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.
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 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.
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
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.