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Kotoko Bronze

ANK 0517- 18/36   Kotoko Bronze Equestrian Figure, Cameroon / Chad (Tchad) This fine, small abstract bronze figure formed as a ‘horse’ with two riders found near the Lake Chad basin, along the Logone and Chan rivers, has been used by the people of Kotoko as a talisman to protect against illness – particularly against mental […]

Bronze Leopards

ANK 0517-14 Pair of Benin Bronze Leopard figurines, Nigeria This is a pair of two perfectly shaped bronze leopards, a male and a female. The male presents an upright tail, while the female tail is almost  stretched (male tail up/female tail down). Benin art is the art from the Kingdom of Benin or Edo Empire (1440–1897), a pre-colonial African state […]

Bronze Head

ANK 0517-13 Benin Bronze Male Head, Nigeria This proportional small but powerful Benin bronze head visualizes a prince of the ancient Ife kingdom which was founded in the early 14th century AD. Ife is the ancient Yoruba city located in South-Western Nigeria wich was founded in the early 14th century. The city is located in […]

Bronze Head

ANK 0517-12 Bronze Head of Queen Tete, Bini Edo, Benin, Nigeria This is a delicately molded miniature bronze head depicting a beautiful young girl’s face. Her hair is neatly arranged in many small braids and a larger headband. Married to the Oba (the King), this young lady became Queen Tete, the Queen of The Edo […]

Bronze Head

ANK 0517-11 Ife, Bronze Male Head, Benin, Nigeria This proportional small but powerful Benin bronze head with an advanced and bearded chin visualizes a prince of the ancient Ife kingdom which was founded in the early 14th century AD. Ife is the ancient Yoruba city located in South-Western Nigeria wich was founded in the early […]

Bronze Head

ANK 0517-9 Benin Bronze Male Head, Nigeria This proportional small but powerful Benin bronze head visualizes a prince of the ancient Ife kingdom which was founded in the early 14th century AD. Ife is the ancient Yoruba city located in South-Western Nigeria wich was founded in the early 14th century. The city is located in […]

Bronze Head

ANK 0517-10    A very fine Royal ‘Janus’ bronze Sculpture, Ife, Nigeria This is a very delicate sculptured and molded ‘Janus’ bronze head consisting of two female faces. It is difficult to tell the age of the two women, but judging from the bulging throat on one of the, it seems that she is suffering […]

Bronze Head

ANK 0517-8 Bronze Head of Queen Tete, Bini Edo, Benin, Nigeria This is a delicately molded miniature bronze head depicting a beautiful young girl’s face. Her hair is neatly arranged in many small braids and a larger headband. Married to the Oba (the King), this young lady became Queen Tete, the Queen of The Edo […]

Bronze Head

  ANK 0517-7 Benin Bronze Male Head, Nigeria This proportional small but powerful Benin bronze head visualizes a prince of the ancient Ife kingdom which was founded in the early 14th century AD. Ife is the ancient Yoruba city located in South-Western Nigeria wich was founded in the early 14th century. The city is located […]

Bronze Head

ANK 0517-6 Natural Size Ife Bronze Male Head, Ife, Nigeria This natural proportioned male bronze head showing a powerful person, resembles a prince of the ancient Ife kingdom. Ife is the ancient Yoruba city located in South-Western Nigeria wich was founded in the early 14th century. The city is located in the present day Osun […]

Bronze Head

ANK 0517-5 Natural Size Ife Bronze Male Head, Ife, Nigeria This natural proportioned male bronze head showing a powerful person, resembles a prince of the ancient Ife kingdom. Ife is the ancient Yoruba city located in South-Western Nigeria wich was founded in the early 14th century. The city is located in the present day Osun […]

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 […]

Dogon Figurine

IHK 0917-5   Dogon Bronze Male Figurine Ornament, Mali This smooth uncoated bronze figurine depicting a kneeling male figure with long slim sinuous limbs is presented here holding his hands around both feet, arched back and a bearded face looking straight ahead. A gesture which has been open for interpretation but is most commonly accepted […]

Dogon Figurine

IHK 0917-4 Dogon Bronze Female Figurine Ornament, Mali This is a smooth uncoated bronze figurine depicting a kneeling female figure with long slim sinuous limbs and a braided hairstyle on top of her head. Her body posture shows the figure holding her hands around both feet, arched back and a face looking straight ahead – […]

Senufo Figurine

IHK 0917-2 Senufo (or Tussian) Figurine Ornament, Ivory Coast or Burkina Faso This ‘Three-person’ divine pendent is a lost wax brass figurine from Ivory Coast or Burkina Faso.  These types of pendants were usually worn on the chest using a leather band or on the hip. Diviners in Senufo communities act as intermediaries between humans […]

Bronze Pendent

IHK 0917-3  Senufo or Tussian (Tousian) Bronze / Copper alloy Pendent, Ivory Coast or Burkina Faso This little bearded male figure with his hands folded around the bended knees may have constituted one figure in a gendered pair used during divination consultations, or a diviner or client may have acquired it from an artist to […]

Lega mask

  IHC 0917-2 Lega face mask with two horns, known as a ‘kayamba’ (antelope), DR of Congo. A rare Lega ‘kayamba antelope mask’ from eastern Congo. This mask is carved from lightweight, hard wood, over the dark dyed surface it has a thin layer of a brighter color, on one side it is almost black […]

Dan mask

IHC 0917-1 Dan Diomande ‘fire runner mask’, Ivory Coast, Liberia This fine, old mask is a so-called ‘fire runner’, or ‘Zakpäi’ mask, as they are also known among the Dan peoples. They are worn by young men who, acting as a kind of ‘fire brigade’, run through the village extinguishing burning stove fires while women […]

Shoulder Mask

ROS 1102-8 Mumuye, Yoke Shoulder Mask, Nigeria The Mumuye have shoulder or yoke masks, known as Sukwava, which display an elongated neck set under a diminutive head with large ears. Traditionally they were used during pre-war ceremonies, but nowadays they are worn during rain-making and healing practices. The Mumuye in Nigeria are probably a mixture of […]

Mbete Figure

JLK 1007-7b Mbete Reliquary Standing Male Figure, Gabon or Republic of Congo Culture: Kota peoples, Mbete group Mbete sculptors developed a figurative reliquary form that fully integrated ancestral sacra within the sculpture. In this tradition, a hollowed columnar torso served as an internal receptacle. The core is framed by the gesture of minimally defined arms held […]

Mbete figure

JLK 1007- 4b Ambete / Mbete figure, Zaïre (Dem. Rep. Congo / Gabon. A fine and rare Ambete male figure standing on elongated, wedge-shaped feet with the thick bent legs, angular ankles and knees supporting the cylindrical torso with rounded hips, prominent pudendum and conical breasts. The head is helmet-like with abstract mask-like features including […]

Kple kple mask

   HCK 0617-1 Baule, Goli, kplekple mask, Ivory Coast This is an old very well-carved authentic mask, called kple kple which is a specific type of mask made by the Baule people. Common features of the kple kple disc shaped facemasks include antelope shaped horns, round eyes, rectangular shaped mouth and geometric designs. The red […]

Dan Mask

NAK 0617-1 Dan Mask – Deangle Mask, Liberia This fine Dan mask is a mask of the ‘Deangle’ type or ‘Tangle’.  Men will wear these ‘Deangle masks’, as well as full body costumes with raffia skirts, while watching over and looking after the young men during their initiation time in a secluded bush camp. Here they […]

Shoulder Mask

  ROS 1102-8 Mumuye, Yoke Shoulder Mask, Nigeria The Mumuye have shoulder or yoke masks, known as Sukwava, which display an elongated neck set under a diminutive head with large ears. Traditionally they were used during pre-war ceremonies, but nowadays they are worn during rain-making and healing practices. The Mumuye in Nigeria are probably a mixture […]

Kotoko Bronze

ANK 0517- 18/36    Kotoko Bronze Equestrian Figure, Cameroon / Chad (Tchad) This fine, small abstract bronze figure formed as a ‘horse’ with two riders found near the Lake Chad basin, along the Logone and Chan rivers, has been used by the people of Kotoko as a talisman to protect against illness – particularly against mental […]

Kotoko bronze

ANK 0517-16/17  Kotoko Equestrian, bronze figure, Chad (from Lake Chad – Nigeria, Cameroun and Chad). This São/Kotoko Equestrian bronze figure displays two horse riders, which was found in 1950 near the city of N. Djamena, south of Lake Chad near the Cameroon border. The horse and rider motif is featuring exceptional stylistic versatility and strong […]

Bronze Head

    ANK 0517-4 Benin Alter Bronze Head, Nigeria The art of the kingdom of Benin took the world by surprise in 1897, when thousands of its sculptures were seen by outsiders for the first time. The naturalism and royal imagery of these works were compared to masterpieces of Renaissance Europe, and their technical sophistication and […]

Bronze Head

    ANK 0517-3 Ife Royal Odududwa Bronze Head, Nigeria This Ife bronze head from the Yoruba people of western Nigeria is an excellent example of their craftsmanship. The Yoruba reached their artistic pinnacle between 1100 – 13oo AD. This bronze cast represents Odududwa, who is said to be the ancestor of the Yoruba people. The […]

Bronze Head

    ANK 0517-1 Ife Royal Odududwa Bronze Head, Nigeria This Ife bronze head from the Yoruba people of western Nigeria is an excellent example of their handiwork. The Yoruba reached their artistic pinnacle between 1100 – 13oo AD. This bronze cast represents Odududwa, who is said to be the ancestor of the Yoruba people. The […]

Bronze Head

    ANK 0517-2 Queen Mother Head, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria. Bronze, copper alloy. This bronze head from Benin, Nigeria, is an excellent example of good craftsmanship. It is an earlier brass commemorative head, which possesses natural facial features as it has a smaller neck and proportionate facial features and is thought to be of Idia, the first […]

Ancestral figure

ASK 0601-1 Ancestral, protective figure, ‘Yendu tchitcheri’, Moba, Togo The Moba people, who live in northern Togo on the border of Burkina Faso, are known for their highly abstract, human figures. Among the Moba this small iron figure is called ‘Yendu tchitcheri’. There are three varieties of these types of ancestral, protective figures. According to […]

São figure

ANK 0517-103   São Equestrian, bronze figure, Chad This is an extremely rare and special equestrian figure which originates from the almost forgotten Sâo culture. It was excavated in Chad by archaeologists who found it in a funerary urn along with fine personal ornaments. During the 20th Century, archaeologists found several thousands of urns in […]

Dogon Figure

NAK 0117-6   Maternity Bronze-Stone Figure, Dogon, Mali This Dogon bronze figure is a maternity figure. The kneeling woman is holding a baby in front of her, she has a circular but flat body with spiky breasts. Her face reveals a couple of protruding lips, and on her head she has a neatly braided hairstyle […]

Kple Kple Mask

     HCK 0617-2  Guro Kple Kple Mask, Baule, Ivory Coast This old, antique mask was created by the Baule people of Ivory Coast. It is a very minimalistic mask carved from wood around the end of the 19th Century. There are two small triangular holes cut which enable the wearer to see.  The rectangular mouth […]

Nomoli Figure

CRK 0417-1 Nomoli Stone Figure, Sierra Leone   This charming Nomoli figure carved of soft steatite or soapstone was made by the West African people whom early Portuguese sailors referred to as the Sapi. Today these figures are considered extremely rare and sought after by collectors. Nomoli sculptures are rare in West Africa but small clusters […]

