a rare north sotho :"Bana ba pelego " with its sophisticated geometric patterns in beads around the cylindrical body she wears a necklace her arms are figured with beads lines
she has a bead diadem falling in four parts from the head summit.A rare and beautiful exemple 26cm
ex collection alain guisson Belgium
ex collection alain wilquet Belgium
a sweet and very old akua'ba asante Ghana .deep patina the missing paarts on te head must be scrapen up parts to make a magical potion as they use to do .21cm
ex bernt Muhlack collection Kiel germany
Exceptional pair of African wood carvings from the Nyamwezi tribes of Central Tanzania, the larger measuring 40 1/2" high, including stand, which is 6" x 6" square and about 1 1/2" high..
Both are carved of heavy dense wood, and the forms slightly vary due to the natural shape of the tree trunk or branch from which they were carved.
They have inset white bead eyes, which is typical, especially in early figures.
The elongated forms are striking, and they both have slightly bent knees, also typ...
Made of brass and iron. H. 26 cm. Provenance: W. Häusler, Thurgau, Switzerland, collected in Nigeria in the 1960’s, Hammer Auktionrn, Basel, Switzerland.
Ekoi Ejagham Janiform mask covered with skin. Both faces with scarifications next to the eyes. The Ekoi (Ejagham) of southeast Nigeria believe that the scars on their bodies will serve them as money on their way to the place of the dead.
H. 55 cm. Condition: expected age wear, a piece of skin is missing. Provenance: missionaries Montfortanen, Berg en Dal (Africa Museum), The Netherlands. Comes with a custom made stand and documentation from the museum.
Igbo Maiden mask ‘Agbogho Mmwo’. H. 42 cm. Old repair to the headdress.
Provenance: Private collection Berlin, Koller Auktion 2011 , Private collection Zürich.
Pende Mbuyu mask, wood and fibers, ca. mid 20th century. H. 30 cm. Good condition with excellent wear and patina. Comes with a custom made stand.
Provenance: Jean Marc Desaive (probably the biggest Pende specialist in the world), Herve, Belgium, private collection Belgium.
Mbuya Fumu mask, wood and fibres. H. 35 cm. Mid. 20th century. Condition: good age wear and patina, the headdress reinforced with metal pins. Comes with a certificate by Jean Marc Desaive, who is probably the biggest Pende specialist in the world.
Euro Auction, Brussels, 23rd Nov 1992, A. Laeremans, Liege, JM Desaive, Herve, private collection Belgium.
a nice akuaba asante ghana . in the various akuaba we can find hands or workshops this one is with a high forehead
a fine exemple
ludwig bretshneider 1909-1987
Karl Heinz Krieg 1934-2012
A pair of beaded throne arm chairs, from the Yoruba tribe, Nigeria, Africa. 20th century. All your friends will envy you, when they see these chairs, with their whimsical designs formed from colored glass beads of elephants and crowns.
A large cow hide blanket, painted in the style of western Native America rock art or primitive Australian aboriginal art, including an abstracted human figure and geometric forms, origin probably Africa, extreme dimensions 72" by 64". The age is difficult to determine. This reminds so much of rock art sprinkled about arid parts of the American west, and Native American painted hide blankets, but I do not believe it to be of Native American or Australian origin...
An African helmet mask decorated with glass beadwork from Bamum/Yoruba tribe, Cameroon. With a bird effigy. Circa 1940.
Wonderful piece with lots of detail and a wonderful,aged patina. Dating from the early to mid 20th century. H. 18 cm. Provenance: Joris Visser, Brussels.
An unusual Pende sickness or deformity mask. H. 39 cm. Old collection number at the back. First half 20th century.
Joris Visser, Brussels
Private collection, The Hague
Van Rijn Archive: ao-0166546-001
a nice namji doll decorated with glass beads.head with hair
ex coll bernt muhlack
12 ½” length with oval bowl and cylindrical handle decorated with a raided deeply diced swell which, along with the butt and bowl edge are scorch decorated. Shows some careful use with the far edge of the bowl lightly worn.
an impressive dowayo doll ,38 cm
body surrounded by several layers of glass beads
some are Prossers trade beads .they are molded beads which are created by pressing a dry, finely powdered mixture of clay, feldspar and flint into a mold which is then heated in an oven until the material fuses and forms a glass bead. The technique is named after its inventor, Richard Prosser, who developed the process in Bohemia in the 1830s to produce buttons...
H. 48 cm. Typical Bwa mouth and geometric decorations. Good signs of use and age. There is an old collection number on the inside. Good condition with normal age wear.
Provenance: Joris Visser, Brussels