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A Western Pende Kiwoyo-Muyombo mask

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1960   item# 1217730 (stock# WP88431)

A Western Pende Kiwoyo-Muyombo mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$2,400.00...further provenance on request 

Worn atop the head (not over the face) during initiation dance masquerades, this type of 'Mbuya' category mask represented a long-bearded male known as 'Kiwoyo-Muyombo'. Showing the heavy-lidded, half closed eyes under a continuous brow, an upturned nose, downward mouth, and bulging forehead, it is typical of the type. Raffia fiber attachments are fairly intact and would have partially obscured the dancer's head while being worn. The wooden mask has remains of light reddish b ...click for details


A fine wooden Dogon ancestral figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1800   item# 1217664 (stock# D710332)

A fine wooden Dogon ancestral figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$2,300.00...further provenance on request 

This fragment shows great age and a thick, oily, quite shiny, encrustation which has darkened it everywhere except for the eyes. This was a purposeful act by its owner. It is carved in the style of Tomo-Ka region sculpture, sharing much Bamana influence. Expressive and ancient, the sculpture is ex-Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, 1970's. It measures 8.75"H x 1.75"W x 2.75"D (head). The lower legs and feet are deficient and the front of the face has been glued back into pla ...click for details


An Urhobo Janus Form mask

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1950   item# 1217611 (stock# U369901)

An Urhobo Janus Form mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$1,250.00...further provenance on request 

A separately carved janiform head has been inserted into the top of this face mask coming from the southeastern region of Nigeria. A primary belief among the Urhobo people is that a man consists of both physical and spiritual beings, a duality that is often seen in their art forms, such as on the upper, swiveling heads of this mask attached with a metal spike form. Dating to the colonial period (ca. 1930's-40's), this charming example has been painted with both organic pigments and oil-b ...click for details


A fine Maori wood war club for dance "patu wahaika"

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1930   item# 1214948 (stock# M52237)

A fine Maori wood war club for dance "patu wahaika"
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$1,250.00 

A small but finely carved example used in mock dance battle, possibly by a young member of a chiefly family line. The phrase "Wahaika" means "mouth of the fish". This Maori object is made from a tight grain wood and has a fine, medium brown to dark brown, aged patina; softened and worn surface, overall. It measures 10"L x 3"W. From New Zealand, and dating to the Early 20th C. Provenance: Old New England collection pre WWII years. Florida private collection, 1998-pr ...click for details


Mario Algaze silver gelatin print "Encuentro"

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Photographs: Contemporary   item# 1209417 (stock# MA00026c)

Mario Algaze silver gelatin print "Encuentro"
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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On an ancient street in the ancient city of Cuzco, Peru. A classic single frame narrative, taken by the artist in 2002.


A fine Igbo whitened female spirit face mask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1209021 (stock# I88392)

A fine Igbo whitened female spirit face mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$1,400.00...further provenance on request 

The refined and delicate features of this old mask indicate its association with beauty, safety, clarity, and all things female. Showing great age and use, this mask measures 8"H and is in very good condition, though a now stabilized 'check' in the wood comes down along the forehead. There also are some minor, old losses along the sides, especially the right bottom, incurred while the mask was in use. From Nigeria, late 19th/early 20th C. Provenance: Peter Pollack Collection, NYC an ...click for details


A superb Bamum anthropomorphic chief's pipe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1209005 (stock# B267712)

A superb Bamum anthropomorphic chief's pipe
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$2,400.00...further provenance on request 

The importation of tobacco from the Americas into Africa occurred in the late 16th century CE. From that time onward, appropriate to the owner's social station, the art of the pipe flourished. In the Grasslands of Cameroon, where this pipe originates, decoration was regulated by strict codes. Only the highest ranking individuals were allowed to possess pipes with anthropomorphic imagery, as found on this exquisite example. Measuring 15"L x 5"H at the bowl, this ivory, terracotta, a ...click for details


A Lobi wooden janus 'Bateba' figure

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1940   item# 1208644 (stock# L97741)

A Lobi wooden janus 'Bateba' figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$1,400.00...further provenance on request 

Standing with both arms upraised in the manner of a 'dangerous' Bateba, this extraordinary example shows a female with second face in a janus position. The facial style is quite like Bateba Yadawara (sad Bateba), and the surface has remains of sacrificial encrustation overall. 9.75"H, in very fine condition with a small, old chip to the bowl-like form atop the head. From Burkina Faso, West Africa, early 20th century. Old private collection, Florida.


A fine Lengola Ubanga Nyama articulated figure

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1960   item# 1208335 (stock# L892017)

A fine Lengola Ubanga Nyama articulated figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


Price and further provenance on request 

These fragile sculptures consist of six sections: torso, two arms, two legs, and head, and are only visible after the death and funeral of a high-ranking Bukota society member. After ritual sacrifices and requests to the ancestor have been made, these schematic figures are taken apart and stored in the rafters of the communal meeting house. From the northeastern forest region of D.R. Congo, this used example, dating to the early-mid 20th century, is painted with characteristic white spots over a ...click for details


A fine Mentawai wooden boat paddle

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1960   item# 1207601 (stock# M332 P)

A fine Mentawai wooden boat paddle
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The elegant, hardwood example with ridged spade form paddle section. The shaft is finely incised with simple designs and the end handle has the typical, delicate and thin, U-shaped form found on these monoxylous objects. Showing a fine, varied and shiny, medium brown, aged patina. Collected in the 1970's by a Belgian couple. Custom steel mount. Rare item. 65.25"L x 6"W, maximum.

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