Katanda figure

HCK 0617-3 Katanda figure, Lega people, Bwami society, Zaïre (Democratic Republic of Congo) This charming bifrontal, standing Katanda figurine carved in dark patinated wood consists of a roughly carved oval head with two unevenly carved Janus faces covered with kaolin, a long articulated neck, a flat body riddled with holes, short raised arms and outward […]

Bronze Pendent

NAK 0616-3   Gan Bronze Pendent from the Lobi, Burkina Faso L:7 x W:4 x H:3 cm. Weight: 80 grams. An exceptional Gan Bronze pendent representing a Tortoise. Various animals relating to myth such as the lizard or caiman, the serpent and the tortoise are subjects depicted by the Lobi. This type of small amulet […]

Naga belt

KOC 0215-10 Naga Konyak glass bead belt/sash, Nagaland, India This is a very fine, antique glass bead belt in white, red, various shades of brown, blue, light green, yellow and white. The beads are on 29 strings on a plant fiber cord with ten Rhino Bone. The piece is in overall good condition for its […]

Bwa Ram Mask

SNK 1212-45 Bwa Ram Mask, Bobo Tribe, Burkina Faso This colourful mask with a fascinating symbolic meaning is created by the Bobo Nunuma or Winiama peoples who live in eastern Burkina Faso and Mali in a region of dry savannas where harvest depends on rainfall. The Bobo are farmers and their art is primary used in […]

Bembe Head

JLK 1007-2 Bembe (Babembe) Echawokaba Janus Head Figure, Zaïre (Dem. Rep. Congo), Benin, Nigeria The Bembe people migrated from Congo in the 18th Century and resettled in the eastern part of the forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the border with Tanzania and Burundi. The “cult of the ancestors” is an important part […]

Akan Gold Weight

    HCK 0117-3  Akan Gold-weight in form as a Human figure, Ghana, West Africa This small, unique male bronze figure was used for measuring gold and was made using a technique called lost wax casting (in French cire perdue). Lost wax casting is the process by which a metal sculpture is cast from a wax […]

Mumuye figure

  MCK 1099-28 Mumuye Iagalagana ‘peace figure’, Nigeria This charming Mumuye iagalagana figure also called ‘peace figure’ was used to greet rainmaker’s clients, guard the house, serve as the owner’s confidant, and in trials when men in dispute swear on the statue. It is not unusual for a figure simultaneously to serve two or more […]

Phallic Idol

  HCK 0816-1 Tall phallic wooden idol from the Dagari / Lobi of Burkina Faso A minimalistic and highly abstract figure with cylindrical head over widening torso and legs with no discernible features other than male genitalia is a phallic idol from the Dagari / Lobi tribe of Burkina Faso. The Dagari are a subgroup […]

Baule Mask

       NAK 0117 -5 Baule Miniature Mask, Ivory Coast Dark brown wood This miniature mask from the Baule tribe (Ivory Coast) has most likely been used as pendent by the owner. Miniature replica masks from various African tribes are hand carved out of native wood and detailed with all of the care put into […]

Sarcophagus

  NAK 1016-1 Ntomba (Ngata) Female Sarcophagus, Zaïre (Democratic Republic Congo) This unusual, colorful and detailed female coffin (sarcophagus) is cut by a woodcarver in the Ngate-tribe in Zaïre. The decorations, the colors and the shape of her female attributes is a fine example of how this people respect and care for the dead. The […]

Kotoko

HCK 0117-1 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 figurines were […]

Boli

NAK 0117-2   Boli, Bamana Tribe, Mali This fine and exceptionally well-preserved Watiriwa or Makongoba, zoomorphic four-legged ritual object, called a Boli (pl. boliw), once played a central role in the ritual life of a Bamana village. Such power objects were owned by male initiation associations whose members progress through induction processes that span decades. […]

Chokwe Figure

  HCK 0816-2  Chokwe Figure with Snuff Mortar, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia. This fine, old anthropomorphic Chokwe male figure with Snuff Mortar (Tesa Ya Ma Kanya) must have belonged to an important person. The object was once provided with a tiny wooden pestle attached by a short cord that could be […]

Sukuma twin

NAK 0117 -4 Sukuma Terracotta twin figure, Tanzania These two Clay Twins are from the Sukuma tribe a Bantu ethnic group inhabiting the southeastern African Great Lakes region in Tanzania. The children are formed in hard-burned clay, they have a sweet innocent look with pouting mouths, and tied together around the waist by a cloth […]

Tutsi Armlet

HCK 0816-3 Tutsi Archer Armlet, Rwanda/Burundi This wood archer Armlet (igitembe) help the archer to accurate his shot with bow and arrow and to protect their wrists and arms from the bowstring after it is released. This elegant, abstract object reflects the astonishing ability of African sculptors to make an extraordinary form to fit a […]

Baule mask

CRK 1116-1 Baule Guro mask from Cote d’Ivoire This excellent carved classical mask from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast belongs to a special groupe known as portrait masks and evokes the artistry of the Baule artists from the past. These portrait masks are said to portray an honored person of the village or […]

Boli

NAK 0117-1 Boli, Bamana, Mali This fine and exceptionally well-preserved zoomorphic four-legged ritual object, called a Boli (pl. boliw), once played a central role in the ritual life of a Bamana village. Such power objects were owned by male initiation associations whose members progress through induction processes that span decades. Over time, they attain esoteric […]

Plank Mask

MSK 1216-1     Bwa Tribe “Dwarf” Plank Mask, Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region. Plank masks are a relatively recent addition to Bwa artistic and ritual practice, and only a few Bwa communities located in Burkina Faso use them. During the performance, the dancer will hold the mask in his hand and from time to […]

Tellem Dogon

MSK 1216-2   Tellem Plank Figure, Dogon, Mali. A figure with raised arms is one of the most common types of Dogon sculpture and is said to refer to prayers for rain, crucial in this dry region. This gesture can be found on relatively naturalistic Dogon figures as well as on those that have been transformed […]

Senufo Female

MSK 1216-4 SOLD Senufo Seated Female Figure, Northern Ivory Coast/Mali This little woman is most likely a powerful ancestor figure.  Her hair has been braided into a central crest that enhances her beauty and further reveals her high-ranking status, since such elaborate coiffures often took hours to complete, employing the skills of one or more stylists. […]

Kulango Bronze

NAK 0117-8  Kulango / Kulongo Twin Bronze Statuette, Ivory Coast  This remarkable double, anthropomorphic statuette – is characteristic of Kulango art: The body emits in a tense game and perfectly controlled balance.The characteristic faces and torn feet, thin legs bent at the knee, protruding rib laced torso forced outward by tightly folded hands while shoulder […]

Kple Kple mask

NAK 0117-13 – SOLD Kple Kple mask, Baule Tribe, Ivory Coast. This very fine Kple Kple mask of the Baule Tribe derived from Kondeyaokro village in Côte d’Ivoire. It is one of the most popular and distinguishable designs of African masks in the African masking tradition. It is both greatly appreciated by Western art enthusiasts […]

Lobi Couple

HCK 0616-1   Lobi Bateba Terracotta Couple Figure, Burkina Faso This grotesque, but beautiful couple depicts a mother holding a child and the proud father from the Lobi Tribe, Burkina Faso. The meaning and use of theese incredible fetish/power figures are unknown, as similar examples to our knowledge have not been collected. Theese figures are made […]

Mende figure

  MSK 1216-3 SOLD Female figure (minsereh) from the Mende culture of Sierra Leone This beautiful, sensually radiating female figure is characterized by its voluptuous breasts and a graceful face with a puzzled facial expression, small twinkling eyes of glass beads and a nice little pearl earring. In the mouth appears a sharp ‘steel tooth’. […]

Nok Head

    NAK  0117 -3 Nok Terracotta Head, Nigeria This classic Nok terracotta head was found in a village about 160 kilometres northeast of Baro in Nigeria in 1947 and estimated to be from around 500 BC till about 200 AD. In 1943 during mining near the village of Nok (hence the name), in Nigeria, Bernard […]

Zaramo Figure

    LUK 1004-4  Zaramo Mwana Hiti Figure, Tanzania   This is an unusual fine, old Mwana hiti fertility doll from the Wajaramo tribe in Tanzania. Unusually well carved in a dark brown, shiny surfaced patina. The ‘doll’ itself is special. Note the abstract, cylindrical female body shape with the two small bulging breasts. The lofty […]

Chamba figure

HCK 1113-3b Chamba Mama, Bush Cow figure, Nigeria It is relatively common to find Chamba Mama Bush Cow masks in international galleries and museums. By contrast, it is extremely rare to get hold of a Mama Bush Cow in full figure. This extraordinary beautiful Mama buffalo-headed male sculptural carving represents a highly stylized wooden zoomorphic […]

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 […]

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 Chad, […]

Nok Head

HCK 1116-6  Nok Terracotta Head, Nigeria This little ‘Nok’ terracotta head was found in a village about 160 kilometres northeast of Baro in Nigeria in1947 and est. to be from around 500 BC. till about 200 AD. Notice the decorative and classic little head with slanted, walleyed drilled eyes under arched eyebrows (which are often […]

Boli

HCK 1116-2 Boli Figure, Bamana tribe, Mali Medium: Clay, metal nails and organic materials H: 30 cm (11,8″), L: 35 cm (13,8″), W: 17 cm (6,7″), weight: 3,55 kg. This fine and exceptionally well-preserved zoomorphic four-legged ritual object, called a Boli (pl. boliw), once played a central role in the ritual life of a Bamana village. […]

Janus mask

HCK 0416-4 Janus helmet mask from Ukelle group, Ejagham peoples, Nigeria-Cameroon Dimensions: H: 30 cm (47 cm incl. stand), Ø: 26 cm This unusual stylish and classically shaped Ukelle helmet mask is unique in its detailed carvings. Similar masks often miss these details and are instead covered by antelope skins. This mask is from the Ejagham […]

Baule Monkey

HCK 1116-3 Baule Embra Monkey figure, Ivory Coast Size: H: 34 cm, W: 8 cm, D: 10 cm This zoomorphic Baule Embra monkey figure often known as Gbekre with dramatic prognostic jaw and sharp teeth and a granular patina resulting from sacrifices. Standing on a circular base the enlarged feet supporting bent legs beneath a […]

Teke Mask

       GSK 0216-1 – SOLD Teke Mask, Zaïre (D.R. Congo) Wood, decorated with colored kaolin Ø: 34 cm (13,4”) This is a fine, old and unusually well-preserved mask from the Teke or Kidumu people and it derives from the upper Ogowe region. Many years of use has made its mark in terms of wear and […]

Dogon Figure

     NAK 1015-20 Dogon Equestrian with Sword, Mali H: 5,8 cm (2,3″), L: 10 cm (3,9″), W: 2 cm (0,8″) This cast equestrian figure expresses status, prestige and power. It would bring honor to the ancestors, the current leadership and the owner of the sculpture. Although rare, horsemen as icon have existed  for 1000 years […]

Akan Goldweight

       NAK 1015-13 Akan Goldweight Depicting a Man with a Pipe, Ghana Copper alloy H: 10 cm (3,92), weight 75 gram The Akan used the lost-wax technique to create brass-cast weights for economic transactions that involved gold. Stylistic studies of goldweights have provided rough dates for the creation of these works. Abstract goldweights are assigned […]

Kotoko

     NAK 1015-17 SOLD Kotoko Warrior/Horseman (Putchu Guinadji), Chad (Cameroon) Copper/brass/bronze alloy. Dimensions: H: 6 cm (2,4”), L: 4,8 cm (1,9”), W: 1,5 cm (0,6”), Weight 40 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Namji Doll

