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.
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.
Offered a beautiful antique African mask skilfully carved from a substantial piece of ivory. African origin pre 1920.
The mask is accented with vegetal pigment adding fabulous detailing to the crafting. Very good condition.
It measures from top head to bottom bear: 15 cm. x 7.0 cm. at widest part. It weighs 324 grams.
A sought after art piece to collect and treasure.
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This is a chess set made of faux ivory from the Belgian Congo. The board itself is also made of faux ivory, it measures 10 1/4" x 10 1/4" x 3/4". The pieces are in very good condition and measure from 1 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2" on the smallest piece to 2 1/2" x 3/4" x 3/4" on the largest piece. Made around 1920 this great chess set is one of a kind!
This is a handmade African chess set made of faux ivory. The board itself is very heavy and measures 13 1/2" x 13 1/2" x 1/2". The pieces are in very good condition and measure from 2" x 3/4" x 3/4" on the smallest piece to 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" on the largest piece. Made between 1910-1920 this amazing piece from the Belgian Congo. A very unusual chess set!
This hand carved ancestral African carving, came from a collector who was a professor at UBC and lived in the countryside. It was told to me that it was from Liberia. I have seen similar carvings done by the Dan people. This standing figure with arms on the side, it showing honest age, lots of wear and patina. It appears to be 19th century or older. It does have some cracks, on the side of the head and base, and some filled in cracks. Please look at the photos closely...
Covered with raw indigo blue, this water spirit headdress is but one small reflection of the enigmatic underwater world of the Ijo peoples who live in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, West Africa. These deities of the watery universe are credited with introducing masks and dance masquerades to humans. The spirits can be harmful or benevolent depending on the amount of respect villagers give them, and they are believed to be angered most by a lack of dances being performed...
This pleasantly eroded figure of an ancestor or family chief functioned as a protective sculpture on a household altar, safe-guarding the entire family. A high level of abstraction makes Moba carvings instantly recognizable. The long, thin arms are cut-free and hang straight down alongside the body. A larger diameter chest area is still apparent on the otherwise cylindrical body...
A well crafted short sword from the NgBandi People of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Located between the Ubangi and Middle Lualaba Rivers, the Ngbandi mainly hunt and farm for subsistence...