This type of Wongo effigy head cup was used for ritually drinking palm wine. The crisply carved facial features are characteristic of the neighboring Western Pende, but the overall vessel form is typical of yet another neighboring people, the Lele. Early 20th C, from D.R.Congo. Approximately 4.75"H, and in fine condition with small, old losses along the right and left edges of the pedestal foot base. Deep, rich, shiny, dark, aged patina...
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.
Antique early 20th century African horned wooden mask.
In good condition with nice old natural patina.
Measurements: 28cm x 18,5cm (11in x 7 1/4 in)
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Wood with brass tacks for eyes. Nice old surface with some wear. Repair at base, which is an old replacement, the original being lost, probably to insect damage. 10" x 4" 7 oz.
A FINE CAMEROON AFRICAN CARVED WOOD TRIBAL ART DANCE MASK. Probably Bafute. Carved with elongated drooping bulbous cheek bones, protruding eyes, open mouth and carved teeth with white kaolin. The flattened back of head with carved concentric rings. Displayed Height 12 inches (30.5 cm) Wear to mask-no repairs or condition problems
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 ).
Divination tapper of slightly curved shape, nicely carved with geometric designs on its upper part. Ivory, with dark-brown age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba Peoples, 19th century. Height: 10" (25 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on custom metal stand. Erosion, a few chips, otherwise good condition.
A very old and interesting East African female wood figure.The carving is dessicated with a thick dark patina and with traces of red pigment.The doll like figure with wool hair and garment covered in dry seed beads.Glass beads around the neck.
19th C. or older
16 1/2 inches H. 3 1/2 inches W.
African short sword of the Kusu tribe from Zaire in its original condition. A very wide leaf shaped blade beautifully hand forged with two ribs on each side of the blade. The handle is made of carved hardwood with a lovely natural patina. Entire length; 22 inches (56cm) and 7 ½ inches (19cm) wide.
An early 20th Century carved wooden colonial figure of a soldier of Chokwe origin. It stands about 12.75" / 32.5cms tall and is in very good condition with a repair to one foot where it has been broken and reglued.
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.
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.
A very fine and well worn Baule bronze miniature pendant mask from West Africa.The mask is very well cast with multiple bands of raised scarification.Good patina.Mounted on base
19th C. or earlier
2 1/2 inches H.
Mounted 4 1/4 inches H.
Old Dogon figure , H 34cm
This hand carved ancestral African carving, came from a collector who was a professor at UBC and lived in the countryside. It was told to me that it was from Liberia. I have seen similar carvings done by the Dan people. This standing figure with arms on the side, it showing honest age, lots of wear and patina. It appears to be 19th century or older. It does have some cracks, on the side of the head and base, and some filled in cracks. Please look at the photos closely...
An antique Yaka slit drum from the Congo region of central Africa.Beautiful butternut patina.Well used with a smooth wood grain.
Mounted on a wood base.Excellent condition.
15 inches H.
An exceptionally well cast pendant of a turtle from the Baule of west Africa.Jewel like in its execution.
19th C. or earlier
2 3/8 inches W.
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.