       EDC 0715-7 -SOLD Namji (Doayo, Dowayo, Doyayo, Namchi) Fertility Doll, Cameroon Wood, leather, glass pearls and cowry H: 35 / 39 cm (13,8”/15,3”), W: 12 cm (4,7”), D: 7 cm (2,8”) There are numerous designs of fertility dolls in Cameroon. This fetish has a beautifully shaped head and glass beads as eyes. The […]

Namji Doll

       EDC 0715-5 Namji (Doyayo, Dowayo, Namchi, Namshi) Fertility Doll, Cameroon Wood, leather, glass pearls and cowry H: 42,5 cm (16,7”)/ 48,5 cm (19,1”), W: 20 cm (7,9”), D: 3,5 cm (1,4”) This is an exceptionally fine and well-kept fetish doll from a family collection since the 1950s. The well-proportioned and classic wooden structure with […]

Namji Doll

       EDC 0715-6 Namji (Doayo, Dowayo, Doyayo, Namchi) Fertility Doll, Cameroon Wood, leather, glass pearls and cowry H: 33 / 36 cm, W: 14 cm, D: 4 cm Namji is the people inhabiting an area in the West of the north Cameroon. The Namji tribe is famous for their wooden dolls carved with geometric features […]

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 […]

Nyamwezi Couple

     MZK 0702-3B Marionette Figures from the Nyamwezi People of Tanzania Dark brown patinated wood, brass mounting, cord and fabric H: 27 cm (10,6”), W: 23 cm (9,1”) These fine and rare figures with movable arms and legs are from the Nyamwezi people of Tanzania. Figures like these, depicting a male and female figure, […]

Lega Spoon

       HCK 1015-03 Lega Ivory Spoon, Kalukili, Zaïre (DR Congo) L: 16,5 cm (6,5”) W: 3 cm (1,2”), weight: 50 gram Carved from elephant ( loxodonta africana ) ivory, partly dark patinated, min. dam., slight traces of usage. This spoon has anthropomorphic form with an openwork abstract body and lanceolate head. It is exceptionally fine […]

Lega Mask

       HCK 1015-01 A rare Lega ‘twin mask’ of the Bwami society with two faces, Zaïre (DR Congo) Wood and fibre H: 36 cm (mask without beard), W: 21 cm (8,3″) Among the Lega (also called Rega, Barega or Warega), in eastern Congo, the Bwami society presides over the tribe’s social and ritual life (6 […]

Bete Mask

       HCK 1015-5 Bete Mask, Ivory Coast Dark brown patinated wood H: 32/44 cm (12,6”/17,3”), W: 19 cm (7,5”) This is a fantastic Gre masks from the Bete people in Africa’s Ivory Coast. It shows all the mystery and subtlety that characterizes Bete masks. The well-balanced form and a fine old patina that shows sign […]

Mende Mask

       HCK 1015-04 Mende “Bundu” or “Sowei” helmet mask, Sande society, Sierra Leone and Liberia Old black and patinated wood H: 37 cm (14,6”), Ø: 22 cm (8,7”) This mask presents an ideal of feminine beauty admired by the Mende: elaborate hairstyle, full forehead and small facial features. The gleaming surface signifies healthy, glowing skin. […]

Dan-Guere Mask

       HCK 1015-06 Dan-Guere (also Ngere, Kran or Wè), Ivory Coast, Liberia Dark old black patinated wood H: 28/44 cm (11″/17,3″), W: 16 cm (6,3″) This is an interesting, extremely angular, old ‘cubistic’ chimpanzee mask, called ‘kaogle’ or ‘kagle’. It was used with large costumes during important feasts of the Dan-Guere (also Wè or Dan-Kran) […]

Lega Mask

       HCK 1015-02 Lega Dance Mask with Handle, Zaïre (Democratic Republic Congo) H: 17,5 cm (6,9″), W: 13,5 cm (5,3″) Wood, with a thick layer of kaolin This is a very rare and unusual Lega dance mask (idimu) with a handle on the back of the mask. The friendly smiling expression indicates that it is […]

ART DE L’AFRIQUE…

       LCC 0813-4 ART DE L’AFRIQUE NOIRE AU PAYS DU FLEUVE ZAÏRE Author: Joseph Cornet Photos: Willy Kerr Preface by: J.D. Mobutu, Lieutenant-Général, President de la Republique du Congo Publisher: ARCADE, Bruxelles MCMLXXII (1972) H: 6,5 cm (2,6″), B: 25 cm (9,8″), L: 30 cm (11,8″)

Asger Jorn

HMK 1015-1 – SOLD Asger Jorn Untitled from 8 Lithographs, 1945 One from a portfolio of eight lithographs This lithograph is included in the collection of MoMA Click here for more information on MoMA’s website

Asger Jorn

HMK 1015-2 – SOLD Asger Jorn Untitled from 8 Lithographs, 1945 One from a portfolio of eight lithographs This lithograph is included in the collection of MoMA Click here for more information on MoMA’s website

Asger Jorn

HMK 1015-3 – SOLD Asger Jorn Untitled from 8 Lithographs, 1945 One from a portfolio of eight lithographs This lithograph is included in the collection of MoMA Click here for more information on MoMA’s website

Asger Jorn

HMK 1015-4 – SOLD Asger Jorn Untitled from 8 Lithographs, 1945 One from a portfolio of eight lithographs This lithograph is included in the collection of MoMA Click here for more information on MoMA’s website

Asger Jorn

HMK 1015-5 – SOLD Asger Jorn Untitled from 8 Lithographs, 1945 One from a portfolio of eight lithographs This lithograph is included in the collection of MoMA Click here for more information on MoMA’s website

Asger Jorn

HMK 1015-6 – SOLD Asger Jorn Untitled from 8 Lithographs, 1945 One from a portfolio of eight lithographs This lithograph is included in the collection of MoMA Click here for more information on MoMA’s website

Asger Jorn

HMK 1015-7 – SOLD Asger Jorn Untitled from 8 Lithographs, 1945 One from a portfolio of eight lithographs This lithograph is included in the collection of MoMA Click here for more information on MoMA’s website

Asger Jorn

HMK 1015-8 – SOLD Asger Jorn Untitled from 8 Lithographs, 1945 One from a portfolio of eight lithographs This lithograph is included in the collection of MoMA Click here for more information on MoMA’s website

Engraving Tool

BHK 0106-41 Tool for engraving / decorating carvings from Papua or Papua New Guinea Wood, attached bird claw L: 12 cm (4,7″) In the 19th century such ethnographic tools were used for engraving / decorating carvings from Papua or Papua New Guinea. Nearly all carvers working today use modern metal tools and sanding papers. Traditional […]

Engraving Tool

BHK 0106-41 Tool for engraving / decorating carvings from Papua or Papua New Guinea Wood, attached bird claw L: 12 cm (4,7″) In the 19th century such ethnographic tools were used for engraving / decorating carvings from Papua or Papua New Guinea. Nearly all carvers working today use modern metal tools and sanding papers. Traditional […]

Mogens Balle

HMC 0413-21 Mogens Balle Brun verden 1980 38 cm (15″) x 27 cm (10,6″) Oil on canvas Mogens Balle, 1921-1988, is a Danish painter and graphics artist. He was self-taught artist and was a co-founder of the artist collaboration Spiralen (the Spiral) in 1947. He is best known for his involvement in the CoBrA movement […]

Mogens Balle

CRK 0815-1 SOLD  Mogens Balle Composition in Blue and Yellow 1961 33,5 cm (13,2″) x 25,5 cm (10″) Oil on canvas Mogens Balle, 1921-1988, is a Danish painter and graphics artist. He was self-taught artist and was a co-founder of the artist collaboration Spiralen (the Spiral) in 1947. He is best known for his involvement […]

Mogens Balle

CRK 0815-1 Mogens Balle Composition in Blue and Yellow 1961 33,5 cm (13,2″) x 25,5 cm (10″) Oil on canvas Mogens Balle, 1921-1988, is a Danish painter and graphics artist. He was self-taught artist and was a co-founder of the artist collaboration Spiralen (the Spiral) in 1947. He is best known for his involvement in […]

Kuba Headrest

     LCK 0615-8 Antique Kuba Headrest, Congo H: 16,5 cm (6,5″) Headrests (or neckrests) are used by many nomadic people in Africa while resting or sleeping. It is popularly believed that the headrest serves a protective function by elevating the head off the ground (and sleeping mat) during sleep, thereby preventing any possible attack by […]

Kuba Headrest

     LCK 0615-7 Antique Kuba Headrest, Congo H: 9 cm (3,5″) Headrests (or neckrests) are used by many nomadic people in Africa while resting or sleeping. It is popularly believed that the headrest serves a protective function by elevating the head off the ground (and sleeping mat) during sleep, thereby preventing any possible attack by […]

Turkana

     LCK 0615-3 SOLD Turkana Headrest, Ethiopia This Turkana Headrest is from the Turkana tribe and is typical for a headrest/stool belonging to a man who shepherd cattle. It is made in a form so that it is hard to keep balance and therefore preventing him from falling into a deep sleep. It is made […]

Turkana

LCK 0615-3 Turkana Headrest, Ethiopia This Turkana Headrest is from the Turkana tribe and is typical for a headrest/stool belonging to a man who shepherd cattle. It is made in a form so that it is hard to keep balance and therefore preventing him from falling into a deep sleep. It is made from one […]

Turkana

     LCK 0615-2 SOLD Turkana Headrest, Ethiopia This Turkana Headrest is from the Turkana tribe and is typical for a headrest/stool belonging to a man who shepherd cattle. It is made in a form so that it is hard to keep balance and therefore preventing him from falling into a deep sleep. It is made […]

Turkana

LCK 0615-2 Turkana Headrest, Ethiopia This Turkana Headrest is from the Turkana tribe and is typical for a headrest/stool belonging to a man who shepherd cattle. It is made in a form so that it is hard to keep balance and therefore preventing him from falling into a deep sleep. It is made from one […]

Turkana

     LCK 0615-1 Turkana Headrest, Ethiopia This Turkana Headrest is from the Turkana tribe and is typical for a headrest/stool belonging to a man who shepherd cattle. It is made in a form so that it is hard to keep balance and therefore preventing him from falling into a deep sleep. It is made from […]

Turkana

LCK 0615-1 Turkana Headrest, Ethiopia This Turkana Headrest is from the Turkana tribe and is typical for a headrest/stool belonging to a man who shepherd cattle. It is made in a form so that it is hard to keep balance and therefore preventing him from falling into a deep sleep. It is made from one […]

Kafiristan Figure

       KOK 0215-7 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 68 cm (26,8″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan Figure

       KOK 0215-6 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 69 cm (27,2″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan Figure

       KOK 0215-5 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 89 cm (35″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Akan Gold Weight

       MDK 0615-2 Tableau of three Akan Gold Weight Figures mounted on a paper-weight Bronze on a black patinated board of wood H: 5,5 cm (2,2″) (board 14,5 x 8,5 cm (5,7″ x 3,3″)) These gold weight figures were used to weigh out measures of gold dust in West Africa before the arrival of European […]

Kampa Figure

       MDC 0615-1 Seated Kampa female figure, Kenya H: 17 cm (6,7″) Light brown wood, brown patina This is a finely carved female figure in an upright posture. She has big ears, eyes with metal inlay, fine tattoos on her left cheek and on her back and wears a very small loincloth. The figure is […]

