Late 19th- early 20th century. This figure has been in my family's possession for about 60 years, and is in the same condition as found: good, old surface with appropriate wear to the high-points, and a short stable split at an ear. 7 1/4" x 1 1/4" 3 oz.
A very finely cast and ancient Mossi bronze female figure from West Africa.Mounted on a wood base.Deep brown patina.Smooth to the touch.Provenance,Royal Athena Gallery,New York,with sticker on the base and with the original price.
19th C. if not earlier
5 3/4 inches H.
Mounted 7 inches H.
Important feminine Lobi Figure with arms up to pay tribute to death people
H 70 cm, wideness between hands 26 cm
Covered with raw indigo blue, this water spirit headdress is but one small reflection of the enigmatic underwater world of the Ijo peoples who live in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, West Africa. These deities of the watery universe are credited with introducing masks and dance masquerades to humans. The spirits can be harmful or benevolent depending on the amount of respect villagers give them, and they are believed to be angered most by a lack of dances being performed...
Excellent wear and patina. Congo, first quarter 20th century. H. 21 cm (mask) or 28 cm including stand.
Stunning Benin / Nigeria Bronze Ceremonial Ladle, Africa Early 20th Century. 17" long. Figure with pleasing facial features on the globular ladle. The handle is a standing figure of a male ancestor with attached ring. In excellent condition.
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
Ethiopian 'magic' scroll, inks/paints on parchment. Undated, estimated to be 19th century or earlier. 180 x 10.5cm.
Complete, good condition for age.
A great Dan mask , supra condition
at least circa early 20th
H 23 cm wide 16 cm
a typical dakakari funeral pottery,39cm ex christies amsterdam
the dakakari from west nigeria have funeral terra cotta potteries that they put on the tumbs
they used to obturate the tumbs with a terra cotta plate For high rank persons they used to put more elaborate sculptures so they could recognised the place .
You can find animals ,human figures naked who are the companions of the deceased person
The tumbs were taken care often ,the figures were generally the top of a jar where people wo...
ca 1940. Male and female. Male has damage on one foot. Spectacular colonial African pieces. ex-private collection. Male 15.75" high, female 17" high. This African art will not exist again; colonial period is over. There is a limited amount of pieces from the colonial period--if like it buy it--it is getting scarcer and scarcer
Two carved wood East African Masai shields-appear to carved by same hand-one appears to have female visage while the other is male-one bears carved scars the other has not-pieces are believed to be over 100 years old-there are splits in wood from drying and have been crudely repaired by native binding-minor damage to edge of both shields--despite the ravages of time and use they art sill magnificent-they should be cleaned and waxed-50 inches tall-19 inches wide-wood is curved--doubt you find ot...
An extremely old carved wood vessel for storing camwood powder.Finely carved pattern and raised symbols.
Worn and cracked with remains of red camwood.
8 inches H.
Extremely fine Antique 19th century African wooden mask Chokwe peoples, Lunda Sul province, Angola, Angola...
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.
REFERENCES: “Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa 1800-1960” by Anthony C. Tirri, page 87...
Great Baoule mask in supra condition
Circa Early 20th or earlier
Total Height 39 cm, mask only is 25 cm
More pictures on request a great piece
Ceremonial ritual drum, pinge, Senufo people, African Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Korhogo region. Circa 1890. Wood and hide, carved in the form of a bare breasted tribal woman seated on a stool, supporting the drum with her arms. The drum is adorned with various symbols including an animal mask, lizards, stork, crocodile, axe, and biting beast. The female figure wears stylized amulets on her wrists and has scarified markings on her breasts and stomach...
African, Senofu stool, circa 1920. 11" x 8.25" x 7". Very heavy dense wood. Ex-private collection. Quality piece-sturdy actually used as furniture in huts