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A Dayak female 'Hampatong' figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1114266 (stock# D54992)

A Dayak female 'Hampatong' figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


Price and further provenance on request 

The slender female image carved in a simple and pure manner, somewhat crude, but very expressive. She stands wide-eyed and naked with right hand by the awkwardly placed breasts, and left hand near her exaggerated genitalia. The wood is heavy and dense (ironwood), very old and weathered with a fine, grayed patina showing patches of lichen moss across the deep crevices caused from decades of rain erosion. Hampatong figures were placed near communal entrances in hopes of driving away malevolent for ...click for details


A superb Konda prestige blade

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1900   item# 1109840 (stock# K267741)

A superb Konda prestige blade
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$1,250.00 

The Konda of central D.R.Congo made ornate and eccentrically shaped sword blades for non-combative use. They were indications of their owner's social rank, created simply for prestigious qualities. This excellent example is made from copper and has a wooden handle with iron strapping to further accentuate its pinched form. Late 19th century. Very fine condition with aged patina. Provenance: Old Dutch collection since the 1950's


A Sa'dan Toraja door panel

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1940   item# 1109017 (stock# T258099)

A Sa'dan Toraja door panel
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$2,800.00 

A mid-size example probably used as a house or granary door, but could have been a shrine vault door, as well. The image of a buffalo head, as seen on this example, signified the high rank and wealth of the respected villager. The central column form possibly refers to the world tree. Carved from the wood of a nangka (jackfruit) tree. Very fine, brown-black, weathered patina. Door panel itself (excluding hinges) measures 26"H x 22.50"W. A fine, old monoxylous carving from Central Sulaw ...click for details


A Somali wooden headrest (Barkin)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1940   item# 1101867 (stock# S27899)

A Somali wooden headrest (Barkin)
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$550.00 further provenance on request 

This is a fine example of the formal and graceful headrests from the Horn area of Africa. It exhibits the classic guilloche pattern on its sides and base, reflecting an Islamic influence. The curvilinear form is intentionally unstable since they are frequently used by herdsman while at rest, standing on one leg. They are, not surprisingly, a symbol of vigilance among the Somali and neighboring Boni, Hawiya, and Digil groups. There is an incised design on the top of this headrest which is vaguel ...click for details


A fine wooden Dayak male charm figure

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1101401 (stock# D55109)

A fine wooden Dayak male charm figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$650.00...Limited time $450.00 

This well-carved miniature comes from the people from "upstream", otherwise known as the Dayak of inland Borneo. Similar wooden sculptures are found among the Tunjung group located in the east central region of the island. The purpose of this figure is clear - it was once attached to a double-cross necklace or belt worn by a shaman across his upper torso, as evidenced by the pierced tab at the bottom used for securing the figure to the cord. Such figures, attached in groups, are thoug ...click for details


"Yame" by Malcolm Kirk

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Photographs: Pre 1990   item# 1093771 (stock# K0003)

"Yame" by Malcolm Kirk
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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A Chimbu Province man named "Yame" is wearing a circular forehead ornament made from the base of a conus shell. Strands of nassarius shells hang down on either side of his red painted nose. The red and black feathers of a Pesquet's Parrot and the green feathers of a lorikeet are positioned in a whisker-like manner. Part of the "Man as Art" series taken in highland Papua New Guinea between the years of 1967-1980.


A Songye protective half figure (kakudji)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1950   item# 1092954 (stock# S21996)

A Songye protective half figure (kakudji)
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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Small but expressive example of a personal protective figure showing Luba Kasai influence. Charge in place atop head, and fine, varied, thick dark patina, overall. 5.75" in height. Early-mid 20th century, D.R. Congo, Central Africa. Provenance: Florida private collection, since the 1980's.


A fine Tetela dagger

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1900   item# 1084896 (stock# T22961)

A fine Tetela dagger
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$750.00 .....provenance on request 

A heavy knob of iron has been added to the pommel of this elegant blade. The owner of this particular weapon was prestigious enough to have copper added to the handle grip. Hand-held weapons are found in all regions of Africa, but their possession was regulated by strict codes, allowing only tribal and military chiefs the right to carry them or dispense them. A wonderfully refined example. D.R.Congo, late 19th century, measuring 15"L x 4.75"W, maximum. In very fine condition with some ...click for details


A Moba female shrine figure (yendu tchitcheri)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1072399 (stock# m1991.27.47)

A Moba female shrine figure (yendu tchitcheri)
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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A fine, small example of the ingeniously abstracted, anthropomorphic figures created by the Moba people of northwestern Togo. This possibly female figure was once part of a personal shrine which all adults were encouraged to have for beneficial, protective reasons. These abbreviated, miniature versions of the larger, more detailed ancestor figures do not represent anyone in particular, but are considered to be the owner's connection to positive events and to God. Village diviners guide in th ...click for details


A rare Nazca or Siguas region tapestry panel

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pre AD 1000   item# 1061716 (stock# P256274)

A rare Nazca or Siguas region tapestry panel
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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These abstract textiles are singular in the history of pre-Columbian weaving from South America. Attribution is Early Nazca or Siguas (Sihuas)region, southern Peru, ca. 3rd century CE. A true painterly expression done with organic dyed camelid fiber wefts and cotton warps. The textile panel itself measures 26"L x 16.50"W, excluding the long tassels folded for presentation. Condition is fine and original; the tapestry has been 'couched' in several areas due to the loose nature ...click for details

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