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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1316025 (stock #Y210727)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,200.00
Very subtle and very old Yoruba piece. It is hard to tell if it is ESU or not, but this has been suggested by several colleagues. Perhaps this functioned as an ESU dance staff and is complete - or it might have been the top from a longer staff, as well, modified long ago (possibly in situ). There is a curious niche on the back of the head with what appears to be a 'charge' , that is, a metal staple or similar item. Late 19th/early 20th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1287932 (stock #T-128222)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,650.00
Further provenance upon request
Having lost most of its once clearly defined features, this now fragmented Dogon carving is still recognizable as being that of a standing ancestor. The head has retained its original crested shape though stylized facial features are barely discernible. The surface shows an encrusted, fatty patina with areas of dryness, sacrificial matter, and numerous root-like growths attached. This is a centuries old Malian carving made from a hard and heavy wood, and measuring 14"H (not including the mount)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1249253 (stock #I8023763)
michael cichon tribal arts
Price and further provenance upon request
Covered with raw indigo blue, this water spirit headdress is but one small reflection of the enigmatic underwater world of the Ijo peoples who live in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, West Africa. These deities of the watery universe are credited with introducing masks and dance masquerades to humans. The spirits can be harmful or benevolent depending on the amount of respect villagers give them, and they are believed to be angered most by a lack of dances being performed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1249189 (stock #M70533)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,250.00
Further provenance upon request
This pleasantly eroded figure of an ancestor or family chief functioned as a protective sculpture on a household altar, safe-guarding the entire family. A high level of abstraction makes Moba carvings instantly recognizable. The long, thin arms are cut-free and hang straight down alongside the body. A larger diameter chest area is still apparent on the otherwise cylindrical body...