Huge and chunky tribal Berber ritualistic headgear earrings in chunky lustrous and thick coral branches, copal, assorted trade beads and turquoise.
A Fine South African headrest in good condition .The inscription along the seat reads " KAFFER HEAD REST P.M.BURG NATAL 1904 J.W.R.de la Poer. R.Garrison .Regt". Zulu/Swazi. Length 44.5cm, Height 19cm
Excellent wear and patina. Congo, first quarter 20th century. H. 21 cm (mask) or 28 cm including stand.
Rare Moroccan (Morocco) wedding sash or belt, dating from the second half of the 19th Century, in excellent condition (end tassels missing). 6" by 64". Hand woven with silk, metal thread, and cotton. This type of sash is known to have been worn by Jewish brides over the ceremonial wedding dress. Rare and beautiful.
Unique ethnographic Berber tribal culture African Coral and Amber treasure necklace. Time of collection unknown. However, it is evident from the wire repair to the main amber bead that this was an adornment of power, status and was cherished for generations in an African tribal context. Usewear is a satin sheen, making this an extraordinary artifact of importance and beauty combined with beautiful and valuable materials.
Monumental Yoruba - Nigeria Gelede Wooden Body Mask of Iya Nla (Great Powerful Mother) Early 20th Century 54 H x 21" wide. Arms are available. Kept inside the Gelede Shrine, not danced but carried on a platform during Gelede, an annual festival honoring “our mothers” (awon iya wa), not so much for their motherhood, but as female elders. It takes place in the dry season (March-May) among the Yoruba people of south-west Nigeria and neighboring southeast Benin. Artifact in excellent condition.
A beautiful African carved ivory figure of a nursing mother west Africa with beautiful patina measuring approx. 13 inches in length. A fine investment quality antique.
very old shango figure with incredible use patina
it belonged to the sculptor eric grate ,sweden .Here is the who is who in african art article concerning him:
Grate, Eric (The sculptor, 1896-1983)?
Coll. Stockholm-Sweden. Objects in: expo cat. Liljevalchs Konsthall, Before Picasso; African Art in Swedish Collections, 1988-1989