Rare "Mbangu" deformity mask, showing a distorted face. Wood, with traces of black and white pigments. Africa, Gabon, Pende Peoples. Height: 12" (30 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accident restored locally, chips, age cracks, otherwise good condition. NOTE: Representations of distorted faces are rare in African art. They symbolize the effects of epileptic crisis, which are supposed to be a manifestation of the spirits...
from Urhobo tribes, circa mid XXth
H 29 cm
This figure is either part of a creast or a scepter ora larger figure
H 30 cm, circa mid XXth
Decorated with ancestors. Mali, ca. mid 20th century. L. 75 cm. Good patina. Comes with a custom made stand.
Wood and iron. Democratic Republic of Congo, pre WW2. Excellent wear and patina. H. 30 cm. Comes with a custom made stand.
Interesting Yoruba figure from Eshu cult
Bottom is damaged otherwise the figure is safe
H 62 cm
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Janus-shaped helmet mask, the two back-to-back faces of a similar expression, surmounted by a semi circular flat coiffe. Wood, with glossy age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples. Height: 14" (35 cm). Old insect infestations (no danger), small accidents and chips, otherwise very good condition.
From mid to early 20th, H= 59 cm
Typical Figure from Lobi people, mid to early 20th, H 43 cm
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very good condition
Very old and nicely carved black mask, of typical conical coiffe and slightly smiling feminine face. Wood, fine patina. Africa, Gabon, Punu Peoples, Tsangui sub-group. Height: 13 1/4" (34 cm). Old accident on left side of coiffe, erosion due to age, otherwise very good condition. Ex. old French collection.
A rare Mahogany table with deeply carved traditional West African style geometric decoration and with elegant stylized antelope form legs...
a dogon kneeling figure ,rare to find inthis small size
from an old dutch collection
an old teke figure with a crusty patina,the cavity for magical charge 9cm
a nice teke miniature figure with its cavity for magical charge deep honey patina ,fine face features ,from an old dutch collection
These miniature chairs represent the role of women as mothers and providers of the family, and figure prominently into the initiation rites of young girls with several peoples of Ivory Coast. They typically belonged to the grandfathers or uncles (members of the Poro Society) of the initiation participants. This example is exceptional with phallic form back rail ends. It is finely incised on the legs, side rails and seat, and back rail. Measuring 17" H x approx. the same width...