Stirrup Pounder

      BHK 0106-33 Stirrup Pounder, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands Stone (probably basalt) H: 12,5 cm (4,9″), D: 7 cm (2,8″), W: 12 cm (4,7″), Weight: 660 gram This exceptionally fine and rare Stirrup Pounder is called – Pohaku Ku’i ‘Ai Puka or Poi Pounder (Ku’i) in Hawaiian. Apart from a little wear and tear on the […]

Textile

     PKC 0915-1 Madagascar Textile L: 370 cm (146″), W: 60 cm (24″) Textiles woven from raffia fibers were produced by Sakalava women along the east coast of Madagascar. Rougher fabrics were created for utilitarian purposes, the largest serving as mosquito netting, while finer weaves were reserved for clothing. Both men and women used a […]

Tekstil

PKC 0915-1 Madagascar Textile L: 370 cm (146″), W: 60 cm (24″) Textiles woven from raffia fibers were produced by Sakalava women along the east coast of Madagascar. Rougher fabrics were created for utilitarian purposes, the largest serving as mosquito netting, while finer weaves were reserved for clothing. Both men and women used a single […]

Stirrup Pounder

BHK 0106-33 Stirrup Pounder, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands Stone (probably basalt) H: 12,5 cm (4,9″), D: 7 cm (2,8″), W: 12 cm (4,7″), Weight: 660 gram This exceptionally fine and rare Stirrup Pounder is called – Pohaku Ku’i ‘Ai Puka or Poi Pounder (Ku’i) in Hawaiian. Apart from a little wear and tear on the bottom […]

Turkana

     LCK 0615-6 Turkana Headrest with leather handle, Ethiopia H: 20,5 cm (8,1″) W: 21,5 cm (8,5”) Dark brown patinated wood This is an exceptionally beautiful headrest and a real prestige for the owner, who proudly has carried it in his belt. The color of the wood has a dark and warm glow and the […]

Turkana

LCK 0615-6 Turkana Headrest with leather handle, Ethiopia H: 20,5 cm (8,1″) W: 21,5 cm (8,5”) Dark brown patinated wood This is an exceptionally beautiful headrest and a real prestige for the owner, who proudly has carried it in his belt. The color of the wood has a dark and warm glow and the leather […]

N’Gbaka Figure

       CRK 0815-2 N’Gbaka Figure, Zaïre (Democratic Republic of the Congo) H: 45 cm (17,2”), W: 11 cm (4,2”) Dark brown patinated wood This typical N’Gbaka (Ngbaka, Nbaka, Bwaka or Zande) anthropomorphic figure belongs to the Ubangi region (Democratic Republic of the Congo/Central African Republic). The figure has a characteristic cubistic form. Objects from this […]

Ibeji Twin

            EDC 0715-03 Female “ere ibeji” twin figure in beaded coat, Yoruba, Nigeria H: 20 cm (7,9”), W: 30 cm (11,8”) This exceptional specimen of a ‘ere ibej’ figure is dressed in a miniature version of the costume worn by a priest of the god Shango. The costume is made of several layers of […]

Baule Figure

       EDC 0715-01 Baule Seated Female Figure, Ivory Coast Black patinated wood, glass-pearls H: 43,5 cm (17,1″), W: 9 cm (3,5″), D: 15 cm (5,9″) This powerful and almost majestic female figure sitting on a stool comes from the Dessau collection in France. The figure is a stunning example of Baule culture’s superior carvings. Every […]

Baule Figure

       EDC 0715-02 Baule Female Figure (blolo bla), Ivory Coast Black patinated wood and plant fiber H: 44 cm (17,3″), W: 9 cm (3,5″), D: 9 cm (3,5″) For the Baule, every successful sculpted figure necessarily conveys a sense of individuality, as in the approbation “o fa sran!”–“it resembles a person!” Whether carved to represent […]

Baule Figure

       EDC 0715-04 SOLD Old Colonial Seated Female, Baule, Ivory Coast Painted wood H: 35 cm (13,8”), W: 10 cm (3,9”), D: 12 cm (4,7”) This finely made seated female figure is an interesting example of a colonial figure, which contains several symbols indicating a community leader: Her upright attitude and her finely arranged hairstyle. […]

Punu Mask

       PKK 0515-1 Punu Mask ”mukudji” Mask, Gabon H: 29,5 cm (11,6″) An exceptional beautiful and charming mask. It has a friendly expression with its whitened face with pierced slit eyes, unturned mouth, a black horizontal band in relief across the cheeks and nose, blackened brows and band of scarification to the forehead and tall […]

Nok Head

       EJC 0615-01 Nok Terracotta Head, Jos Plateau region of Nigeria Terracotta head mounted on pedestal H. 22 cm (8,7″)/32 cm (12,6″), W: 16 cm (6,3″), Weight: 2,45 kg This unusually well protected head was probably attached to a full figure like most Nok Antiques. Now only the head remains, as it was discovered in […]

Urhobo Mask

       EJC 0615-02 – SOLD Urhobo Mask, Nigeria H: 26 cm (10,2″)/ 31 cm (12,2″), W: 12,5 cm (4,9″) This extraordinary mask is sculpted in wood, and it has a fine old patina on the face that makes it looks like a stone sculpture, with traces of polychromy (white on the closed eyes and the […]

Baule Figure

       GSK 0515-4 Baule Figure, Ivory Coast H: 50 cm (19,7″) Baule figures can be among the most elegant and designed pieces in Africa. Many show careful execution of face, coiffure and scarification details, with refined forms but no loss of expressiveness and power. The quiet, dignified figures embody spirits from the other world. They […]

Chi Wara

       GSK 0515-3 Chi Wara with Baby Headdress, Bambara, Mali H: 120 cm (47,2″) Bambara carvers have established a reputation for the zoomorphic headdresses worn by Tji-Wara society members. Although they are all different, they often incorporating a zig-zag motif, which represents the sun’s course from east to west, and a head with two large […]

Baule Figure

       GSK 0515-2 Baule-figur, Ivory Coast H: 55 cm Baule figures can be among the most elegant and designed pieces in Africa. Many show careful execution of face, coiffure and scarification details, with refined forms but no loss of expressiveness and power. The quiet, dignified figures embody spirits from the other world. They functioned as […]

Baule Figure

       GSK 0515-1 Baule Figure, Ivory Coast H: 52 cm (20,5″) Baule figures can be among the most elegant and designed pieces in Africa. Many show careful execution of face, coiffure and scarification details, with refined forms but no loss of expressiveness and power. The quiet, dignified figures embody spirits from the other world. They […]

Makonde Mask

       HCK 0615-1 SOLD Small Horned Makonde (Midimu) Mask, Tanzania Painted wood H: 29 cm (11,4″), W: 16 cm (6,3″) This fine small midimu (spirit) mask from Makonde, Tanzania appeared at the end of circumcision rites, when the young boys and girls returned from the bush camps. The masquerades fulfilled ritual as well as educational […]

Mossi Whistle

       HCK 0615-4 Mossi Whistle, Burkina Faso Metal H: 42 cm (16,5″), W: 10 cm (3,9″) Mossi Whistles normally only produce three or four notes and are used by musical groups and by hunters for signaling. This whistle is made of black metal, it has finger holes in each “elbow” and has a shape that […]

Bakota Figure

       HCK 0615-2 Kota (Akota, Bakota, Kuta) Ceremonial Rattle, Zaïre (DR Congo) H: 44 cm (17,3″), W: 11 cm (4,3″) Wood, yellow metal sheeting, basketry, vegetable fiber This fine figure is used by deviners to obtain contact with the spirits, and despite the small size this Kota rattle radiates an intense firmness in its function. […]

Vili Figure

       HCK 0615-3 Vili Maternity Figure, Ukongo Region, DR Congo Smooth, dark-brown patina wood H: 35 cm (13,8″), W: 13 cm (5,1″) Maternity figures are among the most renown in African art because of their easily recognizable theme, their classical form and their fine workmanship. This unique and well-preserved standing maternity figurine (pfemba) has been […]

Bwa Mask

     CAK 0199-5 Bwa Plank Mask, Burkina Faso H: 200 cm (79″), W: 31 cm (12,2″) Painted wood This tall engraved and painted headdress called Bwa Plank Mask was used by the Do society at dances to promote fertility of the fields and at funerals of Do members. The geometric designs all have meanings. The […]

Nyamwezi Figure

       Nyamwezi Stick Figure, Tanzania H: 190 cm (75”), W: 17,5 cm (6,9”) Bronze Nyamwezi carvers are famous for their “stick” figures carved from a dark hard wood. They tend to be very thin of stature and have elongated features with the face divided into two planes and most times, eyes inset with circular white […]

Ceremonial Vessel

       CMK 203-4a Ceremonial Palm Wine Vessel (Cameroon Grasslands peoples) H: 63 cm (24,8″), W: 20 cm (7,7″) Gourd, glass beads, cane, wood. Of the many ritual items in a Grassfields kingdom’s royal treasury is the Ceremonial Palm Wine Vessel. These containers were used exclusively by the Fon (chief) to store palm wine served on […]

Lega Mask

       BBK 0310-3 Lega Mask, DR Congo H: 32 cm (12,6″), W: 15 cm (5,9″) A fine flat oval facial plane, almond-shaped protruding eyes divided by profiled nose, high curved brows with incisions. Lega masks are used as “bwami” initiation objects. There are five different types: “lukwakongo”, “kayamba”, “idimu”, “muminia”, and “lukungu”. They serve as […]

Fang Pot

       MCK 1102-14 / CRK-L- 0115-4 Fang Reliquary Figure on a Box, Gabon Dark brown/black shiny wood H: 50 cm (20″), W: 15 cm (5,9″) This is a superb and rare Southern Fang male reliquary guardian figure standing on a cylindrical hollowed bark box. The magical function of the reliquary figures was associated with the […]

Lega Figure

       JLK 1007-7a – SOLD Lega Iginga Armless Figure, DR Congo H: 33 cm (13″), W: 9 cm (3,5″) Dark brown wood with white pigment This is a Lega standing male figure without arms that is known as Iginga figure and used by members of the Bwami Society. The figure shows evidence of use for […]

Mbangu Mask

       CMK 0307-05 Mbangu Mask, Central Pende, Bandundu, Zaïre (Congo) H: 26 cm (10,2″) W: 14 cm (5,5″) Wood, reed/white pigments A fine old sickness Pende mask. Although his face shows signs of nerve paralysis, features characteristic of the Katundu style in the Pende are still apparent. This mask comes from the Central Pende region […]

Afikpo Mask

       NNNK 0150-01 Afikpo Face Mask, Igbo, Nigeria H: 39 cm (15,4″), W: 20 cm (7,9″) Click here for more information about the Igbo people

Fante Figure

       WAK 0704-02 Fante Female Figure, Ghana H: 29 cm (11,4″), W: 7,5 cm (3″) Wood light brown This is a fine delicate Fante, Ghana shrine figure used to worship a living or a dead person. Age: Est. mid 20th Century Provenance: Dutch collection Literature: Kunstverein Aalen e.V. (Hg.): Kunst der Akan, Ausst.kat., Aalen 1995, […]

Chi Wara

       NAK 0106-4 Chi Wara, Bambana, Mali H: 30 cm (11,8″), W: 11,5 cm (4,5″) Bamana Chi Wara from Mali, represent and honour the mythological half man / half antelope hero who taught man how to cultivate the soil. They were danced in pairs and celebrate the union of male (sun), female (earth) and fibre […]

