A very fine and well patinated African mask from the Yoruba tribe. The mask dates from approximately 1900-1920 and has almost certainly used in tribal dances. It measures 9 1/2" high and is 5 1/4" wide at its widest and 2" thick at the thickest part. Very good condition appropriate its age.
Yoruba masks are worn by a traditional healer to drive evil spirits from the possessed person. The arts of the Yoruba are numerous in form...
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!)...
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.
A good Dan mask with a natural even dark brown patination and with fibre attachment.Circa 1920-40. Height 9ins 23cm.
African Ashanti brass lost wax bronze chief riding in a palanquin. This wonderful "Ashanti brass sculpture" came to us from an important African Art collection. This vintage or antique sculpture measures 4 and one eighth inches long, 2 and one eighths inches wide and 3 inches high. This sculpture depicts 11 tribesman carrying their chief who shades himself under an umbrella. A bird rides on top of the umbrella. Shipping extra...
Male and female figures of high density, heavy tropical wood. Female 21" tall, male 22" tall.
Bronze, 11" length, 2.5" opening. You ncan blow this horn, and summon the spirits.
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.
Male and female figures, sold as a pair because they go well together. Female 15.5" has small damage on foot. Male 16.5" has termite damage to the very top of the head--no termites now. Female is made of light-colored tropical wood. The male's wood is darker. ex-Private collection, estimated to be more than 70 years old. Fine quality carving. Price for pair $975.
ca 1940. Male and female. Male has damage on one foot. Spectacular colonial African pieces. ex-private collection. Male 15.75" high, female 17" high. This African art will not exist again; colonial period is over. There is a limited amount of pieces from the colonial period--if like it buy it--it is getting scarcer and scarcer
African stool, Senofue. 17.5" x 8" Circa 1950. $400.
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
Youruba burial piece, 200 years old. 18.75", iron base attached. Old heavy piece. Ex-private collection. $895.
Ba Congo figure from Zaire, circa 1925. 9.5" Looks like morning or fertility representation. Ex-private collection. $525.
Kolango figure from Ivory Coast, circa 1920. 10.5" Excellent condition. Ex-private collection. $525.
Senofue male figure, circa 1920. 13" Excellent condition. Ex-private collection. $695.
Kalango tribe figure, circa 1950. 11" Good condition. Ex-private collection. $525.
Mossi Burkino Faso figure from Upper Volta, circa 1935. 21" Good condition. Ex-private collection. $650.