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Mario Algaze silver gelatin print "Copan"

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Photographs: Pre 1990   item# 1183148 (stock# MA00025c)

Mario Algaze silver gelatin print "Copan"
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The somber elegance of the ancient Maya site of Copan, in Honduras, is definitively captured in this 1988 image by Mario Algaze. It shows structure 10L-22 as restored in 1935-1942 by the Carnegie Institution under the guidance of Field Director Gustav Stromsvik.


A Mt. Hagen presentation axe (di kurugu)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1960   item# 1117580 (stock# N245221)

A Mt. Hagen presentation axe (di kurugu)
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$1,000.00....further provenance available 

Of the type used for trade, bride price, and public ceremony, with plaited rattan and yellow orchid binding, and removable greenstone blade. Though found in the Mt.Hagen area, such axes are typically made by the people of the Jimi Valley, Papua New Guinea. This example measures 24"H x 21.50"W, is in very fine condition aside from minor nicks and stains to the original stone blade, and comes from a European private collection, circa 1960's. Custom steel mount.


A superb Konda prestige blade

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1900   item# 1109840 (stock# K267741)

A superb Konda prestige blade
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$1,250.00 

The Konda of central D.R.Congo made ornate and eccentrically shaped sword blades for non-combative use. They were indications of their owner's social rank, created simply for prestigious qualities. This excellent example is made from copper and has a wooden handle with iron strapping to further accentuate its pinched form. Late 19th century. Very fine condition with aged patina. Provenance: Old Dutch collection since the 1950's


"Yame" by Malcolm Kirk

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Photographs: Pre 1990   item# 1093771 (stock# K0003)

"Yame" by Malcolm Kirk
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A Chimbu Province man named "Yame" is wearing a circular forehead ornament made from the base of a conus shell. Strands of nassarius shells hang down on either side of his red painted nose. The red and black feathers of a Pesquet's Parrot and the green feathers of a lorikeet are positioned in a whisker-like manner. Part of the "Man as Art" series taken in highland Papua New Guinea between the years of 1967-1980.


A fine Tetela dagger

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1900   item# 1084896 (stock# T22961)

A fine Tetela dagger
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$750.00 .....provenance on request 

A heavy knob of iron has been added to the pommel of this elegant blade. The owner of this particular weapon was prestigious enough to have copper added to the handle grip. Hand-held weapons are found in all regions of Africa, but their possession was regulated by strict codes, allowing only tribal and military chiefs the right to carry them or dispense them. A wonderfully refined example. D.R.Congo, late 19th century, measuring 15"L x 4.75"W, maximum. In very fine condition with some ...click for details

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