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A fine Kalabari Ijo wooden water spirit mask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1249253 (stock# I8023763)

A fine Kalabari Ijo wooden water spirit mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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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. Death can be the ultimate thr ...click for details


A Moba altar figure (sakwa cicilg)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1249189 (stock# M70533)

A Moba altar figure (sakwa cicilg)
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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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. This figure is 10 7/8" in height x 2.75" in width, and was, most likely, slightly larger before the desicca ...click for details


A fine Haidai Longshan jade Yue ritual ax

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1248540 (stock# C347664)

A fine Haidai Longshan jade Yue ritual ax
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The long and thin blade form made from a rich grey-green jade that has been altered to a mottled, somewhat pitted, milky white color from long burial. It has been pierced in three areas with hafting holes made of varying sizes. From the coastal area of Jiangsu Province, China. Longshan culture, 2300-2000 BCE. It measures 14.75"L x 3 7/8"W x 3/16" thick, maximum. It is in exceedingly fine, intact condition, with only a very slight, ancient bit edge loss in one area, not affecting t ...click for details


A fine Sala'mpasu wooden face mask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1246969 (stock# S317131)

A fine Sala'mpasu wooden face mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The masks made by the Sala'mpasu people are related to the warrior's society and are used during initiation and circumcision ceremonies held in forest lodges. They are intentionally disquieting images meant to frighten and distract with aggressive, bulging foreheads, blunt, triangular noses, and sharp features. The rectangular mouths, exhibit filed teeth. This excellent example has been painted with red, black, and white pigments. It is notable for its strong, intense expression yet ...click for details


A Dan 'Go Ge' wooden face mask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1246868 (stock# D930033)

A Dan 'Go Ge' wooden face mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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A classic example of the mask used to announce the funerals and related ceremonies of respected chiefs in the village. There is an overall crackled effect to the darkened, organic material-based surface. The subtle realism and use of non-European pigment indicates the great age of this hard wood mask. From Liberia, West Africa, late 19th century or very early 20th century. 9 5/8"L x 5.50"W x 2.50"D. The mask appears to have once had metal enhancements placed ...click for details


An important Baule 'Gbekre' figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1246618 (stock# B130811)

An important Baule 'Gbekre' figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The lesser deities of the Baule pantheon are embodied in zoomorphic or fantastic creatures. Most popular is this simian creature known to the Baule people as 'gbekre' or 'mbotumbo'. Its main role, set-up outside the village limits, is to protect against evil spirits, but it also figures in some agricultural rituals and in divination ceremonies. A small bowl-shaped receptacle is raised by the arms and ritually held in the hands of this deity. The figure has been cleaned/denuded ...click for details


A fine Nepalese Middle Hills region shaman's mask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1910   item# 1241124 (stock# N506887)

A fine Nepalese Middle Hills region shaman's mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The isolated existence of the various ethnic groups living in the Himalayas has created a diversity in beliefs. The masks themselves illustrate the beliefs of Hindu and Buddhist religions and the enigmatic, archaic traditions found in the cults of the shaman. This particular mask falls into the last category, a 'tribal' example, worn by the shaman himself, showing deformed or exaggerated features meant to surprise or convey a disturbing aspect of the ceremony. Like ritualists everywhere ...click for details


A fine Yoruba flywhisk

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1240818 (stock# Y037372)

A fine Yoruba flywhisk
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The handle of this important, regal flywhisk shows a lively, young, kneeling female with emphasized breasts and feet, in the manner of a supplicant devotee of the Shango cult or of a woman who is a messenger of the spirits. The hardwood handle has acquired a superb, glossy, honey-brown patina from much use; the long leather strips are elegant and well-preserved, and are attached to the wooden handle by means of braided strapping to add strength and effectiveness to the functionality of the whi ...click for details


An unusual and fine Nayarit earthenware male figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1238092 (stock# N73130)

An unusual and fine Nayarit earthenware male figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The highly developed, hood-like coiffure with single pigtail braid down the back creates an interesting textural compliment against the plain, smooth body. The face shows a unique manner of modeling the cheek areas where they overlap the ears; it lends an individuality to the figure, making it appear almost portrait-like for the type. Regal and calm, his distinctive pose is a study in the plastic manipulation of the arms. This gesture might relate to transformation, or some type of hallucinogeni ...click for details


A Himalayan wooden simian face mask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 1230003 (stock# H10713)

A Himalayan wooden simian face mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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Having aspects of both human and simian, this wide-eyed monkey mask comes from an area somewhere between Tibet and Bhutan. Animals are believed to have souls by the various tribal communities in this region of the world, and many images are made and worn to animate their spirit. It is pierced in three areas for attachment to the wearer's head for dancing - at the sides by each ear, along the top ridge of the head, and at the bottom, under the chin. The front surface has been repeat ...click for details

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