CLARKE and CLARKE Art + Artifacts
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1008878 (stock #TA-0033.ds)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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 : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1018286 (stock #TA-0052-MD)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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 : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1077129 (stock #TA-0601-KD)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$1,200.00
This unusual Senufo Horse with removable Rider is probably associated with the Poro initiation Ceremonies. It is known that the horse appears at Ngoro Ceremonies where it is symbolically ridden by a "Syonfolo" or Master of the Horse". The fact that a rider was carved , obviously by the same hand and that the rider is removable suggests that it may have some association with initiation instruction...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1074600 (stock #TA-612-MD)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$650.00
A rarely encountered clay initiation figure in the form of an elephant, accompanied by a scarce 1956 reference book titled, African Figurines, Their Ceremonial Use in Puberty Rites in Tanganyika. Authored by H. Cory, Government Sociologist, Tanganyika. This highly stylized figure has an old repair to the trunk and right rear leg ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1002786 (stock #TA0001ck)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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...