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"
Antique Benin Ife Cast Bronze Plaque of Oba with Warriors , well cast no damage good patina . Old French collection size 9" by 9.25" by 1.75"
Ethiopian Lidded Bread Basket from the Oromo region a functional traditional vessel used throughout the region in daily life. This coiled grass basket with removable lid is covered with leather for durability and travel. The exterior has been beautifully embellished with strands of silver seed beads sewn around the conical lid and around the rim of the basket. Leather straps wrap around the lid to hold it in place and keep the food fresh and serve as a carrying strap...
Ethiopian Dita or Krar, a five string bowl shaped lyre, a musical instrument with cow hide stretched tympanum over a wood squarish bowl base and wood uprights and cross member. 28” high x 15” wide x 3” deep. Minor signs of age and wear, otherwise fine condition. Mid 20th century.
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.
This is a great ethnic necklace of African Trade Copal Resin mounted with small red felt pieces in between the beads, graduated in sizes.
From Africa, Mauritania.
Copal trade beads were used in the African trade since the early 19th cent. Copal is a tree resin, a younger form of tree resin than the well known fossilised Amber (it takes millions of years of transformation for the resin to become amber). Measurement: 25 pearls, the larger 45 x 35 mm, the smallest 28 x 20 mm diameter...
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.
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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.
Silver Hamsa (five), Moroccan protective amulet in the shape of the hand of Fatima, ornated with a bird; 9 x 5cms. Morocco, Essaouira. CE 24 (see Bibliography)
Length ca. 80 cm. , the beads 3 to 4 cm. diameter. The metal beads 5 cm.
Collected by the former owner in Morocco in the early 90's.
Lovely mid century necklace with 3 cm. beads and a 10 cm. silver pendant with inscription on the back. Length ca. 50 cm. collected in Morocco in the early 90's by the former owner.
Magnificent mid century necklace with very large beads (3-5 cm diameter). With a beautiful enamelled Kabylia pendant. The necklace is 78 cm long, the pendant 16 cm. Collected in Morocco in the early 90's by the last owner.
Dan Mask. Côte d'Ivoire or Liberia, Early to mid-20th Century. Wooden mask representing a sacred personality, Gunyege, as worn by a community's champion foot racers in competitions. With its wide circular ocular apertures and holes for attaching fibers, this mask can be identified as Gunyege. This example simply but nicely, and thinly carved. Good patination. 11 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 3". 7 1/2 oz.