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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1900 item #1243797
DAY FINE ARTS
$500.00
Ethiopian 'magic' scroll, inks/paints on parchment. Undated, estimated to be 19th century or earlier. 180 x 10.5cm. Complete, good condition for age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1240818 (stock #Y037372)
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The handle of this important, regal flywhisk shows a lively, young, kneeling female with emphasized breasts and feet, in the manner of a supplicant devotee of the Shango cult or of a woman who is a messenger of the spirits...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1235841 (stock #3044)
Anye / Cote d'Ivoire Statue of Mother and Children. Akan Group, wood late 19th - early 20th Century, 19" high. The Akan are made up of the Ashanti, the Fante, the Aowin, the Anye and a few other small ethnicities. In very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1235819 (stock #3043)
Yoruba / Nigeria Village Priest's Shango Carved Altar Piece. Carved by Jagun Family Worikshop, Africa, late 19th - Early 20th Century. 20" high and mounted. Collected in Ede, and made of Iroko wood. In excellent condition. The god of thunder and the ancestor of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. He is the son of Yemaja the mother goddess and protector of birth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #1233363 (stock #SK 663)
Galerie Hafner
$320.00
Nine small brass weights originating from the African Gold Coast. The top decorated with different geometric ornaments as spirals, waves, swastika - one in the shape of a pyramid. Used for weighing gold dust which for centuries was the currency of the region. Condition: fine. Dimension: pyramid: 2.7 cm x 2.8 cm x 2 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #1233362 (stock #SK 662)
Galerie Hafner
$280.00
Nine small brass weights originating from the African Gold Coast. The top decorated with different geometric ornaments as spirals, waves, swastika etc. Used for weighing gold dust which for centuries was the currency of the region. Largest weight adjusted to standard with lead. Condition: fine. Dimension: largest: 3.2 cm x 3.4 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1231385 (stock #0010)
Abe's Treasures
$9,500.00
This is a very rare and interesting wooden table or stool from the Bamum tribe, ca. 1890-1900. The kingdom of Bamum or Bamoum, also known as Bamun or Bamoun or Mum (1394–1884) was a pre-colonial West African state in what is now northwest Cameroon. It was founded by the Mbum, a part-Bantu ethnic group from northeast Cameroon. Its capital was the ancient walled city of Fumban. The table is carved as two men on opposite sides, standing in the base of the table and wach supporting the table top....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1229939 (stock #W103221)
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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. Provenance: Peter Pollack, NYC and FL, collected before 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1900 item #1229580 (stock #1132)
This wonderful antique has stone or iron beads enclosed in three places so it rings as you walk or move almost like a babies rattle. Its 5 ¾ inches at the widest point and 2 ¼ across. This is an authentic piece dating to the 19th century or before. This is one of two African bracelets I bought years ago from an historic Alabama Estate. NOTE: Subject to prior sale (item is also in an retail store) Also Michigan residents must pay state sales tax.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1227664
Striking West African carved wood polychrome Baule Dance mask-ca 1900-has drying cracks and surface wear-piece is complete-16 inch diameter-13 inches high--unique piece from old collection