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Sword

     SNK 1212-77 Congo Parade Sword with Decorated Handle, Angola/Congo L: 53 cm (20,9″), W: 3,5 cm (1,4″) This short Congo Parade Sword is most probably from Yombe (Bayombe, Majombe, Mayombe, Majumba, Yumbe), Angola/Congo. It has a carved wooden handle and a shaped iron blade. Swords like this were used in ceremonial contexts as well … Continue reading Sword

Container

        LCK – SOLD Kwere Medicine Container, Tanzania H. 19 cm (7,5″) Colored and polished calabash Objects like this one were used to hold medicine. They were traditionally used by the traditional healer to contain either liquids or powders that were used during healing ceremonies. Calabashes and antelope horns are frequently used as containers … Continue reading Container

Container

       LCK Makonde or Zigua Medicine Container, Tanzania H. 15 cm (5,9″) Colored and polished Calabash Objects like this one were used to hold medicine. They were traditionally used by the traditional healer to contain either liquids or powders that were used during healing ceremonies. Calabashes and antelope horns are frequently used as containers for … Continue reading Container

Dogon Lock

       SNK 1212-61 Dogon Door Lock, Mali H: 37 cm (14,6″), W: 9,5/30 cm (3,7″/11,8″), D: 4,5 cm (1,8″) Used to protect houses and granaries, Dogon door locks range from the abstract and symbolic representations of myths, ancestors and scenes of life. Placing an image of an ancestor on the door lock offered additional protection … Continue reading Dogon Lock

Chokwe Axe

     SNK 1212-71 Chokwe War Axe Club, Zambia/Zaïre L: 49 cm (19,3″), W: 24 cm (9,4″) Dark brown, hard wood and engraved steel ax blade This is a good example of an African 19th Century Chokwe War Axe Club. With hardwood shaft and head and incised iron axe blade and supplementary blade to reverse of … Continue reading Chokwe Axe

Chokwe Axe

     SNK 1212-69 Chokwe Axe, Angola/Congo L: 48 cm (18,9″), W: 23 cm (9,1″) Chokwe axes are deeply rooted in symbolism, status and power. They are held as an insignia and command respect. Some were ‘court art’ object owned by chiefs – headman and nobles. Others were used for hunting. Chokwe from Angola sculptors were … Continue reading Chokwe Axe

Chokwe Axe

     SNK 1212-70 Chokwe Axe, Angola/Congo L: 51 cm (20,1″), W: 18,5 cm (7,3″) Chokwe axes are deeply rooted in symbolism, status and power. They are held as an insignia and command respect. Some were ‘court art’ object owned by chiefs – headman and nobles. Others were used for hunting. Chokwe from Angola sculptors were … Continue reading Chokwe Axe

Dogon Lock

       SNK 1212-60 Dogon Door Lock, Mali H: 26, 5 cm (10,4″), W: 8/25 cm (3,1″/9,8″), D: 5,5 cm (2,2″) Used to protect houses and granaries, Dogon door locks range from the abstract and symbolic representations of myths, ancestors and scenes of life. Placing an image of an ancestor on the door lock offered additional … Continue reading Dogon Lock

Baule Comb

     NAK 0614-11 Baule Comb, Ivory Coast and Ghana H: 13,5 cm (5,3″), W: 8 cm (3,1″) This comb with five tines beneath the decorative ‘top’ with carved geometric, zigzag motif is an old well used Baule (Baoule) comb the carvings indicating the owners status. Often are these combs to elaborate distinctive coiffures to indicate … Continue reading Baule Comb

Luba Axe

       AHK 0602-18 Luba Ceremonial Adze, Zaïre (DR Congo) Dark patina hard wood, wrought iron H: 39 cm (15,4″), W: 24 cm (9,5”) (blade 17 cm (6,6”), D: 5 cm (2,3”) Age: Est. 45-60 years old. This beautiful Luba Adze with a wood handle terminating in a well-proportioned female figurine with typical Luba hairstyle and … Continue reading Luba Axe

Kuba Cup

       SNK 1212-55 -SOLD Kuba Palm Wine Cup, Kuba, Congo H: 15 cm (5,9″), W: 12 cm (4,7″), Ø: 9,5 cm (3,7″) This palm wine drinking cup is a perfect example of the masterful artistry of the Kuba woodcarvers. The sculptor has delicately balanced abstract and naturalistic forms. The art of the Kuba is one of the … Continue reading Kuba Cup