An Extraordinary Artifact of Cultural Importance Combined with Beautiful and Valuable Materials.
Unique ethnographic artifact of the Berber tribal culture consist of fossilized resin amber, lustrous and thick coral branches, turquoise, trade beads, copal, shell and silver.
Amber has been treasured in North Africa, the Sahara, and the Sahel for centuries due to the protective properties with which it is associated and is considered an important talisman...
Old African wooden mask from Ivory Coast.
Condition: nice old patina, some visible cracks in the wood.
Measurements: 31 inches high.
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A Fine South African headrest in good condition .The inscription along the seat reads " KAFFER HEAD REST P.M.BURG NATAL 1904 J.W.R.de la Poer. R.Garrison .Regt". Zulu/Swazi. Length 44.5cm, Height 19cm
Excellent wear and patina. Congo, first quarter 20th century. H. 21 cm (mask) or 28 cm including stand.
Rare Moroccan (Morocco) wedding sash or belt, dating from the second half of the 19th Century, in excellent condition (end tassels missing). 6" by 64". Hand woven with silk, metal thread, and cotton. This type of sash is known to have been worn by Jewish brides over the ceremonial wedding dress. Rare and beautiful.
This is a Mizugoromo (travel cloak) which looks like haori ( short jacket ) without lining. It is worn by a man as well as woman. It generally symbolizes an old man, a priest, and a commoner worker. It is made of hand-spun pongee silk and dyed with indigo. It used to belong to one of the museums in Tokyo. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 146cm x 116cm
Unique ethnographic Berber tribal culture African Coral and Amber treasure necklace. Time of collection unknown. However, it is evident from the wire repair to the main amber bead that this was an adornment of power, status and was cherished for generations in an African tribal context. Usewear is a satin sheen, making this an extraordinary artifact of importance and beauty combined with beautiful and valuable materials.
A beautiful African carved ivory figure of a nursing mother west Africa with beautiful patina measuring approx. 13 inches in length. A fine investment quality antique.
An extremely old and worn African wood figurative mortar from the congo region.Incised scarification.Probably Kuba.
19 th C. or older
6 3/4 inches H. 3 inches W.
An antique Shona neckrest carved in the classic Shona style from East Africa.Carefully adzed with a smooth red/brown patina.
6 1/ 4inches W. 5 3/4 inches H.
A very finely carved,rare and ancient Songe wood figure from the the congo.Quite possibly a divination figure.The figure has a thick patina,and is decorated with a shell,reptile skin,glass beads,and leather strap.A hole was drilled in the head but whatever was inserted is now missing.
19th C. or older
7 1/4 inches H. 1 3/4 inches W.
Finely crafted late 19th Century iron Massai Warrior spear from Kenya. 6 ft 2” long, 7/8” wide blade and shank notched into short wooden shaft handle with long narrow metal butt. Blade length 37”, shank length (including blade) 42”, butt length 25”. Includes Ostrich feather decoration and leather tip guard with peacock feathers and beaded string. Circa 1890s.
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
Unusually long finely crafted late 19th Century iron Massai Samboro Elder spear from Southern Kenya. 7ft 10 ½” long, 1 ¾” wide leaf-shaped blade and long shank notched into wooden shaft with long narrow metal butt. Blade length 7 ½”, shank length 26”, butt length 33”. Circa 1890s.
Antique 19th century, extremely large circular war shield Gatschena from Abyssinia – Ethiopia. DETAILS: this highly convex shield is made of very thick hide probably from hippopotamus hide with beautifully tooled face in geometrical design and sturdy half round hide handle in the back.
MEASUREMENTS: 59.7 cm( 23½ inches) in diameter.
REFERENCES: “Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa 1800-1960” by Anthony C. Tirri, page 87...
African short sword of the Kusu tribe from Zaire in its original condition. A very wide leaf shaped blade beautifully hand forged with two ribs on each side of the blade. The handle is made of carved hardwood with a lovely natural patina. Entire length; 22 inches (56cm) and 7 ½ inches (19cm) wide.
Dervish sword Kaskara, 19th century, from period - time of the Mahdi (Mohammed Ahmed 1848-85) revolutionary insurrection against colonial rule in Sudan. The Double-edged blade is engraved on both sides with Arabic calligraphy. The cross guard is made of brass, the wooden hilt with covering from crocodiles hide. The unusual crocodile tail scabbard is with two companion daggers. The sword is in good condition. Overall length; 30 inches.