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Rencong meucangge ATTIEH SUMATRA

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre 1940   item# 1206459

Rencong meucangge ATTIEH SUMATRA
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


430€ 

we can see in "malayworld edged weapons"the following description which applies to this example :" The Rencong is a dagger as important to the Acehnese as the Keris is to the Javanese. According to some scholars, its shape is said to symbolize the Arab lettering of the invocation “Bismillaah”. One can accept this interpretation or not, however the Islamic symbolism is evident in the Rencong shape and decoration. As the Keris, it is believed to have a mystic power. The Rencong ...click for details


lobi figure Burkina faso

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1940   item# 879339 (stock# 14)

lobi figure Burkina faso
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


400€ 

nice lobi figure with the arms lift for protection against witchcraft nice crusted patina ex dutch collection(F Peltz)


a synagogue "wish box"marocco

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1940   item# 1072313

a synagogue "wish box"marocco
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


400€ 

this rare object is a box which was hanging on the synagogue door and where people would leve their requests and wishes i never saw another example chiselled brass ,27cm high/29cm wide the right bird hs been restorted


a ladakh belt ornament

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1940   item# 1049686

a ladakh belt ornament
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


400€ 

a ladakhi belt ornament,with brass repoussé buckle ,and rows od cowri shells on leather string this was used as a sewing kit the needles being in the horizontal tubes under the buckle


ngombe short sword,before 1914,ex charles smets

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1910   item# 1233389

ngombe short sword,before 1914,ex charles smets
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


380€ 

an ngombe short sword,wooden handle ,48cm small chip in the handle's corner Provenance: Old collection Charles Smets 1881-1941. The collection Charles Smets was incorporated during the expedition organized by the Museum of the natural history of the Congo between 1909 and 1915. In July 1909, Charles Smets began this expedition which was aimed to study and collect specimens of fauna and flora of North Eastern Congo as well as ethnographic objects. It collects on this occasion for his own c ...click for details


Silver Groom’s Crown (Umlakh)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1920   item# 1232940

Silver Groom’s Crown (Umlakh)
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


350€ 

Solid silver crowns comprising a series of hinged panels such as the example here were worn around the forehead by the groom during the wedding ceremony in the Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Untracht (1997, p. 166) argues that such crowns might have been inspired by those sometimes depicted as being worn by Hindu deities or by the multi-unit crowns worn by Tibetan tantric priests. According to Untracht, they were owned by goldsmiths, bankers and moneylenders who rented them out for weddings. ...click for details


a bamana lock

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1940   item# 1156472

a bamana lock
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


350€ 

This door lock represents a male character. The face and the headress represent the traditional bambada in a very abstract way. It triangular, slightly concave face, represents the nose in its central part. The whole upper part also symbolizes the open jaws of the crocodile (bama .) The trunk is incised different geometric patterns linked to symbols of fertility, The angled part, under the head represents the goiter and symbolizes the speach . Locks called konbalabala) were used on the door ...click for details


a dogon miniature figure

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1940   item# 1197512

a dogon miniature figure
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


350€ 

a dogon kneeling figure ,rare to find inthis small size 8,5cm from an old dutch collection


a mossi biga

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1241631

a mossi biga
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


300€ 

a mossi biga from an old german collection collected during the sixties good use patina the left ear is worn out by use till the earring hole 23,5 cm


a mossi doll

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1243261

a mossi doll
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


300€ 

a charming mossi doll from an old german collection nice deep patina 23cm

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