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.
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.
Ba Congo figure from Zaire, circa 1925. 9.5" Looks like morning or fertility representation. Ex-private collection. $525.
Early 20th century. A well-carved female sits above a stylized pendant crocodile. The original hand-forged iron nails are present, being used to secure the display stand. The condition is very fine, with appropriate wear to the sliding wooden bolt. The key, as usual, is missing. 15 1/2" h x 10 1/2" w. (21" h with stand). 2 1/2 lb. with stand.
A beautiful African carved ivory figure of a nursing mother west Africa with beautiful patina measuring approx. 13 inches in length. A fine investment quality antique.
African carved tropical hardwood fetish figure-early 20thc-nails driven into sculpture and bounded with knotted cotton strips-note mask centered in belly of figure-no condition problems.13 inches by 6 inches-striking piece
Authentic antique African (most likely Mbembe) carved wood standing female figure of elongated form with angular arms and hands resting beneath the breasts.
The Sculpture is with a fine old natural patina.
Height: 35cm (13 3/4inches).
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Extremely fine Antique 19th century African wooden mask Chokwe peoples, Lunda Sul province, Angola, Angola...
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
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...
A very old and very unusual Ovimbundu four headed female wood figure from Central Africa.Deep brown and black pigment/patina.Both raised and incised scarification.Remains of old leather.
Bowl on head with neat repair to break.
11 inches H. 3 inches W.
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...
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 carved African sculpture is from the Congo-Sogye tribe-it was collected by French Colonialist before WWII and is an estate piece--animal horn, probably goat, embedded in skull of sculpture-piece shows wear on noise where it was ritually rubbed-no condition problems-21 inches high--nice authentic item
A super fine Kiwebe mask, light wood but supra condition
Age circa early XXth or earlier
H 41 cm, Wide 17.5 cm
A great mask
Kalango tribe figure, circa 1950. 11" Good condition. Ex-private collection. $525.
A heavy knob of iron has been added to the pommel of this elegant blade. The owner of this particular weapon was prestigious enough to have copper added to the handle grip. Hand-held weapons are found in all regions of Africa, but their possession was regulated by strict codes, allowing only tribal and military chiefs the right to carry them or dispense them. A wonderfully refined example. D.R.Congo, late 19th century, measuring 15"L x 4.75"W, maximum...
Fine African carved ivory beauty; standing in a long dress with tall grasses around her feet, and using one hand to steady a tall vessel balanced
atop her head. Size: Height of this incredible carving, including 1.5 inches wood stand, is 17 inches. Condition Report: Good condition.