Kwere Figure

       CRK-L 0115-3 Kwere Figure, Mwana Hiti Doll, Kwere, Tanzania H: 20 cm (7,9″), W: 6 cm (2,4″) This fine old mwana hiti figure is from the Paramo people of Tanzania is unusually well carved in a dark brown, shiny surfaced patina. The ‘doll’ itself is special. Not only has she a cute expression but also the fact that […]

Kpelivee Mask

       CAK 1197-268 Senufo ’kpelivee’ Mask, Ivory Coast H: 34 cm (13,4″), W: 18 cm (7,1″) Dark brown patinated wood This face mask would have been worn during elaborate funeral ceremonies. Called ‘kpeliyee’, anthropomorphic masks such as this one were used to coerce the spirit of the deceased to leave his home. The narrow nose […]

Warka Mask

       CRK-L-0115-2 Warka (Marka) Mask, Mali H: 27 cm (10,6″), W: 17 cm (6,7″) Wood, red fabric and brass fittings. This is one of the finest examples of Marka masks made in wood and covered by red cloth with brass fittings and a strong and sculptural expression. The Warka people are also known as the […]

Guro Mask

       HLK 0415-1 Guro “Kweni “ Mask, Ivory Coast H: 50 cm (19″) W: 20 cm (7,3“) Painted Wood This beautifully carved and painted Guro mask represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble; a supernatural being. Gu is often depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. An important characteristic in Guro art is […]

Chi Wara

       LRK 1010-1 Chi Wara Headdress, Bambara, Mali H: 90 cm (35,4″), W: 32 cm (12,6″) Bambara carvers have established a reputation for the zoomorphic headdresses worn by Tji-Wara society members. Although they are all different, they often incorporating a zig-zag motif, which represents the sun’s course from east to west, and a head with […]

Lobi Stool

     HMK 0315-2 Lobi Tripod stool, Burkina Faso H: 25 cm (9,8″), L:56 cm (22″), W: 11 cm (4,3″) Wood, hard brownish patina This fine three-legged stool has a characteristic Lobi man’s head carved in the extension of the seat. The seat has a dark and warm glow and was a real prestige for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lwalwa Oracle

       NAK 0613-12 Lwalwa (Lualwa) Divination Friction Oracle “kashita”, DR Congo H: 12 cm (4,7″), W: 5 cm (2″) This small U-shaped oracle consists of a masked figure and a separate concave ‘scraping’ bed. This particular oracle conjures the truth and jurisdiction: During questioning of a suspect the figure was rubbed back and forth on […]

Lunar Mask

       HCK 0612-9 Lunar Mask, Western Nepal H: 14 cm (5,5″), W: 14 cm (5,5″) What makes this mask so special is that it has, so to speak, made itself out of Burl Wood a special wood that only grows in very high altitude in the Himalaya. It has undergone no processing except for the […]

Pare Fetish Figure

       Pare Fetish Figure, Tanzania H: 26 cm (10,2″), W: 9 cm (3,5″) The Nganga (shaman) wrapped the figure with a cloth to bind the spiritually powerful materials to its torso. This is the East African equivalent of the Nkisi statues of the Congo people. The Pare people are indigenous to the Pare Mountains of […]

Pare-fetishfigur

Pare-fetishfigur, Tanzania H: 26 cm (10,2″), W: 9 cm (3,5″) The Nganga (shaman) wrapped the figure with a cloth to bind the spiritually powerful materials to its torso. This is the East African equivalent of the Nkisi statues of the Congo people. The Pare people are indigenous to the Pare Mountains of Tanzania in the […]

Bura Head

       Bura Head, Siera Leone H: 14,5 cm (5,7″), W: 7,5 cm (3″) Little is known of the Bura civilization (ca. 3rd – 11th centuries), first discovered in 1975, excavations began in 1983. Most of the archaeological sites are in what is now Sierra Leone. Most of the objects dug up are terracotta heads and […]

Bura-hoved

Bura Head, Siera Leone H: 14,5 cm (5,7″), W: 7,5 cm (3″) Little is known of the Bura civilization (ca. 3rd – 11th centuries), first discovered in 1975, excavations began in 1983. Most of the archaeological sites are in what is now Sierra Leone. Most of the objects dug up are terracotta heads and vessels.

Bura Head

       CAK 9901-59A Bura Head, Siera Leone H: 18 cm (7,1″), W: 5,5 cm (2,2″) Little is known of the Bura civilization (ca. 3rd – 11th centuries), first discovered in 1975, excavations began in 1983. Most of the archaeological sites are in what is now Sierra Leone. Most of the objects dug up are terracotta […]

Necklace

   BMK 0106-14 Necklace of Boar Tusk, Asmat, New Guinea Boar tusk, fish bones and sea snails Ø: ca. 10 cm (3,9″), L: 92 cm (35,5″) Weight: 200 gram This necklace of boar tusk is from the Omanesep region in Asmat, the Western half of New Guinea Island, which is the Indonesian province of Papua. […]

Yoruba Pipe

       SNK 1212-59 Antique Yoruba Snake Skin Ritualistic Pipe, Nigeria Metal, wood and snake skin. L: 55 cm (21,7″) Provenance: Private Danish collection. It was either acquired directly from Lau (Laurence) Sunde’s collection in Copenhagen, which dates back to the 1940s, or Lau (Laurence) Sunde was an adviser to the collector. Sunde had a “Etnografica” […]

Asante Stool

     Asante Stool, Ghana H: 30 cm (11,8″), W: 46 cm (18,1″) Stools indicate status, power and succession of chiefs and kings. Carved from single blocks, Asante (or Ashanti) stools traditionally have crescent-shaped seats, flat bases and complex support structures, which exist in many designs with symbolic meaning. Most had specific names and designated users. […]

Asante-stol

Asante-stol, Ghana H: 30 cm (11,8″), W: 46 cm (18,1″) Stools indicate status, power and succession of chiefs and kings. Carved from single blocks, Asante (or Ashanti) stools traditionally have crescent-shaped seats, flat bases and complex support structures, which exist in many designs with symbolic meaning. Most had specific names and designated users. Asante stools […]

Berber Necklace

CRK 1113-2 Moroccan Berber Amber Necklace, Atlas Mountains, Marocco 50 beads – 700 gram Vintage item from the 1950s Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband who buys the jewelry for his wife, and it serves as a social emblem identifying prestige and class. In times of financial trouble, the […]

Berber-halskæde

CRK 1113-2 Antik Berber-halskæde, Atlas Mountains, Marokko 50 perler – 700 gram Vintage item from the 1950s Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband who buys the jewelry for his wife, and it serves as a social emblem identifying prestige and class. In times of financial trouble, the husband may […]

Berber Necklace

CRK 1113-1 Moroccan Berber Amber Necklace, Atlas Mountains, Marocco 33 beads– 725 gram Vintage item from the 1950s Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband who buys the jewelry for his wife, and it serves as a social emblem identifying prestige and class. In times of financial trouble, the husband […]

Berber-halskæde

CRK 1113-1 Antik Berber-halskæde, Atlas Mountains, Marokko 33 perler – 725 gram Vintage item from the 1950s Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband who buys the jewelry for his wife, and it serves as a social emblem identifying prestige and class. In times of financial trouble, the husband may […]

Berber Necklace

CRK 1113-3 – SOLD Antique Berber Necklace, Atlas Mountains, Morocco 43 beads – 1.300 gram Vintage item from the 1950s This beautiful Berber amber necklage bears clear traces of frequent use. The careful and well executed shaped repairs give the right authentic touch. Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband […]

Berber-halskæde

CRK 1113-3 – SOLGT Antik Berber-halskæde, Atlas Mountains, Marokko 43 perler – 1.300 gram Vintage item from the 1950s This beautiful Berber amber necklage bears clear traces of frequent use. The careful and well executed shaped repairs give the right authentic touch. Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband who […]

Chi Wara

       NIK 0106-14b Chi Wara, Bambara, Mali H: 40 cm (15,7″), W: 59 cm (23,2″) This Chiwara Kun dance-crest is of unusual form, the classical antelope body presenting a second head with human features appearing from the middle of the throat, yet complementing and indeed balancing the composition as a whole. Native restorations in leather […]

Chi Wara

NIK 0106-14b Chi Wara, Bambara, Mali H: 40 cm (15,7″), W: 59 cm (23,2″) This Chiwara Kun dance-crest is of unusual form, the classical antelope body presenting a second head with human features appearing from the middle of the throat, yet complementing and indeed balancing the composition as a whole. Native restorations in leather and […]

Dogon Equestrian

       NIK 0106-12 Dogon Equestrian, Mali H: 53 cm (20,9″) Equestrian Figure Dogon figures showing horses and riders depict the prestige and power surrounding an animal that has been associated with these qualities since it was introduced into West Africa more than a thousand years ago. In Dogon society, horses were generally considered a luxury […]

Benin Plaque

       CMK 0406-02 Bronze Plaque, Benin, Nigeria H: 35 cm (13,8″), W: 29 cm (11,4″) This extraordinary bronze plaque of the Benin kingdom in what is now Nigeria exhibit tree worriers in a virtuosity and sophistication of style that has astonished the Western world since they were visited in the 15th Century. Their work was […]

Benin-plade

CMK 0406-02 Bronze-plade, Benin, Nigeria H: 35 cm (13,8″), W: 29 cm (11,4″) This extraordinary bronze plaque of the Benin kingdom in what is now Nigeria exhibit tree worriers in a virtuosity and sophistication of style that has astonished the Western world since they were visited in the 15th Century. Their work was brought to […]

Lobi Head

       HCK 1207-21 – SOLD Lobi “baa’thil” Head Sculpture, Burkina Faso H: 66/74 cm (26″/29,1”) W: 11 cm (4,3”) Wood, weathered greyish brown patina Old Lobi “baathil” head stakes like this are placed in ‘sacred places’, and are meant as support for “khele”, a terrible power released by a killing. It is thrust into a […]

Ituri Mask

       HCK 1207-8 Ituri Mask with raffia, Congo H: 33 cm (13″), W: 19,5 cm (7,7″) Etori also called Ituri or Uituri is the name of a rainforest in DR Congo. The area is inhabited by many ethnic groups, that each make masks in different styles. In the northern part of the rainforest masks are […]

Fang Figure

       MCK 1099 SOLD  Bieri-figur, Fang, Gabon H: 26 cm (10,2″), W: 7 cm (2,8″) The ensemble of Fang peoples practice a cult devoted to ancestor lineages, the byeri, whose aim is to both protect themselves from the deceased and to recruit their aid in matters of daily life. This familial cult does not monopolize […]

Kafiristan Figure

       KOK 0215-4 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 124 cm (49″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan-figur

KOK 0215-4 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 124 cm (49″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan Figure

       KOK 0215-3 – SOLD Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 124 cm (49″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan-figur

KOK 0215-3 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 124 cm (49″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan Figure

       KOK 0215-2 – SOLD Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 161 cm (63″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan-figur

KOK 0215-2 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 161 cm (63″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan Figure

       KOK 0215-1 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 175 cm (69″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan-figur

KOK 0215-1 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 175 cm (69″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish private collector

Kafiristan-figur

SNK 1212-64 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 38 cm (15″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish Private Collector via a Danish gallery.

Kafiristan Figure

       SNK 1212-64 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 38 cm (15″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish Private Collector via a Danish […]

Kafiristan Figure

       SNK 1212-63 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 60 cm (23,6″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish Private Collector via a Danish […]

Kafiristan-figur

SNK 1212-63 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 60 cm (23,6″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish Private Collector via a Danish gallery.

