Authentic antique 17th-19th century African Benin Bronze ancestral altar Bell from Nigeria, Cast in the form of a truncated, four-sided pyramid of rectangular shape, with sides sloping inward to the flat top with two pierced holes for suspension of the clapper.
The bell is surmounted with two strap-like handles...
Original 19th–20th century African Kurumba headdress adoné design in the graceful form of an antelope head with long neck and slender horns, decorated with horizontal stripes, rising from the top of the head, and echoed by the long forward-curved ears...
Authentic antique late 19th – early 20th century African ancestral bronze mask with pierced eyes and mouth, decorated with incised pattern and pierced with a hole on each side and another hole on the forehead for suspension.
The interior hand painted near the edge with the museum or collection accession number.
CONDITION: Showing the age and usage with old dark natural patina inside and out.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 20.5 x 11.8 cm (8 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches)...
Striking antique East African Sculpture-surface shows wear-sculpture has wood hook carved as part of base that was used ritually-no condition problems or repairs-figure wears raffia skirt and there is woven raffia around bottom of base-uncertain as of tribe--good size-30 inches tall
early carved wood African medicine box-has fitted lid as well bas relief carved feet--shows wear and was certainly used to contain all sorts of magical tribal items-oval shape 9 inches by 7 inches-5.75 inches high
Large early 20thc African Yoruba maternal sculpture of a mother breast feeding twins-twins reportedly consist of about four per cent of births in the Yoruba tribe and hold special mystical significance in the culture--29 inches high-11 inches deep and 11 inches wide-no repairs-original surface untouched
Statue funéraire en pierre culture Arussi, Ethiopie,représentant un guerrier avec sa cartouchière.Avant 1900.
H 127cm L 42 poids +-110kg
livraison dans un rayon de 400km autour de Paris.
Colonial African Wood sculpture of Mother & Child-early 2Othc-females were painted blue to symbolize passivity-fancy dotted dress with matching blue shoes, with complicated hairdo marks this mother as a lady about town -minor drying crack to base and wear to surface--13 inches tall-
Rare early 20thc African Colonial carved wood female-17 inches tall-wear to surface- no cracks-striking figure with painted highlights
Carved African black hard stone figure of a monkey, one solid piece-no condition problems--12 inches high and 5 inches-- in carved letters--marked on bottom-GENOA
An early 20th Century carved wooden colonial figure of a soldier of Chokwe origin. It stands about 12.75" / 32.5cms tall and is in very good condition with a repair to one foot where it has been broken and reglued.
A finely carved female Bembe figure from the Democratic Republic of Congo, dating to the early 20th century.
The figure standing, the feet slightly bent, the arms held forwards, small protruding breasts and typical elaborate scarifications on the abdomen. The ears are crescentic and the coiffure has a tall median ridge. The eyes inlaid with white glassy paste...
A striking African tribal Kifwebe mask from the Songye peoples, early 20th Century.
The wooden mask of powerful abstract form, the median crest on the head becoming a triangular nose, the two eyes of coffee-bean form, the rectangular mouth with typical x-shaped cavity. These so-called Kifwebe masks are amongst the most striking of all African masks, with their thrusting forms and profuse geometric decoration...
Fine coconut basket from Benin dating to the late 19th or early 20th Century. Approximately 4.3" / 11cms long. Very good condition with a few hairlines but no serious damage or repairs.
Rare small wooden African snuff box decorated with glass beads made by the tribal people of Kenya. This container was used by village elders to keep snuff for medicinal purposes and they would wear it attached to a belt or as a pendant suspended around the neck. The body of the snuff box is carved from a hollowed out piece of wood and is bulbous at one end. The cap is hide decorated with glass beads. In very good antique condition, it measures 3" high x 1.5". Circa 1900
A fine Kongo "Nkisi" power figure with mirror eyes and inscription to the underside - "Presented by Josephine Harris a missionary from Congo Africa". Josephine Harris was a missionary from New Jersey who worked in the Congo from 1890 to 1930 and collected artifacts, many of which she later donated to the Newark Museum in New Jersey.
The figure stands approximately 7.6" / 19.2cms tall and is in excellent condition.
A fine small Hemba fetish figure with cavity to the head and pronounced sex. Stylistically, the carving appears to have some Bembe influence. The figure has an old bead necklace and old damage to the base.
It stands about 7.75" / 19.5cms tall. It does stand on a flat surface but would benefit from being mounted which I could have professionally done for the buyer.
A fine small Teke figure raised on a perspex mount. The figure, with scorched detailing, small belly button cavity and typical Teke posture, stands approximately 7" / 18cms tall.
The left foot is a restoration otherwise it is in good condition.