collection of 4 west African 'Gris gris' leather bound talismans containing protective amulets largest 13cm excluding neck cord. undated, estimated to be early to mid 20th cent. can be viewed in central London.
Large NGONTANG helmet mask (all seeing mask) from the Fang people in Gabon, very well used and worn and in great condition - pre 1920 and definitely rare.
Size: 41 cm - 2 kg
Known as Ngontang (or Ngontanga), this mask variety appeared among the Fang people of southern
Cameroon and Gabon shortly before 1920. It represents a spirit of the dead visiting as a young white woman
from the world beyond...
A puzzling stone carving that SC bought in large estate with antiquities.
The stone ´carving is a fragment of a larger structure and with the carving of a beautiful african head and a couple of lizzards. The style and fine patina, does indicate an ancient date of manifacture. Likely Western Africa.
You are welcome to enlighten us, if you have some knowledge about this piece of art.
Size: 47 mm. long and 40 mm wide, heavy made of a hard black stone.
a songye miniature figure ,beginning of 20th century ,straight body ,strong expression of the face with copper pieces ,square chin .The top of the head has a hole supposed to get magical substances This kind of fetish piece used to protect its owner from diseases and from being bewitched .with a didier claes certificate ,ex private belgian collection ,12,5cm
Benin Bronze Man with Horse. Nigeria. 19th Century. High copper alloy. Masterfully modeled and cast in lost-wax. Two small void areas in base, which is ornamented with typical Benin incised leaf patterns and ropework along the edges. Remarkable detail throughout. Fine, untouched patina. 10 1/2" tall x 11" x 9". 11 lb.
a beautiful tchokwe lunda ceremonial axe The woden handle decorated with brass nails ,shiny patina and a nice old forged blade with elegant shape
collected in situ by eduard d'orjo de marchovolette,exhibited in the universal exhibition in 1958 ,transmitted by descendance .the neck rests protected the elaborated hair during the night .here we have an animal representation with a deep patina end of 19th
A Shona neckrest. Late 19th Century. Height 15 cm.
A strand of beautiful old “King” glass beads from Ghana, ca. 1750 – 1800 AD. It is 34” long and features a hefty 1-1/4” bead used as a pendant. Beautiful color.
A male Yoruba twin figure from The Sunde African Collection. Very old and likely 19th. century, Nigeria, Yoruba culture.
The figure well-endowed, with unturned hair, jevellery and very rich and fine patina - a gem.
Size: 27-28 cm.
African ibeji twin carved wooden figures, Yoruba people, Nigeria. Both with striated upswept coiffures and beaded embellishments. These are a pair with the same tatoos on their bellies, male and female.
Superb rich patina. The Yoruba figures on the market are normally never old. Here we have a set of twins, very old, likely from the 19th. century.
Size: 27,6 and 30 cm.
Ex. Collection of Mr. Sunde.
Probably the work of a master carver of the Abeokuta region.
Antique wooden mask or headdress, Nigeria, Yoruba tribe, 18th.-19th. century or earlier.
This mask is huge topped with a bird, that carries a snake on it's back.
This mask is very old, guaranteed pre 1900, but we believe it's rather 18th. century or early 19th. century.
Condition: Intact, but some cracks repaired, that can be spotted from the inside. The wood is dried out due to it's high age.
Ex. Sunde Collection and formerly in other Danish Collections.
Morocco, Berber/Amazigh, ca. 1900 CE. This is a prettily decorated pottery vessel that looks like a large coffee mug with the handle intact. The red designs on it are geometric. Unglazed ceramics from Morocco are usually made in the Rif area of mountainous central Morocco. The production of ceramics is primarily women's industry, and the women who make the pots decorate them with natural paint from plants such as henna...
A fine late 19th Century Lobi stool. This piece would have been used by a Lobi herdsman, the antelope head carved as a handle would indicate his prowess as a hunter. The Stool would also have been used as a headrest for sleeping . The patina on the carrying handle and the seated part are very different indicating years of use . When the owner died the stool would have been ritually blessed and placed in the family shrine ...
Rare antique Dan dance mask-given female figure that surmounts the mask, probably associated with fertility ritual-mask was used-surface shows age and use-complete-striking piece-museum quality-16 inches tall-7 inches wide-4 inches deep
Early antique Beta Tribe tropical hardwood dance mask-ca 19thc-was used in ceremonies --mask surface shows age and wear-mask is heavy from dense wood--11 inches high 7 inches wide- 6 inches deep--remarkable mask-has Dark Vader aspect
A fine early antique carved Tribal Ivory tusk from Loango coast Congo.
Carved with ascending figures in a variety of every day activities.
Custom display stand.
Period Early 19th century.
Fine early example,
Not available to USA.
This extraordinary statue comes from the Kuyu people who live between the Sangha and upper Ogowe Rivers, D.R.Congo.
Very large and heavy terracotta statue, covered with shiny and vivid colors, made around the early 20th century - in our family collection since 1950.
This wonderful figure will hold a prominent place in any Tribal Art collection.
We also have 2 more Kuyu terracotta statues from the same period...