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Ivory Sculpture

NAK 0619-2  Chokwe Ivory Sculpture of a Tshibinda Ilunga, Southwestern Congo/Angola/Zambia This remarkable ivory sculpture designed as a flute and worn as a pendant was made in Angola by the Chokwe group and is in exceptionally good condition. It is a standing male figure with powerful tattoo over abdomen, a very highly patinated surface and … Continue reading Ivory Sculpture

Ivory Mask

NAK 0619-3 Anthropomorphic Ivory Amulet Mask “Ikoko”, Pende, Dem. Rep. of Congo. This fine, old ‘Ikoko’ ivory pendant figure has a beautiful yellowish patina due to age. Stylistically it is cut as a ‘Mbuya’ chief’s mask with traditional hairstyle with three jags, closed eyes with hanging eyelids, ornamented headband and with holes for suspension. Among … Continue reading Ivory Mask

Nkondi Figure

       VKK 1112-9 Nkondi Fetish Figure, Zaïre (DR Congo) Dark brown patinated  Hippo Tusk Ivory H: 18 cm (7,1″) This visually powerful sculpture, which was once owned by a ritual specialist, who used it as a tool to control and keep spiritual power. The force was added to the figure by using medicine packed in … Continue reading Nkondi Figure

Nkondi Figure

       VKK 1112-8 Nkondi Fetish Figure, Zaïre (DR Congo) Dark brown Hippo Ivory H: 18 cm (7,1″) This visually powerful sculpture, which was once owned by a ritual specialist, who used it as a tool to control and keep spiritual power. The force was added to the figure by using medicine packed in resin and … Continue reading Nkondi Figure

Ivory Comb

     NAK 0614-7 Ivory Comb, Baule, Ivory Coast Elephant ivory Made of African elephant (Loxodonta africana) tusk. H: 4,2 cm (1,6”), W: 4,6 cm (1,8”) This is a well used Baule (Baoule) comb. Probably a ‘child comb’. The Baule reside in both Ghana and Ivory Coast. Click here for more information about the Baule people

Lega Mask

     NAK 0614-5 – SOLD Lega Lukungu Ivory Mask, Zaïre (D.R. of Congo) Ivory H: 8,5 cm (3,4”), W: 4 cm (1,6”) Age: Ca. 20th Century AD Provenance: Brussel gallery ex private Belgian collection This Lega mask is known as lukungu lwa tata, which literally means ‘skull of my father.’ Lukungu are carved from elephant … Continue reading Lega Mask

Lega Mask

     NAK 0614-4 – SOLD Lega Lukungu Ivory Mask, Zaïre (D.R. of Congo) Ivory H: 8,5 cm (3,4”), W: 5,3 cm (2,1”) Age: Ca. 20th Century AD Provenance: Brussel gallery ex private Belgian collection This Lega mask is known as lukungu lwa tata, which literally means ‘skull of my father.’ Lukungu are carved from elephant … Continue reading Lega Mask