All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1292631
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$795.00
Large African 40.5 inch carved tropical wood sculpture from the Baule tribe. a monkey like figure without a tail--holds carved cup--uncertain whether for libation or alms-how monkeys fit into the pantheon of African rituals is unknown to me -condition of surface shows age-small drying crack on right side of skull is not destabilizing-estimate piece to be over a 100 years-rare size and unusual
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1287027
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
Striking antique East African Sculpture-surface shows wear-sculpture has wood hook carved as part of base that was used ritually-no condition problems or repairs-figure wears raffia skirt and there is woven raffia around bottom of base-uncertain as of tribe--good size-30 inches tall
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1910 item #1287018
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$195.00
early carved wood African medicine box-has fitted lid as well bas relief carved feet--shows wear and was certainly used to contain all sorts of magical tribal items-oval shape 9 inches by 7 inches-5.75 inches high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1285434
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
Large early 20thc African Yoruba maternal sculpture of a mother breast feeding twins-twins reportedly consist of about four per cent of births in the Yoruba tribe and hold special mystical significance in the culture--29 inches high-11 inches deep and 11 inches wide-no repairs-original surface untouched
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1282546
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$245.00
Colonial African Wood sculpture of Mother & Child-early 2Othc-females were painted blue to symbolize passivity-fancy dotted dress with matching blue shoes, with complicated hairdo marks this mother as a lady about town -minor drying crack to base and wear to surface--13 inches tall-
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1282535
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$325.00
Rare early 20thc African Colonial carved wood female-17 inches tall-wear to surface- no cracks-striking figure with painted highlights
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1280062
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$250.00
Carved African black hard stone figure of a monkey, one solid piece-no condition problems--12 inches high and 5 inches-- in carved letters--marked on bottom-GENOA
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1199566
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
A FINE CAMEROON AFRICAN CARVED WOOD TRIBAL ART DANCE MASK. Probably Bafute. Carved with elongated drooping bulbous cheek bones, protruding eyes, open mouth and carved teeth with white kaolin. The flattened back of head with carved concentric rings. Displayed Height 12 inches (30.5 cm) Wear to mask-no repairs or condition problems
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1199561
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
SENUFO AFRICAN CARVED WOOD TRIBAL ART HELMET HEADDRESS. With curved continuous horns above a standing bird figure flanked by male and female forms, the lower rim pierced for raffia. Height 10.5 inches (26.5 cm).Shows wear-complete-no repairs
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1184512
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
Rare antique Fang tribal helmet mask-tropical wood-ca 1900-has four masks carved in bas relief facing in different directions-each with slight differences-wear to surface-minor losses at bottom edge-authentic-used in dance rituals-14 inches high-10 inch diameter-piece is stable-untouched
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1090859
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1150.00
Rare collection of three carved wood Ibo figures--a king and two of his queens-all hold their version of scepters-all three are mounted on the inside side of window of the king's hut-piece shows wear but is stable to hang-has interesting color, but is dirty-easily cleaned-sold as is directly from native African trader--23.5 inches by 23.5 inches-seldom found-unique-museum candidate
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1090854
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1150.00
Rare collection of three carved wood Ibo figures--a king and two of his queens-all hold their version of scepters-all three are mounted on the inside side of window of the king's hut-piece shows wear but is stable to hang-has interesting color, but is dirty-easily cleaned-sold as is directly from native African trader--23 inches by 24 inches-seldom found-unique-museum candidate-1920s
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1055873
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1350.00
very rare hardwood African table or bench-Angolan Chokwe tribe-pre colonial-highly figural-with carving all over- caryatid legs -top is wood with tack design- sturdy -you could dance on it !--19.5 inches wide-3i.5 inches long-19 inches high -to the top of corner heads 22 inches--pieces normally found in German and Swiss collections with museum exhibitions and scholarship-provenance on request- minor surface nicks-piece was used as furniture by tribe
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1055281
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
African hardwood stool-Luba tribe-seat supported by caryatids-two male and two females-figures separated by braided fiber dangling palm nuts-so seat rattles when moved-has geometric patters carved into seat-drying cracks-15.25 high-11.5 diameter-sturdy-wear to surface-provenance on request
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1054363
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$875.00
Early 20thc Colonial African Yoruba helmet mask-mounted,but easily removed-from special collection provenance furnished on request-mask represents colonial native constabulary-hat is French kepi-well carved with much character-surface wear and shrinkage cracks- left ear has minor damage-figure has tribal scars-helmet was used in dances and shows wear.unmounted 7 inches high-10 inches deep-7 inches wide-mounted 11 inches high -rare sculpture-museum quality-early 20thc
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1910 item #981460
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1895.00
Two carved wood East African Masai shields-appear to carved by same hand-one appears to have female visage while the other is male-one bears carved scars the other has not-pieces are believed to be over 100 years old-there are splits in wood from drying and have been crudely repaired by native binding-minor damage to edge of both shields--despite the ravages of time and use they art sill magnificent-they should be cleaned and waxed-50 inches tall-19 inches wide-wood is curved--doubt you find others as Masai shields now from animal hide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1910 item #855699
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$395.00
Pair of African drums-cowskin tops stretched over wood frame-legs even covered with hide-you can beat them if you fancy the sound of the jungle or use them as small tables-pieces are sturdy-each are 14 inches high-one diameter is 12 inches-the other 13 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #788847
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$2780.00
Rare large pair of African carved tropical hardwood dance masks-surface untouched-some purple blue polychrome--probably male and female-note difference of five pips on one and six on the other each 46 inches high-20 inches wide and 5 inches deep-from private collector-Nigerian tribe, but misplaced tribe name-46 inches high-20 inches wide and 5 inches deep-about 75 years old-minor wear-no condition problems-stable, heavy and dramatic