Made of wood, decorated with geometric patterns. Length 39 cm. Date: early to mid 20th century. Very good condition with nice patina. Comes with a custom made stand.
Lovely authentic Mende mask, used by the secret Sande society. H. 39 cm, diameter 25 cm. Condition: age wear, some chips to the hair. Overall in good condition with nice age wear.
A Baule statue of a seated male spirit, "blolo bian" or "asie usu".
Flaky patina from libations, shiny brown patina.
In general very good condition.
Old repair with iron to a crack in the head, old cracks in the base, traces of superficial insect eating under the base.
Large example with a height of 67cm.
Ex.Walter Glassner, Vienna.
End of year sale: discounted from € 2.750 to € 2.250
Good old and used mask with good age wear and old worm holes. H. 24 cm (excl. stand). Comes with a custom made stand.
Ex coll. Robert van der Heyden, Amsterdam.
The Salampasu use masks made from wood, crocheted raffia, and wood covered with copper plates.The masks made of plaited raffia fiber are used by the idangani association.The 60,000 Salampasu people live east of the Kasai River, on the frontier between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola...
3rd Quarter 20th century. H. 88 cm. W. 61 cm. Condition: age wear, age cracks, missing parts. Genuine used mask, not for the tourist trade. Please refer to the pictures.
Ca. Mid 20th century. Strong posture and very good patina. The lower legs eaten by termites. H. 46 cm (51cm including the stand).
A choice Kuba spear-tip from the Congo region, ca. early to mid-1900's. It is 28-1/2” long and is forged from African iron, with a heavy mid-rib and hollow shaft. Beautiful old patina.
The Yoruba Tribe of Southwest Nigeria are well known for the dramatic beadwork. Beaded Yoruba crowns were formed from hides scraped free of hair. and were worn only by kings for ceremonial occasions, Beads are considered sacred to the Yoruba...
a superb akuaba Asante ghana ,33cm
big head with almond shape eyes nbnice profile with curved neck
ex philippe Goldman London
an unusual akuaba asante ghana with a Strange head ,nice patina ,i love when they have a curved neck seen in profile
its always nice to find unusual models of one theme i systematically buy them to have all the variations
ex lampertz 27cm
a nice Statuette flanitokélé ,Bambara ,Mali kita cercle ,26cm provenance
Lempertz 30/03/2006 lot 91
private collection belgium
similar exemple in : Colleyn, Bamana, p 56; Imperato in AA, XLI-1, p.47
yale archives inventory number :79220
mbole figure RDC, 23,5 cm
The Lilwa society teaches both morality and religion. Women and elders, both living and dead, are to be respected. Theft, adultery and lying are prohibited. A person who breaks the law is subject to public reprimand and may suffer further punishment. In the most severe cases the wrong-doer is hung and buried in an unmarked grave...
a very expressive gaanda nigeria iron figure
nice position and Strange face with a kind of grim mouth
headress reminds mumuye style 24cm
yale archives Under the nummber 79689
published inart of the upper benue ,christophe evers ,at the last page
ex martial bronsin
ex private belgium
a Strange expressive losso figure ,24,5cm
i love the naive expression and expressionist stylisation of these figures
a similar one in native auction 25january 2015 lot 7
ex private belgium
a nice moba iron figure 25,5cm height
a similar one in Sotheby's 25may 1999lot 6
yale archive Under reference 79201
ex private belgium
a songye nkisi ;sweet expression ,dry patina i imagine it is from 1940 but some people coming to the gallery said it was earler Eternal discussions about african art......so let us be conservative
ex Michel Gaud 16cm
a nice authentic piece
a small mwana pwo mask ,ex marc leo felix
published in the yale archives Under the number :79620
ex belgium collection
at the back initial of felix and inventory number
at first sight it looks having a Strange esthaetic but some objects bring you more when you live with them and this one is of that kind
a good quality small mask