Kafiristan Figure

       SNK 1212-24 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 44 cm (17,3″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish Private Collector via a Danish […]

Kafiristan-figur

SNK 1212-24 Kafiristan Memorial Figure, Afghanistan H: 44 cm (17,3″) Kafiristan is situated in the northeast corner of Afghanistan on the southern slope of the Hindu Kush Mountains, and bounded on the south by the Kabul River. Provenance: Collected in situ in the 1950s and sold to a Danish Private Collector via a Danish gallery.

Fang Byeri Head

       MCK 1099-3 / CRK-L- 0115-1 Fang Byeri (Nlo-byeri) Head, Gabon H: 42 cm (16,5″)), W: 15 cm (5,9″) The byeri cult, for which all Fang reliquary heads and figures were made, was a family cult that honered ancestral spirits, sought their aid and blessings, and protected the ancestral remains. The word byeri means “ancestor” […]

Corneille

   GIK 1014-2 – SOLD Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo) Chat jaune Terragraphy on metal H: 55 cm (21,7″)x 68 cm (26,8″) ED: 34/199

Corneille

   CRK 0215-1 – SOLD Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo) Chat géométrique rouge et vert Terragraphy on metal H: 56 cm (22″), W: 71 cm (28″), D: 0,2 cm (0,1″) ED: 80/199

Corneille

CRK 0215-1 Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo) Chat géométrique rouge et vert Terragrafi på metal H: 56 cm (22″), W: 71 cm (28″), D: 0,2 cm (0,1″) ED: 80/199

Luba Staff

       HCC 0308-6 Luba Figural Staff of Office (Kibango), DR Congo H: 193 cm (76″), W: 10 cm (3,9″) Sculpted staffs of office topped by a sculpted figure are known as kibango among the Luba. They serve not only to indicate a chief’s or titleholder’s rank and social status but equally serve as abstract devices […]

Chokwe Flute

       SNK 1212-58 Chokwe Flute (Luanda), Angola L: 55 cm (21,7″), Ø: 5 cm (2″) This flute with fine metal fittings works and has a great sound. African musical instruments are used to accompany dancing and singing. Some instruments are only able to make simple sounds and they are used to signal, to invoke spirits […]

Kashimiri Matayo

Kashimiri Matayo Shetani I det østlige Afrika syd for Zanzibar og Dar-es-Salaam ved grænsen mellem Tanzania og Cabo Delgado i Mozambique lever Makonde-folket. Et folk som indtil for ca. 100 år siden levede på deres plateau helt isoleret fra andre stammer. Man ved således meget lidt om deres hemmelige ritualer og ceremonier. Kun ved man […]

Kashimiri Matayo

       Kashimiri Matayo Shetani The Makonde people are a small ethnic group of barely 1.5 million people, who live in Tanzania and Mosambique. They got famous for they art in the beginning of the 20th century. In the inter-war period many Makonde families moved to the area around Dar-es-Salaam to work in sisal plantations and […]

Asmat Shield

     SRK 0414-1 Asmat Shield, Northwestern Asmat, Northwest Papua region Wood, painted H: 160 cm (63″), W: 53 cm (20,9″) Asmat shields are carved for headhunting rituals, which are organized to arrange the death of ancestors. A shield always represents an ancestor, and is named after him. It makes the owner powerful, fierce and invulnerable. […]

Baule Figure

       HCK 1110-1 Baule Female Figure, Ivory Coast Dark brown patinated wood H: 60 cm (23,6″), W: 12 cm (4,7″) Baule figures can be among the most elegant and designed pieces in Africa. Many show careful execution of face, coiffure and scarification details, with refined forms but no loss of expressiveness and power. The quiet, […]

Ijo Headdress

       HEK 0107-5 SOLD Water Spirit Headdress, Ijo, Yoruba, Nigeria Wood, polychrome painting H: 92 cm (36,2″), L: 125 cm (49,2″), W: 23 cm (9,1″) It is rare to experience such an imaginative head adornment like this Ijo (Ijaw) Water Spirit Headdress. The whole setup with mirror, birds, marine and a horse rider shows the […]

Dogon Container

       JRK 0703-1 Hogon Ceremonial Container, Dogon, Mali Wood, dark brown encrusted, partly oily patina H: 93 cm (36,6”), W: 19 cm (7,5”) This is an elaborately carved, monumental Dogon ritual vessel with a female figure on the lid and the vessel supported by a horse. The horse is fairly abstract with a large triangular […]

Ijo Headdress

       JLK 1007-11 Ijo (Ijaw)Fetish Headdress, Nigeria Wood, Kaolin H: 36 cm (14,2”), W: 17 cm (6,7”) This fetish-like object is an assemblage of wood objects painted with kaolin. A fetish is a statue or object with magical power, like an amulet, talisman or good luck charm. Common to many tribes was the belief that […]

Bamana Figure

       NIK 0602-50 – SOLD Seated Male Figure with Lance and Knife, Bamana, Mali H: 115 (45,3”) cm Wood Bamana figures such as this were the focal point of celebrations of the Jo and Gwan initiation societies (associations of men and women) in several villages in southern Mali. Female elders among the Jo and Gwan […]

Kwere Pole

       NAK 0106-22 Kwere Pole, Tanzania H: 156 cm (61,4″), W: 14 cm (5,5″) This Kweere pole was used as a ‘Stop Sign’ indicating that behind was an initiation ceremony taking place for girls, marking the transition from childhood to womanhood. The process involved various rites including isolating the girls from the surrounding for a […]

Tetela Mask

       CLC Tetela Mask, Zaïre (DR Congo) H: 54 cm (21,3″) + raffia This rare Tetela mask is an exceptionally beautiful and well-preserved piece of mask art from the Batetela tribe in Zaïre (D.R. Congo). The Batetela live in the region between Lusambo and the Upper Congo River, in the provinces of Sankuru and Maniema. […]

Kifwebe Mask

       HCK Kifwebe Mask, Songye, Congo H: 73 cm (28,7″), W: 22 cm (8,7″) This extraordinary, almost abstract, male Kifwebe mask with cockscomb is painted with different shades of brown pigment paint. A square, protruding pout is typical for the masks of the Songye tribe. These are very powerful masks, the most powerful for this particular […]

Lengola

       HCC 1207-11 Lengola, Ancestor Figure, Ubanga Nyama, Zaïre (DR Congo) Wood, pigment H: 230 cm (88″), W: 48 cm (18,5″) There are only few examples of Lengola carvings in western collections. This minimalist large authentic figure called Ubanga Nyama is made of separate pieces of wood that are pegged together. Figures like this are […]

Senufo Figure

       JEC 0799-1 Senufo Figure, Ivory Coast H: 15 cm (5,9″), W: 4,5 cm (1,8″) Træ, sortbrun skinnende patina This expressive female figure is from the Senufo people of Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso. She is very well carved with the hallmarks of classic Senufo sculpture in terms of details and style. The surface […]

Kwere Spoon

       LCK 0604-8 Kwere Spoon, Tanzania H: 30,5 cm (12″), W: 6 cm (2,4″) Spoons like this are given by the women of the society to the most hospitable, talented and popular woman in society and acts as a sort of ‘challenge cup’ with a new illustrious owner year to year. African spoons symbolize social […]

Kwere Figure

       FL 202/24c Kwere Figure, Mwana Hiti Doll, Kwere, Tanzania H: 14 cm (5,5″), W: 5 cm (2″) The Mwana Hiti figures are commonly known for being used in girls initiation ceremonies. If a woman has problems bearing children, she “adopts” the wooden child until she herself has a child.

Fang Figure

       MCK 1099 – SOLD Bieri Figure, Fang, Gabon H: 24 cm (9,4″), W: 7 cm (2,8″) The ensemble of Fang peoples practice a cult devoted to ancestor lineages, the byeri, whose aim is to both protect themselves from the deceased and to recruit their aid in matters of daily life. This familial cult does […]

Makonde Sceptre

       BLK 1104-02 Ceremonial Sceptre, Makonde, Tanzania Wood H: 48 cm (18,9″) A very beautifully carved scepter in dark-brown, hard wood, depicting a man seated with his hands placed under his knees. A snake twists round the scepter. Probably used as ceremonial staff. Today these are carried by dignitaries as prestigious objects and as symbols […]

Asante Kuduo

       NAK 0607-3 Asante Brass Container, Kuduo, Ghana H: 30 cm (11,8″), W: 16 cm (6,3″) Kuduo were used in many ways by the Asante and Akan peoples. They held gold dust, cowrie shells, and other valuables; but could also be found in important political and ritual contexts. Some kuduo were buried with their owners, […]

Dan Spoon

       SNK 1212-40 Dan Ceremonial Spoon, Liberia Pregnant woman as handle H: 49 cm (19,3″), W: 10,5 cm (4,1″), D: 7 cm (2,8″) Large ceremonial ladles are carved to honor a particular Dan woman from each village quarter who has distinguished herself among her fellow women by generosity and hospitality. The ladles had spiritual power […]

Itombwe oracle

     TMK 1011-1  Itombwe (friction oracle), Kuba people, Zaïre (DR Congo) Patinated wood H: 7 cm (2,8″), L: 29,5 cm (11,6″), W: 4 cm (1,6″) This Itombwe (friction oracle) instrument of divination is distinguished by the striking interpretation of a prominent local person. The dynamic of the stylized forms is accentuated by the tension of […]

Medicinalter

TMK 1011-1 – SOLGT Medicine Powder Altar, Kuba (Showa), Zaïre (DR Congo) Træ H: 7 cm (2,8″), L: 29,5 cm (11,6″), W: 4 cm (1,6″) Used for the Medicine Man to put a powder on top of this ‘alter’ and rub it back and forth to ‘suck’ out the power. The patient must then eat […]

Lega Mask

       NAK Lega Passport Mask, Congo H: 16 cm (6,3″), W: 7 cm (2,8″) The Lega passport mask with face painted in white is used by the Lega people living near the northern end of Lake Tanganyika on the banks of the Lualaba River in the DR Congo. They are also known as the Warega. […]

Lega Mask

       NAK 0607-8c – SOLD Lega Passport Mask, Congo H: 14,5 cm (5,7″), W: 9 cm (3,5″) The Lega passport mask with face painted in white is used by the Lega people living near the northern end of Lake Tanganyika on the banks of the Lualaba River in the DR Congo. They are also known […]

Dogon Equestrian

       NAK 0610-5 Equestrian, Dogon, Mali H: 17 cm (6,7″), W: 7,5 cm (3″) This Dogon Bronze Sculpture of a Horse and Rider was made by the Dogon people in Mali. The Dogon civilization dates to the 13th or 14th century. Objects from this period are quite rare. This figure is a funerary piece, buried […]

Chi Wara

       CIK 0608-1 Chi Wara, Bambara, Mali H: 35 cm (13,8″) Bamana Chi Wara (Ci Wara, Tyi Wara) from Mali, represent and honor the mythological half man / half antelope hero who taught man how to cultivate the soil. They were danced in pairs and celebrate the union of male (sun), female (earth) and fibre […]

Ituri Mask

       HCK 0607-3 Ituri Mask, Congo H: 37 cm (14,6″), W: 17 cm (6,7″) Etori also called Ituri or Uituri is the name of a rainforest in DR Congo. The area is inhabited by many ethnic groups, that each make masks in different styles. In the northern part of the rainforest masks are made in […]

Lega Mask

       SNK1212-28 Lega “Idimu” Mask, Congo H: 25 cm (9,5”), W: 18 cm (7”) Wood, white kaolin Mask like this called ’idimu’ are used in several different ceremonies related to the initiation into the the five progressive levels of the Bwami Society. In the kanyamwa ritual, two women dressed in bark cloth and seated behind […]

