A Cameroonian Fertility Doll – early 19th century. This is a fertility doll from the Namji (Doyayo, Dowayo, Namchi, Namshi), Cameroon. Notice the amazing power and strength of the doll from its stance – if viewed alone, it could almost look to be six feet tall. This doll measures 11” high x 5 ¾” wide x 3” deep and is decorated with blue and yellow beads.
Namji are the people inhabiting an area in the west of the north Cameroon...
ANTIQUE STINKWOOD BOWL FROM SOUTH AFRICA; PROB. EDWARDIAN (1901-1910). An old and beautifully turned stinkwood bowl from South Africa. The wood Ocotea bullata is native to South Africa and is also known by its common names: Cape Walnut, Stinkhout, Cape Laurel, Laurel wood and “stinkwood” (because of an odor this wood emits only after it is freshly cut!)...
Senofue male figure, circa 1920. 13" Excellent condition. Ex-private collection. $695.
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
This is a Moroccan SAFI Polychrome Lidded Pottery BOWL from the 1920's. It measures about 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" X 7 1/2" ( 11.5 cm X 11.5 cm X 19.1 cm ).
Igbo or Ibo mask
An Igbo mask used to incarnate a spirit of the death following the outstanding characteristic of the many Igbo masks; painted chalk white, the colour of the spirit.
Nigeria, early 20th century.
Height mask: 48 cm. With base stand: 71 cm.
Attige. Ivory Coast. Ca 1960. Well-carved, no condition problems. Ex-private collection. 8.5" and 7" pair These carvings are made from strong wood and have been handled-------- nice patina
Ethiopian gourds carved with tradititonal geometric Coptic designs. Used for traditional drinks and spices. Early 20th Century. Fine glossy patina. Photograph is an example only. Please enquire to see photos of pieces in stock.
Important feminine Lobi Figure with arms up to pay tribute to death people
H 70 cm, wideness between hands 26 cm
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
Ba Congo figure from Zaire, circa 1925. 9.5" Looks like morning or fertility representation. Ex-private collection. $525.
Male and female figures of high density, heavy tropical wood. Female 21" tall, male 22" tall.
Beautiful African carved tropical wood Chokwe mask-fine patina-ca 1920s-good condition -detailed carving on mask surface-raffia appears to in good shape-pieces shows age and appears to have been used ceremonially-12 inches by 8 inches--helmet mask
An Extraordinary Artifact of Cultural Importance Combined with Beautiful and Valuable Materials.
Unique ethnographic artifact of the Berber tribal culture consist of fossilized resin amber, lustrous and thick coral branches, turquoise, trade beads, copal, shell and silver.
Amber has been treasured in North Africa, the Sahara, and the Sahel for centuries due to the protective properties with which it is associated and is considered an important talisman...
Cone shaped receptacle, w/ 4 birds perched on lip and large tortoise crawling down. Small hole to suspend piece. Unique piece albeit with verdigris. 7.75" long, 3.5" wide, 2" deep.
African stool, Senofue. 17.5" x 8" Circa 1950. $400.
a rare congo woden bell, brought back before 1914 by charles smets who went to congo from 1909 to 1914,with the mission of the natural history museum of New york .by descent to his grandson .a part of his collection was sold in sotheby's paris ,in june 2012...
A very elaborate tobacco pipe bowl of the Ashanti people (present Ghana), knowing tobacco and the habit of smoking since the 17th century. A feline predator is standing on a rectangular base plate. Provenance: old collection from Berne, Switzerland. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 8 cm x 8.5 cm.