All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1270115
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1270113 (stock #28622)
A finely carved female Bembe figure from the Democratic Republic of Congo, dating to the early 20th century. The figure standing, the feet slightly bent, the arms held forwards, small protruding breasts and typical elaborate scarifications on the abdomen. The ears are crescentic and the coiffure has a tall median ridge. The eyes inlaid with white glassy paste...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1270112 (stock #28621)
A striking African tribal Kifwebe mask from the Songye peoples, early 20th Century. The wooden mask of powerful abstract form, the median crest on the head becoming a triangular nose, the two eyes of coffee-bean form, the rectangular mouth with typical x-shaped cavity. These so-called Kifwebe masks are amongst the most striking of all African masks, with their thrusting forms and profuse geometric decoration...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #1270095
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1269157
Fine coconut basket from Benin dating to the late 19th or early 20th Century. Approximately 4.3" / 11cms long. Very good condition with a few hairlines but no serious damage or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1268848
Rob Temple Tribal Art & Antiques
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A very good Yoruba Ibeji twin figure with elaborate high coiffure, bead decoration around the ankles and wrists and inlaid metal eyes. It is in very good condition with small old loss to the back at the base and other light wear. It stands about 10.25" / 26cms tall....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1268228 (stock #STUafriSnuff)
Rare small wooden African snuff box decorated with glass beads made by the tribal people of Kenya. This container was used by village elders to keep snuff for medicinal purposes and they would wear it attached to a belt or as a pendant suspended around the neck. The body of the snuff box is carved from a hollowed out piece of wood and is bulbous at one end. The cap is hide decorated with glass beads. In very good antique condition, it measures 3" high x 1.5". Circa 1900
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1264941 (stock #00175)
hawkantiques
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Offered a beautiful antique African mask skilfully carved from a substantial piece of ivory. African origin pre 1920. The mask is accented with vegetal pigment adding fabulous detailing to the crafting. Very good condition. It measures from top head to bottom bear: 15 cm. x 7.0 cm. at widest part. It weighs 324 grams. A sought after art piece to collect and treasure. We offer free shipping on Trocadero site. Thanks for viewing!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1264503 (stock #chessset1)
This is a chess set made of faux ivory from the Belgian Congo. The board itself is also made of faux ivory, it measures 10 1/4" x 10 1/4" x 3/4". The pieces are in very good condition and measure from 1 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2" on the smallest piece to 2 1/2" x 3/4" x 3/4" on the largest piece. Made around 1920 this great chess set is one of a kind!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1264502 (stock #chessset2)
This is a handmade African chess set made of faux ivory. The board itself is very heavy and measures 13 1/2" x 13 1/2" x 1/2". The pieces are in very good condition and measure from 2" x 3/4" x 3/4" on the smallest piece to 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" on the largest piece. Made between 1910-1920 this amazing piece from the Belgian Congo. A very unusual chess set!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1253409 (stock #2014/37)
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1249253 (stock #I8023763)
michael cichon tribal arts
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1249189 (stock #M70533)
michael cichon tribal arts
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This pleasantly eroded figure of an ancestor or family chief functioned as a protective sculpture on a household altar, safe-guarding the entire family. A high level of abstraction makes Moba carvings instantly recognizable. The long, thin arms are cut-free and hang straight down alongside the body. A larger diameter chest area is still apparent on the otherwise cylindrical body...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1247451 (stock #MI-05-sf)
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1246969 (stock #S317131)
michael cichon tribal arts
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1246868 (stock #D930033)
michael cichon tribal arts
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A classic example of the mask used to announce the funerals and related ceremonies of respected chiefs in the village. There is an overall crackled effect to the darkened, organic material-based surface. The subtle realism and use of non-European pigment indicates the great age of this hard wood mask. From Liberia, West Africa, late 19th century or very early 20th century. 9 5/8"L x 5.50"W x 2.50"D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1246618 (stock #B130811)
michael cichon tribal arts
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The lesser deities of the Baule pantheon are embodied in zoomorphic or fantastic creatures. Most popular is this simian creature known to the Baule people as 'gbekre' or 'mbotumbo'. Its main role, set-up outside the village limits, is to protect against evil spirits, but it also figures in some agricultural rituals and in divination ceremonies. A small bowl-shaped receptacle is raised by the arms and ritually held in the hands of this deity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1910 item #1246488 (stock #TA-051-MD)
While this type of shield is often called Abyssinian, it is also widely used in Ethiopia. The everted rim dipping to a shallow channel and rising to dome is a very efficient design for deflecting spears and arrows. The motif designs of rings, dots and cross hatch in bands bands are typical for this type of shield and are muted with the effects of use and age...