Luba Figure

       AHK 0602-17 Luba Female Figure, DR Congo Fertility Figure H: 26 cm (10,2″) This young girl figure symbolizes “the desire for a safe birth” and according to Neyt’s superb book, LUBA, “The representation of women is omnipresent in Luba art. It is through the woman that the ancestor reveals himself anew in the child”. […]

Akuba Figure

       LCC 0198 Akuba Figure, Fertility Doll, Asante, Ghana H: 35 cm (13,8″) West Ghana is the home of the Ashanti tribe for whom the fertility doll is very important. This fetish, the Ashanti figure is called an akuaba or akaba. Made of polished wood, and stained black, the head is in the shape of […]

Akuba Figure

       HAK 0400-3 Akuba Figure, Fertility Doll, Asante, Ghana H: 35 cm (13,8″), W: 12 cm (4,7″) West Ghana is the home of the Ashanti tribe for whom the fertility doll is very important. This fetish, the Ashanti figure is called an akuaba or akaba. Made of polished wood, and stained black, the head is […]

Ugqoko Meat Tray

       Ugqoko Meat Tray, Zulu, South Africa L: 62 cm (24,4″), W: 16,5 cm (6,5″) The styles and sizes of meat platters, called ugqoko, are varied. Generally they consist of one large rectangular bowl with rounded corners flanked on each end by handles. More uncommon examples consist of two round bowls with a tray in […]

Ugqoko Meat Tray

       Ugqoko Meat Tray, Zulu, South Africa L: 55 cm (21,7″), W: 17 cm (6,7″) The styles and sizes of meat platters, called ugqoko, are varied. Generally they consist of one large rectangular bowl with rounded corners flanked on each end by handles. More uncommon examples consist of two round bowls with a tray in […]

Ugqoko Meat Tray

       Ugqoko Meat Tray, Zulu, South Africa L: 44 cm (17,3″), W: 21,5 cm (8,5″) The styles and sizes of meat platters, called ugqoko, are varied. Generally they consist of one large rectangular bowl with rounded corners flanked on each end by handles. More uncommon examples consist of two round bowls with a tray in […]

Senufo Figure

       TMK 0710-5 Senufo Figure, Ivory Coast H: 28 cm (11″), W: 7,5 cm (3″) This finely carved figure comes from the Senufo people. Senufo figures vary a great deal, but nevertheless can be identified by their heart-shaped faces, arrowshaped noses and crescent coiffures. Their height varies from 15 to 120 cm. The Senufo produce […]

Toma Fetish

       NAK 0106-35 Toma Fetish, Guinea H: 15 cm (5,9″) A fetish is a statue or object with magical power, like an amulet, talisman or good luck charm. In traditional, tribal Africa, especially in Zaire, these beliefs are manifested in some of the most expressive and magical power figures ever created. This exhibit brings together […]

Toma Fetish

       NAK 0106-36 – SOLD Toma Fetish, Guinea H: 12,5 cm (4,9″) A fetish is a statue or object with magical power, like an amulet, talisman or good luck charm. In traditional, tribal Africa, especially in Zaire, these beliefs are manifested in some of the most expressive and magical power figures ever created. This exhibit […]

Dogon Bracelet

       NAK 1114-2 Dogon Bracelet, Mali Bronze H: 10,5 cm (4,1″), Ø: 10,5 (4,1″), D: 4 cm (1,6″) Weight: 300 g This is a very rare and magnificent example of a Dogon bracelet – attributed to the Hogon (Dogon king). It shows old patina from usage, and is decorated with a couple (ancestors) and protective […]

Lega Pendant

       NAK 1114-4a – SOLD Lega Ivory Pendant, DR Congo H: 3 cm (1,2″) Weight: 20 gram Honey- and darkbrown patina Ivory Pendant The Lega people are amongst Africa’s best- known carvers and artists. Currently settled in the Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, they believe themselves to be descended from an […]

Lega Pendant

       NAK 1114-4c Lega Ivory Pendant, DR Congo H: 3 cm (1,2″) Weight: 20 gram Honey- and darkbrown patina Ivory Pendant The Lega people are amongst Africa’s best- known carvers and artists. Currently settled in the Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, they believe themselves to be descended from an eponymous ancestor […]

Lega Pendant

       NAK 1114-4b Lega Ivory Pendant, DR Congo H: 3 cm (1,2″) Weight: 20 gram Honey- and darkbrown patina Ivory Pendant The Lega people are amongst Africa’s best- known carvers and artists. Currently settled in the Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, they believe themselves to be descended from an eponymous ancestor […]

Lega Pendant

       NAK 1114-4a Lega Ivory Pendant, DR Congo H: 3 cm (1,2″) Weight: 20 gram Honey- and darkbrown patina Ivory Pendant The Lega people are amongst Africa’s best- known carvers and artists. Currently settled in the Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, they believe themselves to be descended from an eponymous ancestor […]

Dogon Equestrian

       NAK 1114-1 – SOLD Dogon Equestrian Figure, Mali Bronze H: 12,5 cm (4,9″), L: 10,5 cm (4,1″), W: 3,5 cm (1,4″) Weight: 300 g This cast equestrian figure expresses status, prestige and power. It would bring honor to the ancestors, the current leadership and the owner of the sculpture. Although rare, horsemen as icon […]

Yaka Flute

       NAK 1114-3 Yaka Wooden Flute, Yaka, DR Congo H: 14 cm (5,5″), W: 5 cm (2″) This is a fine, little reddish colored wooden flute by the Yaka people and are among the most important art forms in Africa, used both as a musical instrument and as a work of sculpture significant in many […]

Kple Kple Mask

       NAK 0613-13 – SOLD Baule, Goli/Kple Kple Mask, Ivory Coast, Africa H: 51 cm (20,1″), W: 27 cm (10,6″) This is a very nicely carved mask, called kple kple, a specific type of mask from the Baule people. Common features of the kple kple disc shaped facemasks include antelope shaped horns, round eyes, rectangular […]

Biga Figure

       NAK 0610-3 – SOLD Biga Fertility Doll, Mossi, Burkina Faso H: 36 cm (14,2″), W: 5,5 cm (2,2″) Mossi dolls are typically carved by male blacksmiths and are given to girls for play. The child calls it biiga (“child”), and carries the doll about with her, tucking it into the waistband of her skirt, […]

Mossi Figure

       NAK 0610-1 Mossi Mother Figure, Burkina Faso H: 44 cm, W: 15 cm This is a very stylized abstract Mossi female figure carved from wood by village smiths and carvers, with heavy breasts and wearing a special and ceremonial coiffure for initiations This one is a rare example of a Mossi ‘mother’ figure quite […]

Dinka

   HCK 1114-2 Dinka Headrest, Sudan H: 17,5 cm (6,9″), L: 20 cm (7,9″), W: 14 cm (5,5″) Headrests are used as pillows to help someone to have good sleep. They also used as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stool. As a personal object, the headrest […]

Hunde Mask

       HCK 1114-1 Hunde Mask, DR Congo H: 35 cm (13,8″), W: 15 cm (5,9″) The Hunde are a small tribe established in the east part of the Condo, just above the Lake Kivu. The capital of ther region is Maisi. The are very close to the Lega, the Kanu and the Havu.

Makonde Figure

       FLK 0702-383 Makonde Figure, Tanzania Modern Maconde Carving Makonde woodcarvings symbolizes African traditional culture. Among the major representatives of Tanzanian figurative art are the Makonde people, who are renowned throughout East Africa for their original and often highly fanciful carvings. Authentic Makonde carvings are made from ebony wood. The Makonde are one of the […]

Body Mask

       LUK 702-10 – SOLD Pregnant Woman Mask, Makonde, Tanzania H: 61 cm (24″), W: 31 cm (12,2″) Age: Very old This special body mask, carved from wood with breasts and swollen stomach and adorned with Makonde scarification bars which are symbols of tribal pride and beauty. The body mask along with a matching female […]

Lega Mask

       LCK 702-13 Lega (Bwami) Mask, DR Congo Wood, white pigments H: 17,5 cm (6,9″), W: 14 cm (5,5″) Lega mask (lukwakongo or idimu) like this one are used as initiation objects in the Bwami society. The Lega masks are divided into five types according to material, size, and form: lukwakongo, kayam-ba, idimu, muminia, and […]

Fang Mask

       NAK 1011-3 Fang Mask, Gabon H: 52 cm (29,5″), W: 18 cm (7,1″) A vast majority of the Fang tribe, inhabit the equatorial rain forest in Gabon. A Fang mask is worn by spiritual leaders during rituals, to drive away evil spirits, or as symbols depicting wealth and prosperity. The Fang people used masks […]

Baule Comb

     NAK 0610-26 Baule Comb, Ivory Coast and Ghana This comb with six 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 social status, ethnic origin, gender, age and more. […]

Dogon Casket

       SCK 0704-5 Turtle Casket, Dogon, Mali This fine, small bronze container, which is shaped like a turtle has been used by a distinguished lady to contain her make up. The scent of perfume is still in the container. Dogon art is extremely versatile, although common stylistic characteristics – such as a tendency towards stylization […]

Helmet Mask

       CRK 0115-10 Senufo Deguele Helmet Mask, Senufo, Ivory Coast Wood, ritual patination with blue markings H: 38 cm (15), W: 22 cm (8,7″) This is a very fine Senufo Deguele helmet mask of hollowed domed shape perforated around the edges for attachments and it has a raised curved top with two finely shaped ears […]

Milk Container

   CRK 0115-9 Hima Milk Container, Uganda H: 22 cm (8,7”), Ø: 19 cm (7,5”) Wood, narrow neck, banded body A superb example of a traditional, wooden, dairy vessel from Uganda. Made from a single piece of wood, the interior is hollowed by a combination of heat and carving until very thin walls are achieved. […]

Ceremonial Spoon

     LCK 0604-5b Ceremonial Spoon, Kwere, Tanzania Wood H: 51 cm (19,5″) Spoons like this are given by the women of the society to the most hospitable, talented and popular woman in society and acts as a sort of ‘challenge cup’ with a new illustrious owner year to year. African spoons symbolize social values such […]

Ceremonial Spoon

     LCK 0604-5A Ceremonial Spoon, Kwere, Tanzania Wood H: 48,5 cm (18,5″) Spoons like this are given by the women of the society to the most hospitable, talented and popular woman in society and acts as a sort of ‘challenge cup’ with a new illustrious owner year to year. African spoons symbolize social values such […]

Zande Ceramic

       HCK 1113-1 Zande/Mangbetu Ceramic, Congo. H: 50 (19,7″), Ø: 36 (14,2″) This clay vessel decorated with a female bust comes from the Azande/Zande people or the Mangbetu who lived in the Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in the region of savanna and forest. Pots like this were either made for daily use for […]

Berber Container

     HCK 0609-1 Vintage Berber Container, Marocco H: 35 cm (13,8″) This very delicate and well protected terracotta container from the banks of the River Abu Reg Reg in the Rabat region in Morocco was probably used to store the local cheese called jbna. In a land of great natural beauty, Moroccan ceramic and terracotta […]

Bronze Leopard

       CMK 0406-6 – SOLD Bronze Leopard Head, Benin H: 22 cm (8,7″), W: 16 cm (6,3″) Numerous bronze heads and figures were cast by the Yuroba tribe in Nigeria , where the new Oba (king) would dedicate an altar to his predecessor. The leopard was the sole property of the Oba and the royal […]

