Category Archives: Miniature

Dogon Fetish

IHK 0917-6 a Miniature Dogon wood Fetish figure, Mali This statuette belongs to a group of small figurines called healing fetishes which are thought to give substance to invisible spiritual intermediaries. Carved by Dogon priests these figures can be invoked for aid but will die if neglected. Other intermediaries range from simple officiants at family altars to prophets, sacred … Continue reading Dogon Fetish

Kotoko

HCK 0117-1 – SOLD Kotoko ‘Putchu Guinadji’ Warrior/Equestrian, Chad (Cameroon) This is a relatively ‘slim’ Kotoko rider in full armour on his horse with a dagger in his right hand is a carefully executed ‘Putchu Guinadji’. Modeled casting with elegant curves, tapering legs, and highly detailed tack, bridles, and saddle. Small and therefore portable, these … Continue reading Kotoko

Kotoko

  HCK 1116-5  Warrior/Horseman (Putchu Guinadji), Chad (Cameroon) Dimensions: H:5 (2”), L:4 (1,6”), W:1,2 (0,5”) Weight: 65g. Media: Copper/brass/bronze/alloy This Putchu Guinadji equestrian warrior was used as a talisman against madness and witchcraft by the Kotoko people in Cameroon and Chad. These cast equestrian figures, excavated in Chad, was cast by the Kotoko, descendants of the … Continue reading Kotoko

Kotoko

    HCK 1116-4 Kotoko Warrior/Horseman (Putchu Guinadji), Chad (Cameroon) Media: Copper/brass/bronze alloy. Dimensions: H: 5 cm (2”), L: 4 cm (1,6”), W: 1,2 cm (0,5”), Weight 65 gram. This Putchu Guinadji equestrian warrior was used as a talisman against madness and witchcraft by the Kotoko people in Cameroon and Chad. These cast equestrian figures, excavated in … Continue reading Kotoko

Kotoko

     NAK 1015-16 Kotoko Warrior/Horseman (Putchu Guinadji), Chad (Cameroon) Copper/brass/bronze alloy. Dimensions: H: 4,5 cm (1,8”), L: 5,3 cm (2,1”), W: 1,7 cm (0,7”), Weight 52 gram This Putchu Guinadji equestrian warrior was used as a talisman against madness and witchcraft by the Kotoko people in Cameroon and Chad. These cast equestrian figures, excavated in … Continue reading Kotoko

Kotoko

     NAK 1015-15 SOLD Kotoko Warrior/Horseman (Putchu Guinadji), Chad (Cameroon) Copper/brass/bronze alloy. Dimensions: H: 3 cm (1,2”), L: 6 cm (2,4”), W: 1,6 cm (0,6”), Weight 50 gram This Putchu Guinadji equestrian warrior was used as a talisman against madness and witchcraft by the Kotoko people in Cameroon and Chad. These cast equestrian figures, excavated … Continue reading Kotoko

Kotoko

   NAK 1015-18 Kotoko Warrior/Horseman (Putchu Guinadji), Chad (Cameroon) Copper/brass/bronze alloy. Dimensions: H: 3 cm (1,2”), L: 4.8 cm (1,9”), W: 1,5 cm (0,6”), Weight 50 gram This Putchu Guinadji equestrian warrior was used as a talisman against madness and witchcraft by the Kotoko people in Cameroon and Chad. These cast equestrian figures, excavated in … Continue reading Kotoko

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