This is a chess set made of faux ivory from the Belgian Congo. The board itself is also made of faux ivory, it measures 10 1/4" x 10 1/4" x 3/4". The pieces are in very good condition and measure from 1 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2" on the smallest piece to 2 1/2" x 3/4" x 3/4" on the largest piece. Made around 1920 this great chess set is one of a kind!
Authentic antique late 19th â€“ early 20th century African ancestral bronze mask with pierced eyes and mouth, decorated with incised pattern and pierced with a hole on each side and another hole on the forehead for suspension.
The interior hand painted near the edge with the museum or collection accession number.
CONDITION: Showing the age and usage with old dark natural patina inside and out.
DIMENSIONS: Â Approximately 20.5 x 11.8 cm (8 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches)...
Early 20th century. This has been in my family's possession for about 60 years, and is in the same condition as found: loss of the pulley wheel, and the beak and rear of the bird head, with a split to the body. Metal pins used to secure base. 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" on 5/8" thick stand. 3 1/2 oz.
a fragmentary hemba figure of ancestor nice interior expression
the missing parts give a supplement of charm and poetry to the figure
Christie's, Amsterdam, 7 December 1998, lot 194
Dave de Roche, San Francisco, USA
Christie's, Paris, 11 June 2007, lot 150
ex belgium collection
yale archives Under the number78787
Old Ethiopian scroll painted and written on animal skin. Approx 200 x 9.5cm, in 2 part leather container. Evidence of damage on right side throughout. Undeciphered. Date estimated to be early 20th century or earlier.
Late 19th/early 20th century.
Height 6.5 inches.
From the Barton Collection.
shango" staffs are held during processions and dances in honour of the thunder god...
Ethiopian Harari Basket, coil built of reeds and woven natural dyed grasses as the design, leather bound foot and rim with four straps decorated with three applied cowrie shells each. A shallow bowl form with footed base having a decorative geometric pattern in tones of red, maize and sienna. Interior with signs of sun bleaching in comparison to the vivid underside, Minor signs of wear and use, overall fine condition. 15-1/2â€ť in diameter x 3-1/2â€ť high. Circa 1920.
A very elaborate tobacco pipe bowl of the Ashanti people (present Ghana), knowing tobacco and the habit of smoking since the 17th century. A feline predator is standing on a rectangular base plate. Provenance: old collection from Berne, Switzerland. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 8 cm x 8.5 cm.
Antique bronze North African Sudanese black powder container. AppliquĂ© copper with fine chasing. Original patina matching that of its age and use. Copper rings used for mounting piece for ease of use while traveling.
With brass display stand.
Size: 5" W x 8" H
Extremely rare funerary spool-shaped terracotta vessel created by the Akan people of Ghana, 19th-20th century, with incised simple geometric decoration. A very large example of this rare pottery form (15" in diameter, 7" high) believed to have been created to honor the dead in "places of pots" or asensie.
collection of 4 west African 'Gris gris' leather bound talismans containing protective amulets largest 13cm excluding neck cord. undated, estimated to be early to mid 20th cent. can be viewed in central London.
This is a handmade African chess set made of faux ivory. The board itself is very heavy and measures 13 1/2" x 13 1/2" x 1/2". The pieces are in very good condition and measure from 2" x 3/4" x 3/4" on the smallest piece to 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" on the largest piece. Made between 1910-1920 this amazing piece from the Belgian Congo. A very unusual chess set!
This is a Moroccan SAFI Polychrome Lidded Pottery BOWL from the 1920's. It measures about 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" X 7 1/2" ( 11.5 cm X 11.5 cm X 19.1 cm ).
Important feminine Lobi Figure with arms up to pay tribute to death people
H 70 cm, wideness between hands 26 cm
very important ntomo mask ,bamana ,this type of mask belonged to Young boys not yet circumcised The small mouth makes reference to the most important message of that society control of the speech and silence virtues The 8 horns in comb shape srmounting the head are an allusion to the feminine sex .this mask can be situated at the end of 19th century beginning of 20th.Ex andre schoeller ,ex dot beppe berna ,ex private collection belgium
African Ceremonial ritual wooden drum (Pinge), Senufo people, African Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Korhogo region. Circa 1920-1950.
Entirely carved from one piece of wood, the sculpted figure depicting a bare breasted regal woman, seated on a stool, with upraised arms, an arched back, and a strong neck, gracefully supporting and balancing a drum on her head.
The drum is carved in low relief with symbols representing various animals, including crocodiles...
Original 19thâ€“20th century African Kurumba headdress adonĂ© design in the graceful form of an antelope head with long neck and slender horns, decorated with horizontal stripes, rising from the top of the head, and echoed by the long forward-curved ears...