Late 19th-early 20th century. Impressive workmanship and a great old patina. 15 1/2" x 6" , 6 1/2 " across fins. 4 lbs. 10 oz
Wood with brass tacks for eyes. Nice old surface with some wear. Repair at base, which is an old replacement, the original being lost, probably to insect damage. 10" x 4" 7 oz.
Thin, slightly concave, monumental example with excellent patina from much age and use. From the Afo people of northern Nigeria, West Africa. 26"H x 17"W. In very fine condition and custom mounted on a steel base. Provenance: Peter Pollack, prior to 1975
Old Ethiopian scroll painted and written on animal skin. Approx 200 x 9.5cm, in 2 part leather container. Evidence of damage on right side throughout. Undeciphered. Date estimated to be early 20th century or earlier.
Fine and rare Qijia Culture jar with handles and positively voluptuous mammiform legs from Gansu or Qinghai province circa 2050 – 1700 BCE, reference, Dawn of the Yellow Earth: Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection. Excellent condition with no damage, H: 16cm/6.1in and W: 15.5cm/6.in.
Rare antique Fang tribal helmet mask-tropical wood-ca 1900-has four masks carved in bas relief facing in different directions-each with slight differences-wear to surface-minor losses at bottom edge-authentic-used in dance rituals-14 inches high-10 inch diameter-piece is stable-untouched
Strand of Tuareg seed pod prayer beads from the region of Timbuktu, Mali. A talisman is added on with handmade cord and decorated with elephant hairs (from tail) and a single cowrie shell.
The original cord was broken long ago and a few seed pods are missing. The original cord has been left in place and I have added a second strand to keep the strand together.
This is a Moroccan SAFI Polychrome Lidded Pottery BOWL from the 1920's. It measures about 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" X 7 1/2" ( 11.5 cm X 11.5 cm X 19.1 cm ).
a 19th century lulua power figure with typical style as described in m.l.felix "110 people of zaire :large head with pointed coiffure,scarified neck showing adam's apple,prominent ombilicus,short legs and separated feet.many scarifications on body and head,17,5cm
deep glossy patina
from an old colonial collection
collected in situ before 1930 by the parents of lady with a document signed by her
A finely carved Songye wood rattle.Ancient patina,hard wood.
Songye,central Africa/congo region
11 3/4 inches H/
A finely carved miniature Songye Kifwebe mask from central Africa/congo region.
Deeply carved with irregular holes and original raffia beard.Great color and shape.
wood mask is 7 1/2 inches H 4 1/4 inches W.
A large and expressionistic bronze pipe bowl from the Bamum tribe of Cameroon ,west Africa.
Cast as an elephant head with 3 human figures
hanging off the outside.Thick,resinous,uncleaned patina.Well used.
6 1/2 inches H 5 1/2 inches W.
An exceptionally well cast pendant of a turtle from the Baule of west Africa.Jewel like in its execution.
19th C. or earlier
2 3/8 inches W.
An ancient wood heddle pulley with an abstract Brancusi like human head.Probably Mossi from west Africa.Deep patina and with glass beads.
19th C. or earlier
6 1/2 inches H.
Mounted 7 1/2 inches H.
A very finely carved African female Ibeji figure from the Yoruba of Nigeria.Beautiful deep brown patina with some encrustation.
11 inches H.