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A Fine Kwele Carved and Painted Wood Face Mask, DRC
A Fine and Rare Dan Female Standing Wakemia Carved Wood Spoon LiberiaFine and Rare Elema Mask Gulf Province Orokoko Bay Papua New Guinea PNC

Robert & Nancy Nooter Estate Fine African Art

Starts on: Oct 15, 2023 7:00 PM EDT
United StatesLorton, VA, US
Kuba Peoples Embroidered Raffia Textile
A Copper or Copper Alloy Prestige Fan, Ashanti peoples, Republic of Ghana, West Africa,Herbalists Staff, Wrought Iron, Yoruba Peoples, Nigeria, West Africa

African Textiles and Artifacts-Dr. Gould

Starts on: Oct 12, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
United StatesPrinceton, NJ, US
Dan - Costa d'Avorio/Liberia  Lot consisting of three small anthropomorphic masks of various sizes.
Ashanti - Ghana  Anthropomorphic female Ashanti or Fanti sculpture. Black patina hardwood. .Yaka - Repubblica Democratica del Congo   Anthropomorphic sculpture.Wood with reddish-brown patina


Starts on: Oct 04, 2023 5:00 AM EDT
ItalyBrescia (BS), Italy, IT

African Antique

Throughout the years, the impact of African art on contemporary Western artists has been profound. Collecting antique art from Africa is much more than a hobby. What differentiates African art from western styles is the variety of materials, the tribal patterns and the exquisite craftsmanship. African art tends to be figurative, emphasizing the human form through geometric abstraction. This style applies to art, painting, sculpture, architecture and even fashion. Most of the African artworks are made of wood, bronze, watercolors, oil pastels, rocks, marble, fabric and clay. Many well-known artists have been inspired by the African culture and art, including Pablo Picasso, Giacometti and Matisse. For instance, Picasso created many woodworks, bronze sculptures and ceramic pieces, since he was deeply influenced by the beauty of the African masks. In African culture, people are inspired by nature and their gods and to create beautiful masks to honor their ancestors. In many cases,