A well crafted short sword from the NgBandi People of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Located between the Ubangi and Middle Lualaba Rivers, the Ngbandi mainly hunt and farm for subsistence...
very old shango figure with incredible use patina
it belonged to the sculptor eric grate ,sweden .Here is the who is who in african art article concerning him:
Grate, Eric (The sculptor, 1896-1983)?
Coll. Stockholm-Sweden. Objects in: expo cat. Liljevalchs Konsthall, Before Picasso; African Art in Swedish Collections, 1988-1989
Old Songye mask ca. 1900/20 with all the wear and tear you expect to find on a used and hand made dance mask.
Well made with good symmetry.
Appr. 16" or 40 cm.
More pictures on request.
Excellent wear and patina. Congo, first quarter 20th century. H. 21 cm (mask) or 28 cm including stand.
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...
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.
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!)...
Ba Congo figure from Zaire, circa 1925. 9.5" Looks like morning or fertility representation. Ex-private collection. $525.
Old Ethiopian scroll painted and written on animal skin. Approx 200 x 9.5cm, in 2 part leather container. Evidence of damage on right side throughout. Undeciphered. Date estimated to be early 20th century or earlier.
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 fine late 19th Century Zulu stick or staff with double barrel head and carved from a two tone wood, lignum vitae or similar. It is in excellent condition and measures about 32.9" / 83.5cms long.
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 great Dan mask , supra condition
at least circa early 20th
H 23 cm wide 16 cm
Bronze, 11" length, 2.5" opening. You ncan blow this horn, and summon the spirits.
Antique early 20th century wooden African mask from Mali painted with black, beige, and brown pigment.
Condition: nice old patina, some visible tiny cracks in wood on the front of the mask and minor loses of polychrome.
Measurements: 9 ½ (24cm) inches tall.
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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.
The masks made by the Sala'mpasu people are related to the warrior's society and are used during initiation and circumcision ceremonies held in forest lodges.
They are intentionally disquieting images meant to frighten and distract with aggressive, bulging foreheads, blunt, triangular noses, and sharp features. The rectangular mouths, exhibit filed teeth.
This excellent example has been painted with red, black, and white pigments...
Senofue male figure, circa 1920. 13" Excellent condition. Ex-private collection. $695.