Kalango tribe figure, circa 1950. 11" Good condition. Ex-private collection. $525.
Male and female figures of high density, heavy tropical wood. Female 21" tall, male 22" tall.
This is a Straw PURSE from LIBERIA. It measures about 10 1/2" X 2 3/4" X 9" ( 26.8 cm X 7.0 cm X 23.0 cm ). Beautiful geometric design. The strap measures about 36" ( 91.8 cm ).
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
Description: This is an antique bronze bracelet from either the Lobi or Dyan cultures of the Western Africa. The piece is from the former French colony of Upper Volta (present day Burkina Faso). The bracelet has three bells on it with incised geometric designs. The bells would have been used to summon protective ancestral spirits to watch over the wearer. The piece dates to the late 19th, early 20th century...
A rare curiosity - an early nineteenth, late 18th Century stuffed specimen of a North African Nile Crocodile, Crocodylus Niloticus.
An extremely fine and striking piece of antique taxidermy art from a bygone era. The crocodile mounted in a position of attack, his mouth wide open to reveal his deep mouth and sharp teeth. His legs flexed ready to pounce and his tail curled to the side. The whole piece expertly conserved, mounted and painted.
Length: 41 inches.
a nice bura phallic figure
broken and reglued on the front
you can see the previous state before restorationat picture 2
The Bura people :almost nothing is known of this shadowy Nigerian/Malian group. They are said to have existed between 1100 AD and 1500 ADD, however the only archaeological excavated site (Nyamey) dates between the 14th and 16th centuries.
Many Bura pieces are either anthropomorphic or phallomorphic, and are often abstract.
African 5 string bowed harp, probably from Zaire or Congo. Pegs and strings are missing. The spoon shaped hollowed wood sound box is covered with skin and the arm is a carved female figure with a topknot coiffure. Middle 20th century. Excellent condition, beautiful patina. The instrument is 30" long end to end, and 5" wide. It stands 30" high on a custom museum stand. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax...
Carved upright carved shaped like cricket bats and lashed onto crossed elements at either end serve as legs on this rack, which could be placed on the camel to load him up even more. Then, at safari's destination, the rig was placed in the tent, a top placed on top, to become a service table. Very practical! (For everyone but the poor camel...) Madagascar, circa 1900. Ex coll.: James Willis Tribal Art, San Francisco, CA. Top approximmately 37 inches by 67 inches, 35-1/2 high.
Description: This is a wooden box from the African culture known as the Kuba dating to circa 1900. The box is hand carved from wood and features a face motif on the top of the lid and geometric designs around the outside of the box. Theses boxes were called ngedi mu ntey by the Kuba and would have been used to hold tukula (twool), a red powder made from ground cam wood. The tukula would have been used for painting the face and body during ceremonies as well as anointing the dead...
Anyi tribe figure from Ivory Coast, circa 1925. 8.5" Crack in head. Ex-private collection. $495.
Stunning antique Ndaaka mask, of oval form painted with white and red spots, the edge with cord holes. The mask measures approximately 28 cm high by 15.5 cm wide. As can be seen in the photographs the border holes are slightly worn from where the mask has been worn, see detail photographs where I have indicated this with arrows. The mask has a chip to the chin and a few stable cracks. This is an old mask and not a modern reproduction, this I guarantee, see my returns policy...
Youruba burial piece, 200 years old. 18.75", iron base attached. Old heavy piece. Ex-private collection. $895.
An extremely old and large Dan mask from West Africa.Either from Liberia or Ivory Coast.Deep dark patina,much wear on the inside.
11 inches H.
African Ashanti brass lost wax bronze chief riding in a palanquin. This wonderful "Ashanti brass sculpture" came to us from an important African Art collection. This vintage or antique sculpture measures 4 and one eighth inches long, 2 and one eighths inches wide and 3 inches high. This sculpture depicts 11 tribesman carrying their chief who shades himself under an umbrella. A bird rides on top of the umbrella. Shipping extra...