A Shona Knife. With well carved sheath bound with wire.
S. E. Africa L19thC. Length: 13" (33.3 cm). Condition: wire loose at top of sheath, blade with some rust.
collection of 4 west African 'Gris gris' leather bound talismans containing protective amulets largest 13cm excluding neck cord. undated, estimated to be early to mid 20th cent. can be viewed in central London.
Large NGONTANG helmet mask (all seeing mask) from the Fang people in Gabon, very well used and worn and in great condition - pre 1920 and definitely rare.
Size: 41 cm - 2 kg
Known as Ngontang (or Ngontanga), this mask variety appeared among the Fang people of southern
Cameroon and Gabon shortly before 1920. It represents a spirit of the dead visiting as a young white woman
from the world beyond...
A puzzling stone carving that SC bought in large estate with antiquities.
The stone ´carving is a fragment of a larger structure and with the carving of a beautiful african head and a couple of lizzards. The style and fine patina, does indicate an ancient date of manifacture. Likely Western Africa.
You are welcome to enlighten us, if you have some knowledge about this piece of art.
Size: 47 mm. long and 40 mm wide, heavy made of a hard black stone.
Benin Bronze Man with Horse. Nigeria. 19th Century. High copper alloy. Masterfully modeled and cast in lost-wax. Two small void areas in base, which is ornamented with typical Benin incised leaf patterns and ropework along the edges. Remarkable detail throughout. Fine, untouched patina. 10 1/2" tall x 11" x 9". 11 lb.
A Shona neckrest. Late 19th Century. Height 15 cm.
A strand of beautiful old “King” glass beads from Ghana, ca. 1750 – 1800 AD. It is 34” long and features a hefty 1-1/4” bead used as a pendant. Beautiful color.
A male Yoruba twin figure from The Sunde African Collection. Very old and likely 19th. century, Nigeria, Yoruba culture.
The figure well-endowed, with unturned hair, jevellery and very rich and fine patina - a gem.
Size: 27-28 cm.
African ibeji twin carved wooden figures, Yoruba people, Nigeria. Both with striated upswept coiffures and beaded embellishments. These are a pair with the same tatoos on their bellies, male and female.
Superb rich patina. The Yoruba figures on the market are normally never old. Here we have a set of twins, very old, likely from the 19th. century.
Size: 27,6 and 30 cm.
Ex. Collection of Mr. Sunde.
Probably the work of a master carver of the Abeokuta region.
Antique wooden mask or headdress, Nigeria, Yoruba tribe, 18th.-19th. century or earlier.
This mask is huge topped with a bird, that carries a snake on it's back.
This mask is very old, guaranteed pre 1900, but we believe it's rather 18th. century or early 19th. century.
Condition: Intact, but some cracks repaired, that can be spotted from the inside. The wood is dried out due to it's high age.
Ex. Sunde Collection and formerly in other Danish Collections.
Morocco, Berber/Amazigh, ca. 1900 CE. This is a prettily decorated pottery vessel that looks like a large coffee mug with the handle intact. The red designs on it are geometric. Unglazed ceramics from Morocco are usually made in the Rif area of mountainous central Morocco. The production of ceramics is primarily women's industry, and the women who make the pots decorate them with natural paint from plants such as henna...
Rare antique Dan dance mask-given female figure that surmounts the mask, probably associated with fertility ritual-mask was used-surface shows age and use-complete-striking piece-museum quality-16 inches tall-7 inches wide-4 inches deep
Early antique Beta Tribe tropical hardwood dance mask-ca 19thc-was used in ceremonies --mask surface shows age and wear-mask is heavy from dense wood--11 inches high 7 inches wide- 6 inches deep--remarkable mask-has Dark Vader aspect
This extraordinary statue comes from the Kuyu people who live between the Sangha and upper Ogowe Rivers, D.R.Congo.
Very large and heavy terracotta statue, covered with shiny and vivid colors, made around the early 20th century - in our family collection since 1950.
This wonderful figure will hold a prominent place in any Tribal Art collection.
We also have 2 more Kuyu terracotta statues from the same period...
Large and early terracotta pipe bowl, BAMILEKE or TIKAR, Cameroon Africa. Gritty terracotta clay with losses as seen. Size 7.75" by 4"
Very subtle and very old Yoruba piece. It is hard to tell if it is ESU or not, but this has been suggested by several colleagues. Perhaps this functioned as an ESU dance staff and is complete - or it might have been the top from a longer staff, as well, modified long ago (possibly in situ). There is a curious niche on the back of the head with what appears to be a 'charge' , that is, a metal staple or similar item. Late 19th/early 20th century...
We like to offer you a very unique and rare Bakongo statue with 4 faces built as a jar.
It is made of high quality wood around 1900. It is part of the van Norten Tribal Art Collection and has been collected by the founder of the Momoyama Gallery in the 1950ies.
The protrusion in the belly is said to contain magical elements, giving the sculpture its power...
FRENCH SLAVE TRADE BRACELET C.1700-1800 Bronze, 3 1/4" width. Used for the purchase of slaves in West Africa. Value one slave Shipwreck recovery with expected green encrustation.