Salampasu mask. Democratic Republic of Congo. wood fibers, natural pigments. Matt black lacquered wood with kaolin highlights on the headband of the headdress and on the teeth. red ocher face paint on[...]
funeral jar from the Cotabato plateau, Kulaman valley or Lebak, Philippines 5th century Mindanao. In the late metal age, anthropomorphic jars were used as secondary burial jars, i.e. the body was buri[...]
Tyi Wara crest. Bambara. Mali. Horizontal crest in the style of the Bamako or Beledugu region. The body of the antelope is connected to the horned head by metal clips. Light brown patina of use. Lengt[...]
SHIELD Chawa Oromo Culture, Ethiopia First half of the 20th century Skin Diameter: approximately 72 cm Circular thick skin shield adorned with a median crest with radiating ribs. It is surrounded by s[...]
Couple of Mahafaly sculptures. Madagascar. Hardwood, old brown patina. Height: man 36.5 cm. woman: 39 cm. Accidents and losses, in particular the female sculpture missing one arm and the thumb of the [...]
Very old fragment of a Dogon rider. Mali; Height: 28 cm hardwood, old natural wood patina. Important lacks: the rider's bust has disappeared, an iron nail and black resin residues were to hold it in p[...]
Tray (also called arch) in the shape of an animal, the rectangular tank surrounded by two sockets, the EU in the shape of a horse's head or are drawn slightly in the hollow of the straps, and the othe[...]
Dan mask. Ivory Coast.
Hardwood with a beautiful black-brown patina. Holes for fixing an ornament at the periphery, Height: 22.5 cm
Although the sculpture is rustic, this old Dan mask has all the ch[...]
FERTILITY STATUE in wood with brown lacquered patina, it is adorned with several necklaces and belts of colored glass beads.
Beautiful finesse of realization.
Beginning of the 20th c[...]
Woman high 74 cm excluding base / man 60.7 cm high excluding base - open arm width approximately 36 cm - depth approximately 10 cm. Female head height 14.5 - male head 13 cm - presence of the original[...]
Mongelima shield (Boa, Anga, So) local name "Nevara or nebombu" beautiful curved rattan shield and well-weathered wooden handle it has been reattached as often on these shields. they date from before [...]
very nice Baoule ,ivory coast heddle pulley. the technique of cotton weaving has spread to west africa. Before colonization, cotton fiber textiles were currencies of exchange. Ceremonial loincloths an[...]
"Jidaga", beautiful Bamana Mali water jar. Terracotta, with red and black slip used to store water, it is finely decorated with scarifications, dotted lines on the bottom Beautiful Bambara water jar w[...]
Very rare miniature Sepik head of the Iatmul people, modeled around a stone and then stuck on a dagger made of cassowary bone. Cowry decorations, ethnic painting, cassowary feathers and codelettes. Un[...]
Beautiful little Bembe statuette, eyes set in white earthenware, ventral scarification, orifice at the level of the anus to accommodate a magical charge. A lack in the right foot. Beautiful patina, ci[...]
Mask from Nepal raw and very expressive, this type of mask sticking out the tongue is not very common, they were used during shamanic rituals. Beautiful patina of use and antiquity, old wax seal of th[...]
Statuette of a motherhood in the guise of a woman standing firmly on her legs. The breasts are low and the hands are on the stomach through a prominent navel.
Lwena people, Democratic Republic of Con[...]
a magical figure nkisi .the nganga was activating it against negative events .
nice patina .part of a small corpus with the mouth in 8 shape
french private collection
Pierre Dartevelle [...]
This statuette is, without doubt, a representation of an ancestor. Rare because this ethnic group is the smallest of KWANGO, it was collected in an abandoned village in the 1950s. Polychromy of iron o[...]
"African opening bracelet in bronze" chiseled and engraved bronze, 11 cm high and 12 cm in diameter.
Origin Africa (Ivory Coast?), Circa 1950.
In a very good quality of execution, this bracelet is a[...]
Beautiful cut Chokwe DRC / Angola (the usual objects of this ethnic group are uncommon) representing a scarified face, beautiful shiny black patina of use quite imposing, 41 cm in diameter at the wide[...]
Morse penis bone called baculum with the two walrus ivory tips, on one side it represents a bear head symbol of the far north and on the other it is just a base. Small accident on the head of the bear[...]
Crest mask representing a face wearing a ring headdress.
Its forehead is embellished with a wood bird's head with a beautiful brown patina of use for the inside of the mask.
The exterior has an expe[...]
Clu nicknamed "bird's beak", consisting of a cylindrical handle sheathed in fibers and ending in a stylized head in the shape of a bird.
Gaiac wood with blond patina.
Kanak people, New Caledonia
"Pair of African open bracelets" chiseled and engraved bronze, 15 cm in diameter for one, 14.5 cm for the other, for a height of 4 cm.
Origin Africa (Ivory Coast?), Circa 1950.
Of a very good qualit[...]
very beautiful figure of korwar Papua New Guinea, Cendrawashi bay brought back in 1917 from the rheinishe mission to Wuppertael, then by descent to Doctor Valenbreder Castricum. probably in the disa[...]
Original small African mask from Nigeria in polychrome wood, mid-twentieth century, Tribe IBO or IGBO. Different pigments in ochres decorate this face as well as scarifications. Unusual mask, very dec[...]
Original African mask of small size from Nigeria in polychrome wood, mid-twentieth century, Tribe IBO or IGBO. The white paint obtained from kaolin represents the color of the spirit. The lower part o[...]
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