Boli

       NAK 0614-14 Boli Figure, Bamana, Mali Medium: Clay and organic materials H: 54 cm (21,3″), W: 20 cm (7,9″), D: 18 cm (7,1″) This object, called a boli (pl. boliw), once played as a central role in the ritual life of a Bamana village in Mali. Such power objects are owned by male initiation […]

Benin Plaque

     SOLD Plaque, Benin Bronze H: 18 cm (7,1″), W: 13 cm (5,1″), D: 3,5 cm (1,4″) The plaques were mounted on the walls of the Oba’s Palace and record the history of the Benin kingdom. Most depict the king or warrior chiefs

Pendant

       AKK 0610-1 Benin Court Official Edo Pendant, Nigeria Copper alloy H: 15 cm (5,9”), W: 6 cm (2,4”) This pendant or ornament were worn by Benin court officials, who have worn a variety of brass ornaments as part of their elaborate regalia for ceremonial occasions. The ornament portrays a person as a royal Edo […]

Bronze Head

       CMK 0406-8 Benin Bronze Oba Head, South Central Nigeria King/queen H: 52 cm (20,5″), W: 15 cm (5,9″) Bronze (kobber legering) This exceptional bronze royal head from Ife (Ile-Ife) acted as effective symbolic expressions of a concept central to Benin life: man’s activities on earth are subject to ancestral will. The living king, or […]

Bronze Head

        CMK 0503-3 Benin Bronze Oba Head, South Central Nigeria H: 47 cm (18,5″), W: 18 cm (7,1″) Bronze (copper alloy) This exceptional bronze royal head from Ife (Ile-Ife) acted as effective symbolic expressions of a concept central to Benin life: man’s activities on earth are subject to ancestral will. The living king, or Oba, […]

Bamileke Bowl

        BHK 0106-11 -SOLD Bamileke Bowl, Cameroon 54 cm (21,3″) Provenance: Private collection. A bowl with carved handle and incised motifs on the sides. This bowl has its origin among the Bamikele people in Cameroon. The Bamikele are the largest tribal group in Cameroon. Art from Cameroon is diverse in its many forms, materials […]

Songye Ceramic

     HCC 0805-12 – SOLD Songye Ceramic Container, Congo H: 18 cm (7,1″) Writing in 1905 and 1906, the German ethnographer Leo Frobenius praised Songye pottery, attributing to it a “plainly astonishing beauty and a copious but measurable abundance of forms.” Indeed Frobenius recorded over two hundred different types of Songye pots, many of which […]

Songye Ceramic

     HCC 0805-11 Songye Ceramic Container, Congo H: 25 cm (9,8″) Writing in 1905 and 1906, the German ethnographer Leo Frobenius praised Songye pottery, attributing to it a “plainly astonishing beauty and a copious but measurable abundance of forms.” Indeed Frobenius recorded over two hundred different types of Songye pots, many of which were variations […]

Hairpin

       CMK 0797- SOLD Kwere or Zaramo Figural Hairpin, Tanzania Bronze figure mounted on acrylic base H: 22 cm (8,7″), weight: 200 g This Kwere or Zaramo Figural Hairpin is from the central and northern coastal region in Tanzania. Refined skill and care has gone into the carving of this unusually elegant, elongated abstract female […]

Hårnål

CMK 0797- Kwere or Zaramo Figural Hairpin, Tanzania Bronze figure mounted on acrylic base H: 22 cm (8,7″), weight: 200 g This Kwere or Zaramo Figural Hairpin is from the central and northern coastal region in Tanzania. Refined skill and care has gone into the carving of this unusually elegant, elongated abstract female figure seated […]

Milk Container

LCK 0702-15a Nyankole Milk Container, Uganda H: 26 cm (10,2”) Ø: 24 cm (9,4”) Wood, narrow neck, banded body with a lid made of tightly woven plant thread A superb example of a traditional, wooden, dairy vessel from Uganda. Made from a single piece of wood, the interior is hollowed by a combination of heat […]

Dogon Bracelet

       MLK 204-22 Dogon Bracelet, Mali Bronze H: 10 cm (3,9”), L: 7 cm (2,8”), W: 1,5 cm (0,6”), weight: 200 gram A beautiful sculpture in shape of a bracelet. Dogon woman on the top. The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of the country of Mali, in Western Africa, […]

Onile Figures

       NAK 0613-7 Kneeling pair of Onile Figures of “Ogboni society”, Yoruba, Nigeria H: 13,5 cm (5,3″) & 15 cm (5,9″) Provenance: Private Belgian collection. A male and a female figure, the arms angled, with both hands showing the “ogboni gesture” (= both fists on top of each other in front of the breast), wide […]

Zulu Spoon

     PKK 0607-1 Zulu Spoon, South Africa L: 31,5 cm (12,4″) Provenance: From a Danish collection. In Zulu custom, a little food or drink was spilled or “fed” to the ancestors. Because of this religious significance, utensils and containers were not spiritually neutral. Zulu spoons are subtly figurative. The bowl of the spoon is like […]

Shilluk

     RNK 0614 – SOLD Shilluk headrest, Sudan Headrests are used as pillows to help someone to have good sleep. They also used as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stool. As a personal object, the headrest has become part of the individual. Usually, when the person […]

Dan/Geh Mask

       SNK 1212-27 Dan/Geh Mask, Liberia H: 30 cm (11,8″), W: 14 cm (5,5″) This stylized mask with abstract geometric features may come from the Dan/Geh of Liberia. Among the Geh, similar masks are used as agents of social control and may play the role of judges, gods or protectors of young initiates in Poro […]

Lega Mask

       HCK 0612-8 Lega Mask, Congo H: 12 cm (4,7″), W: 8,5 cm (3,3″) Provenance: Private Belgian collection. This small, bearded lukwakongo mask is from the insignia of the Bwami subgroup yananio, the last grade before reaching the pinnacle in the association. Representing the ideal Lega man, it is not only an object of transformation […]

Zulu Spoon

       HCK 9509/4 Zulu Spoon Like many other African domestic objects, some spoons are aesthetically enhanced and exceed the function that is commonly assigned to them. In the south-eastern regions of Africa such elaboration is generally non-figurative and integrated into the form of the object. Spoons embody many complex associations relating to ownership and are […]

Makonde Bust

       JLK Makonde Male Bust, Tanzania H: 24 cm (9,4″), W: 13 cm (5,1″) Age: Early to mid 20th Century. This marvelously carved male head is probably done by a Makonde artist in Tanzania for a ‘white’ and was later purchased at a Paris gallery in the 1960s by a Danish collector. Until 2012 it […]

Mangbetu Vessel

       HCC 0805-5 Mangbetu Figurative Vessel, Zaïre (D. R. Congo) This fine, round, dark gray vessel depicts a caricature of a Mangbetu woman. The Mangbetu or Monbuttu lives in the Orientale Province in the north-eastern corner of what was once the Belgium Congo, formerly Zaire – currently the Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC. […]

Bronze Bracelet

     CMK 1099-1 Bronze Bracelet, Cameroon H: 23 cm (9,1″), W: 11 cm (4,3″) Copper-alloy (bronze or brass) Though often identified as a currency type a bracelet such as this also served as a prestige object available in most instances to elites within Bamun society of Cameroon. It is an extraordinary example of the skill […]

Dan Mask

       EBK 0314-2 Dan Mask, Ivory Coast H: 22 cm (8,7″), W: 13,5 cm (5,3″) A fine Dan Mask with circular eyes, arched brows and a pierced mouth with prominent lips. The mask is encircled by three grooved borders and the edge of the mask is pierced for attachment of costume. It has a fine […]

Guro Mask

       EBK 0314-3 Guro “Kweni“ Mask, Ivory Coast H: 37 cm (14,6″), W: 13 cm ( 5,1 “) This beautifully carved and brown polished Guro mask represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble a supernatural being. Gu is often depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. Important characteristics found in Guro art are; […]

Bronze Warrior

        AMK 0597-9 – SOLD Bronze Warrior, Benin, Nigeria H: 28,5 cm (11,2″), W: 13 cm (5,1″) Bronze molded by the lost vax method This fine Benin Bronze Warrior is guarding the king, or Oba who has reigned, with his ancestors, from the 15th century. Styles have changed over the years. Although similar to […]

Zulu Spoon

       CAK 9901 Zulu Ladle Spoon, South Africa Age: Early 20th century. Like many other African domestic objects, some spoons are aesthetically enhanced and exceed the function that is commonly assigned to them. In the south-eastern regions of Africa such elaboration is generally non-figurative and integrated into the form of the object. Spoons embody many complex […]

Kneeling Angel

     SNK 1212-25 Kneeling Angel, India? H: 14,5 cm (5,7″), W: 4,5 cm (1,8″), D: 8,5 cm (3,3″) Provenance: Private Danish collection. It was either acquired directly from Lau (Laurence) Sunde’s collection in Copenhagen, which dates back to the 1940s, or Lau (Laurence) Sunde was an adviser to the collector. Sunde had a “Etnografica” boutique […]

Mandau Sword

   SNK 1212-1 Mandau Dayak Headhunter’s Sword, Dayak people, Kalimantan Island, Indonesia L: 63 cm (24,8″) Sword and knife,decorate with hairs and teeth taken from the decapitated victims The mandau is the traditional weapon of the Dayak of Kalimantan, Indonesia. In the past, the majority of the native people living in the island of Kalimantan, […]

Kissi Figure

     BHK 0106-17 Pomdo Figure, Kissi, Guinea H: 15 cm (5,9″) Age: Ca. 15th-16th century. Soapstone “Pomdo” figure, with large head and characteristic bulging eyes and distended nostrils. Sculpture standing in an upright and elevated position with arms down the side. The “Pomdo” figures originate from previous inhabitants, are unearthed by the Kissi, worshiped as […]

Corneille

HMC 0816-16 Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo) Menora and the Peace Dove,  2008 Aqua gravure 59 cm (23,2″) x 41 cm (16,1″) ED: 93/120 The original painting is on the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and is a commissioned work by the Israeli government in 2006.

Corneille

HMC 0816-16 Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo) Menora og fredsduen,  2008 Aqua gravure 59 cm (23,2″) x 41 cm (16,1″) ED: 93/120

Robert Jacobsen

HMC 0913-11 Robert Jacobsen Uden titel Original tusch Original tusch tegning, som har tilhørt forfatter og journalist Henning O’Stits kunstsamling. Robert Jacobsen og Henning O’Stit var nære venner og O’Stit erhvervede sig nogle af kunstnerens bedste værker. 73 cm (28,7″) x 87 cm (43,5″)

Asger Jorn

HMC 0213-9 Asger Jorn Uden titel, 1972 Litografi Sidste litografi, som Asger Jorn lavede i 1972 før han døde i 1973. Bemærk hvor velbevaret dette tryk er, ingen syremærker og pletter i papiret. Disse ses ofte i kanterne af tryk hvor 2-3 cm af kanten mangler. 39 cm (15,4″) x 53, 5 cm (21,1″)

Asger Jorn

HMC 0214-6 Asger Jorn Untitled, 1944 Colour lithography ED: E.A. (approved by the artist) 63,5 cm (25″) x 78,5 cm (30,9″) This lithograph is included in the collection of MoMA Click here for more information on MoMA’s website

Ivory Pendant

   NAK 0614-6 Ivory Pendant, Lega?, Zaïre (DR Congo) H: 7,5 cm (2,9”), W: 2,2 cm (0,8”) This exceptional ivory necklace appears in a bright, golden-yellow color in a graceful manner and demonstrates a certain age. It could be worn by a man or a woman, and is sure to get the wearer a lot […]