carved figural representations of spirit spouses'The more elaborate the ornamental and decorative features of an individual work, the more time has been invested in its executio ...click for details


baboon master maternity figure,zulu staff final,

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1920   item# 1294840

baboon master maternity figure,zulu staff final,
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


10500€ 

baboon master maternity figure ,zulu staff final ,late 19th century,ex john Hewitt collection(UK) ex Merton Simpson ,ex private coll NY ,ex Jacaranda gallery ex private coll belgium .This maternity was once on the top of a staff .the figure wears the classical pointed cooiffure ;it has been worn to a deep Brown hue and darkened further with the addition of pokerwork detailing the skirt and hair ,14inches


a small shango staff ex pierre vérité

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1940   item# 1288548

a small shango staff ex pierre vérité
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


650€ 

a small shango staff with a head surmounted by the typical double axe ,and four feminine figures around the staff acquired frompierre vérité in 1972 ,with certificate ,stayed in the family since then


a senufo helmet mask,ivory coast

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1940   item# 1288467

a senufo helmet mask,ivory coast
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


3000€ 

this cap mask may have been used as a champion cultivator trophy hat called "goga". The winner of the daylong farming contest "sambali" would dance to the side of the musicians to receive special honour and praise. The reason for the female imagery on the cap might be that it was above all the "sambali" who would "quickly get a wife". A second possible context of meaning is that the figure refers to the special powers of women in "poro" society a ...click for details


a guro mask " Zamble"

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1940   item# 1276623

a guro mask " Zamble"
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


P.O.R. 

Zamble is one of the most famous masks Guro ( central western Côte d' Ivoire); its unique features , half leopard , half antelope is directly associated with this ethnic group and alone in an area where the different population groups yet know much interaction . Regarding the masks , particularly , the influences are frequent and sometimes exceed the formal level . Beyond aesthetic considerations, Zamble is interesting in more ways than one because it is a hinge between the profane masks ...click for details


yaoure mask ,ivory coast

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1930   item# 1276621

yaoure  mask ,ivory coast
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


pending 

a very old and superb yaoure mask , these masks from the"dge" are called "bla" the ram ,he takes care duting the funerals of the reniewal of the vital cycle ex jean pierre Falpin ,Geneva swiss we can see at the back ,the age of the mask with perfect patina purety of the features


a nice lobi bateba

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1930   item# 1247008

a nice lobi bateba
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


650€ 

a nice lobi figure from the beginng of 20th century collected in the sixties by Beno haffner ,first ambassador sent by the common market for african durable development,wood, encrusted greyish brown patina, rising from bulky legs, supporting a stocky body with bulging abdomen, a strong neck supporting a big head with cap-like headgear, eroded legs ,42,5cm


a mossi biga

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1243583

a mossi biga
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


270€ 

a nice mossi biga from an old german collection 21cm


a mossi doll

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1243582

a mossi doll
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


275€ 

a fine mossi doll from an old german collection 31cm the wood is natural on the body


a mossi doll

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1243263

a mossi doll
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


300€ 

a nice mossi biga from an old german collection 20cm nice glossy patina


a mossi doll

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1243261

a mossi doll
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


300€ 

a charming mossi doll from an old german collection nice deep patina 23cm


an ibibio mask

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1930   item# 1243253

an ibibio mask
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


p.O.R. 

a wonderful ibibio mask beautiful expression nice deep patina ex dartevelle ex private belgium collection


a mossi biga

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1241631

a mossi biga
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


300€ 

a mossi biga from an old german collection collected during the sixties good use patina the left ear is worn out by use till the earring hole 23,5 cm


a mossi biga

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1241152

a mossi biga
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


175€ 

a small charming mossi biga collected in the sixties by a german collector ,16,cm

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