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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1007243 (stock #MI-52.sg)
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$195.00
This short sword is worn by the peoples of Djibouti and adjacent areas of Ethiopia and Somalia. The nicely carved wood hilt is adorned with patinated brass tacks and an inverted brass cone at the pommel. The curved blade appears to have been made from a metal wagon or car spring. The natural leather scabbard and belt are very dry from age. The original scabbard seems to have been sewn up the back with a piece of fine wire, as can be seen in the photo of the throat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1007137 (stock #MI-53.gs)
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$250.00
Although documented as a sword, this example of a Seme is smaller than usual. Almost as though it was created for an important youth, it is none the less is a well forged and sharp blade housed in a hide scabbard, dyed with natural pigment, in traditional red. The belt is worked to simulate reptile skin and is original to the sword. The scabbard also has a metal and bead adornment at the tip...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1007406 (stock #MI-55sg)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$250.00
Called Trumbash by the Mangbetu, this artistically appealing knife has been the subject of much misinformation. According to both Werner Fischer and Verlag Morsak, this well forged knife was for prestige. Worn or carried at important events, it symbolized the importance and wealth of the individual owners. Iron had to be traded for at great expense and thus represented power in all its forms...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1008878 (stock #TA-0033.ds)
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$5,000.00
An original, sacred shrine figure of the northern Baga of the Sitemu sub group. These figures were outlawed by the Marxist government of Guinea at the nations independence in 1958. Since the fall of that government a few have come out of hiding. Our figure is very well sculpted, with good symmetry and detail...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1246701 (stock #TA-004-tgs)
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$850.00
While the construction and decorative design suggests that this unusual shield may be from the southern Sudan, Somalia or even Ethiopia the shape and handle do not. The sturdy, cured hide, rolled rim and geometric designs are all reminiscent of the region yet the long, contoured oval is a shape we shave not previously encountered. The surface is very worn from use and age, obscuring much of the traditional design on the face and is dark from rubbing with oil or fat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1018286 (stock #TA-0052-MD)
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$4,500.00
From the village of Doruma, Sha District, Ghana, this Krobo figure represents the Maiden Spirit that is a part of the initiation practice of "Dipo". Although now waning, the Dipo ceremony was an ancient, three week long initiation of young Krobo maidens into adulthood. This figure, once covered completely in white kaolin represents the Maiden Spirit, which departs from each girl as she becomes a woman as a result of the initiation...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1950 item #1192427 (stock #TA-051-MD)
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$395.00
A desirable example of a brass, vintage Lobi Snake Pendent. With nice patina and minor losses from use and age. The body with a hatched pattern and a somewhat fluted pillar style suspension.9 3/8" in length, 5" from foot to top of suspension pillar. early to mid 20th C.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1970 item #1005857 (stock #TA-052sf)
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$475.00
The various Bwami hats called Makuba wa Masesa, reflect the status of the member. This hat has a vegetable fiber cap which is covered in cowrie shells with a trade button chin strap. It is crowned with elephant tail and was probably worn by a member who has reached Kendi or the highest rank. The shells were once used as a sort of currency suggesting a wealth of wisdom and the elephant tail is symbolic of the animals great strength and strength of the wearer...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1960 item #1016968 (stock #TA-056-MD)
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$1,150.00
The Itiri mask is a part of the Okoroshi performance that juxtaposes light and dark and plays out over a six week masking season for the Igbo. This somewhat scarce example is well carved and finished with a charcoal or pigment black and red lips with remnants of silver. The edges and surface are muted with wear and the holes which held the concealing hood are hand drilled of several sizes, (as shown) and show wear from the movement of the hood material...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1077129 (stock #TA-0601-KD)
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$2,000.00
A very unusual mask, stylistically similar to the mask provisionally attributed to the Lombi and exhibited in the catalogue Face of the Spirits, Masks from the Zaire Basin, see pg. 210 The description references supportive material from Mestach and Felix. They reference use by diviners. Our mask has the same shape and similar face. Rather than four eyes the prominent feature is the extended tongue and two small round eyes with a some what triangular nose...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1047159 (stock #TA-066-OT)
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$1,200.00
Of the seemingly endless variety of Senufo masks this is one of the most elegant and graceful. The refined hairstyle, down cast eyes and tapered, heart shaped face are characteristic of Senufo masks as are the stylized "legs" extending down on both side of the face, The really unusual feature of this mask is the long graceful interpretation of a hornbill beak. Representations of hornbill are often found in not only among the Senufo, but their neighbors the Ligby and Djimini...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1145321 (stock #TA-4-MD)
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$1,200.00
This unusual Senufo Horse with removable Rider is probably associated with the Poro initiation Ceremonies...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1106574 (stock #TA-511-BB)
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$650.00
A good example of a Senufo Heddle Pulley. Nice patina with wear to the interior of the legs and spindle holes. The bottom of each leg is somewhat worn and with minor wood losses. Hornbill head is artistically executed and there is a geometric band across the body. Accompanied by a custom metal display stand. Size 6.5" in height, 2,25" in width.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1960 item #1016880 (stock #TA-514-KD)
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$850.00
From a Washington D.C. collection, a very good quality carving depicting a Chief seated on a throne, holding the sacred root called, Munkwiza, which bestows supernatural powers. Hollowed to accommodate the whisk of animal tail, with residual in the hollow that held the whisk in place. In excellent condition, with only minor wear on the contact surfaces and one small chip in the rim. Accompanied by a custom metal display stand. Height 8". Mid Century, 1945 - 55.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1002786 (stock #TA0001ck)
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$1,500.00
The Bassikassingo are a Bembe clan of semi nomadic forest dwellers. They are spiritually involved with ancestor worship. This stool whose seat is supported on four risers, two of which depict the classic community view of Misi the male ancestor. These stools may also have been for use by senior members of the Bwami Society. The stools foot and seat are bordered with an "eye" motif and the two alternating riser in a well executed geometric. The stool shows wear from use and has some loss to one r...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #998490 (stock #TA0001md)
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$1,500.00
A very fine example of a cylinder drum from the Bangwa People of the Cameroon Grasslands. The upper band depicts Bangwa ancestor figures and the body of the cylinder is covered with traditional geometrics. Some wear to the foot and minor cracking. the drum head is sound and has a nice patina. Completely original. C1960. Size 41.5" in height and 10" in diameter
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1950 item #995445 (stock #TA051)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$500.00
The Lozi People reside in the East African country of Zambia. They are noted for their wooden bowls which have been long sought after by collectors. This example is circular in form with the original lid. The lid finial is a standing elephant and the bowl body has four geometric extensions, one of which is damaged. The lid shows some finish wear at the contact points around the finial as does the finial itself. The bowl diameter is 9.5" and with extensions 13.75", H; to top of the finial is 7". ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1950 item #994989 (stock #TA054mk)
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$950.00
A desireable, low fired terra cotta pot adorned with the head of a noble woman with a hair style influenced by the neighboring Mangbentu People. Probably intended as a ritual vessel. Nice patina on the contact points. No cracks or repairs. 1950 or before. H:16.75" x D:8.5"