Hardwood vintage sculpture of an African ancestor image. Old piece, a couple of cracks and repairs on the limbs noted in enlargements. I am not knowledgeable on African things so I am selling this based on its artistic merit. H: 45 cm/17.8in.
Ife Benin Bronze Hip Plaque with Warriors and a leopard head. Size H 9" W 7" H 2"
Antique African Dogon Bronze Horse and Rider, well modeled and nicely mounted though one mounting pin came through the lower leg otherwise perfect condition. Nice almost contemporary feel. Size H 4.75" w 4" over all Height 5.75"
Female figurine, with typical flaring coiffe, hands posture, scarifications all over the body and truncated legs. Wood,eroded with age, with remnants of polychrome pigments. Africa, R.D. Congo, Kuba Peoples, Dengese sub-group. Height: 37 cm. Old restoratins, otherwise good condition.
An exceptional Guro heddle pulley from the Ivory Coast, West Africa. This beautifully carved example is 8-3/4” high and is decorated with a finely detailed antelope head, as well as bands of geometric designs. Lovely patina from extensive usage.
An African Mali ceremonial mask. Hand carved with applied brass strips and cowlry shells. Beautiful patina, it measures 15" high x 9" across x 5".
A heavy well cast 'bronze' figure, in traditional Benin ceremonial coral beaded costume and headress, probably made in Nigeria during the early to mid 20th Century.
Condition: excellent. The circular copper base is probably a later addition.
30cm (12 inches) high.
For additional enlargements, please view 1tem #1523 in our partially constructed Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
A Baule statue of a seated male spirit, "blolo bian" or "asie usu".
Flaky patina from libations, shiny brown patina.
In general very good condition.
Old repair with iron to a crack in the head, old cracks in the base, traces of superficial insect eating under the base.
Large example with a height of 67cm.
Ex.Walter Glassner, Vienna.
An important and original mask from Gouro people , a human face with horns is surrounded by 2 snakes. This mask was handled with the teeth by the dancer.
Collected in situ in the mid 20th century by an old french collector.
Very good condition , H 40 cm
Mossi Biiga Fertility Doll. Mossi tribe of Burkina Faso, early 20th century. Purchased from a collection brought back before WW II. Wooden fertility doll, or biiga, of the Eastern style from Boulsa area- concave face, long cylindrical neck, downward breasts, and pointed belly. It is commonly reported that unpolished examples were used as dolls by children; whereas, polished ones were used by adult women in ritual magic...
High quality pair of proud standing male and female figures from the Igbo people in Nigeria, made of strong and heavy wood and mounted on custom stands. The figures were made around 1950. Former collection of Dr. Heinz Werner Schmitt, Hamburg, Germany. Good condition with blackened patina and some cracks, no repairs.
Size: 47 cm height x 10 cm width.
A choice Ogboni Society figure from the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, West Africa, early 20th Century. This finely sculpted bronze figure is 5” high and depicts a kneeling female with hands clasped. She is adorned with a fancy headdress and a necklace with a pendant in the form of a soul disk. Beautifully detailed, nice patina.
Feminine figure of the "ekwotame" type, of typical face, with a squarish neck, sitting on a circular stool, her hands on her knees. Scarifications alongside the abdomen. Wood, with black and white pigments. Africa, Nigeria, Benue river region, Idoma ethnic group. Height: 63 cm. Some erosion, small losses, otherwise very good condition.
Female figure, her face with a strong expression, standing on a square base, holding a cylindrical object in each hand. Wood, with traces of a brown pigment, oxydized iron nails on the coiffe. Africa, D.R. Congo, Yombe ethnic group. Height: 42,5 cm. Some age cracks, old restoration on a corner of the base, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old European collection.
IMPORTANT: owing to the size and weight of the statue, please consult us on the shipping cost.
A fine male Ibeji' figure from the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, West Africa, ca. 1930's – '40's. This beautifully sculpted example is 10” high and is carved from wood, with deep, old, darkened, shiny surface, as well as light encrustation embedded in the carved headdress. In very good condition with fine patina from extensive handling and minor insect damage on the headdress.
Nicely carved feminine figurine with a fine coiffe, serene face with lowered lids, elongated neck, holding her breasts with both hands, and showing scarifications around her belly. Wood, with fine dark glossy patina. A piece of old textile of red color is meant to represent a skirt. Africa, D.R. Congo, Luba ethnic group. Height: 9 3/8" (23,7 cm). The figurine is mounted on a custom metal stand. Remnants of old insect infestation, (no danger), otherwise very good condition.
Fertility doll, called "akuaba", with its typical cross shape and flat circular head. Wood, with fine glossy patina. Africa, Ghana, Ashanti ethnic group. Height: 10" (26 cm). Old insect infestation at the back lower part (no danger), otherwise very good condition.
Light-weighted wood, made around 1950, brown patina, slightly shining, wide face with elaborate headgear, the eyes inset with glass. This figure presumably was created not as a magical figure ("nkisi"), but as a memorial figure of a female ancestor, who was donated for being the female founder of the lineage. Such sculptures, called "ngudi" (mother of the lineage), used to be kept in a basket, together with further relics belonging to the kinship...