Early to mid 20 Century A.D. An impressive wooden mask from Africa Mali Sogo with some white pigment.
Size is 24x14 c.m.
Africa, Mali, Dogon, 20th Century. Pair of stone bracelets in circular form, larger carved of black and white granite, smaller in black hardstone. 4-1/4" and 4" D. Nice examples!
Condition: Larger with a few chips, smaller broken in two and repaired.
Provenance: Ex-Collection of Vincent Funiciello, Brooklyn, NY, 1930's - 1970's
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West Africa, Central Nigeria, ca 500 BCE to 200 CE. A carved terracotta head created by this ancient African culture. This terracotta example is made of a coarse, quartz-tempered clay. The features were hand-modeled and show a remarkable sophistication for such an early date in Iron Age, Sub-Saharan Africa. The style of Nok facial features shows similarity to more historic and contemporary bronze and wooden sculptures found among the Benin and Yoruba peoples of Nigeria...
Benin Bronze Man with Horse. Nigeria. 19th Century. High copper alloy. Masterfully modeled and cast in lost-wax. Two small void areas in base, which is ornamented with typical Benin incised leaf patterns and ropework along the edges. Remarkable detail throughout. Fine, untouched patina. 10 1/2" tall x 11" x 9". 11 lb.
a fluid curved body ending with a powerful face ,nice use patina height 75cm ,ex Helmut somerhaege duisburg,philippe guimiot,sotheby's 2009,private belgium collection
a beautiful tchokwe lunda ceremonial axe The woden handle decorated with brass nails ,shiny patina and a nice old forged blade with elegant shape
a beautiful yaka neckrest ,end of 19th centurycaryatid figure with honey patina , old stabiled cracks and lovely stylisation of the feet lying on the base. fantastic exagerated arms supporting the tray .end of 19th century 13cm heigh ,ex belgium collection,ex lucas Ratton,ex belgium collection
collected in situ by eduard d'orjo de marchovolette,exhibited in the universal exhibition in 1958 ,transmitted by descendance .the neck rests protected the elaborated hair during the night .here we have an animal representation with a deep patina end of 19th
a superb senufo figure ,with lustruous patina beautiful stylisation of the arms ,protuding breasts ,divination statue bound with the sandogo ritual .exceptionnal talent for miniature figures a top piece 25cm
a superb bakongo figure 30cm enetered in europe in 1921 ,ex italian coll ex french collection published in winter bruneaf 2015 joaquin pecci ,ex belgium collection
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bakongo peoples, ca. 19th century CE. This power figure, called a nkisi nkondi, is carved in the likeness of a human being which symbolizes its purpose, as each nkisi nkondi has traditionally been of service in human affairs. Look closely and you will see that 18 nails have been driven into the form over time...
A Shona neckrest. Late 19th Century. Height 15 cm.
A strand of beautiful old “King” glass beads from Ghana, ca. 1750 – 1800 AD. It is 34” long and features a hefty 1-1/4” bead used as a pendant. Beautiful color.
Africa, Northeast Nigeria, Katsina, ca. 3rd to 9th century CE. A very rare ancient Katsina terracotta janus (double-headed) figure that once belonged to a statue that would have measured approximately 15 to 30 inches tall. One side of this piece depicts a bearded male; the other depicts a smooth-skinned female. Very few Katsina janus heads have been documented, according to scholar Claire Boullier...
A male Yoruba twin figure from The Sunde African Collection. Very old and likely 19th. century, Nigeria, Yoruba culture.
The figure well-endowed, with unturned hair, jevellery and very rich and fine patina - a gem.
Size: 27-28 cm.
African ibeji twin carved wooden figures, Yoruba people, Nigeria. Both with striated upswept coiffures and beaded embellishments. These are a pair with the same tatoos on their bellies, male and female.
Superb rich patina. The Yoruba figures on the market are normally never old. Here we have a set of twins, very old, likely from the 19th. century.
Size: 27,6 and 30 cm.
Ex. Collection of Mr. Sunde.
Probably the work of a master carver of the Abeokuta region.
Africa, Niger River valley, Bura culture, ca 3rd to 13th century, but most likely toward the later end of the culture. Large and unusual pottery head of a human in redware coarse clay. Figure with exaggerated ears, round inset eyes and wearing double-rowed headband. Custom stand...
Antique wooden mask or headdress, Nigeria, Yoruba tribe, 18th.-19th. century or earlier.
This mask is huge topped with a bird, that carries a snake on it's back.
This mask is very old, guaranteed pre 1900, but we believe it's rather 18th. century or early 19th. century.
Condition: Intact, but some cracks repaired, that can be spotted from the inside. The wood is dried out due to it's high age.
Ex. Sunde Collection and formerly in other Danish Collections.