A dramatic carved wooden mask accented with red mineral pigment and decorated with strong linear designs. The "nsembu" mask
A Rare and fine Bembe Double eyed mask, carved wood with kaolin clay accents around the double eyes, well handled edges and
A carved wooden door lock with anthropomorphic form, heavy well handled surface patina and signs of use over generations.
A very fine and rare Dogon or Tellem peoples Bronze shrine figure from Mali, West Africa. The tellum cultures dates to pre
This is a very fine and rare early20th century Ibibio mask from Nigeria, west Africa. A dramatic carved wooden mask with
A Charming Old carved wooden helmet mask from the Yoruba of Nigeria. A Gelede festival mask of a police officer or soldier.
A very rare ancient Pre-Dogon peoples shrine idol with a heavily encrusted surface of offerings. The Tellem were the
A wonderful highly stylized bronze memorial head, cast using the lost wax method and with traditional features of the Yoruba
A carved wooden shrine idol in the form of a Bateba ti puo (Dangerous Figure) Used to block the entrance of harmful forces
This is a fragment of a truly ancient African sculpture in a "thinker" pose. The Nok civilization of Nigeria, an
Baule Blolo Bian Figure, African tribal carved wooden sculpture of a seated elder male figure. Excellent condition, Measures
A very fine antique bronze hairpin with a highly stylized Horse & Rider on top of a open work design and tiered handle. The
A very unusual Kuba Clyster (or enema tube) (Fing Bukaan) with a stylized ancestral head as the bowl if the implement. Such
A fine Antelope Bronze gold weight, cast in the lost wax method and used as a scale weight for selling Gold dust by the
A very rare carved wooden panel depicting a Kifwebe society mask, accented with linear designs and mineral pigments. Songye
A Uncommon elongated and exaggerated face mask from the Kuba Ngeende peoples, of the DRC / Congo Africa. Carved wooden with
A Carved wooden headrest with undeniable well handled surface patina and signs of use and age. The Headrest was embellished
A hand forged Iron Phallus from the FON peoples and part of the Vodun religion. It is said that such relics were placed in
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African carved wood box, 20th c., decorated with relief carved geometric patterns, fitted with figural lid and handles,
A very rare and fascinating miniature Bwa shrine maskette of an antelope. Carved wooden with energetic incised designs
A very weathered and well handled old carved wooden mask with open face eyes and signs of handling and wear. Lega peoples,
A very rare and quite old carved wooden effigy with undeniable well handled and worn surface, a golden honey colored patina
Yorba Nigeria, African tribal carved wooden sculpture of male figure on horseback with red ochre finish. Excellent
A rare old wooden magic fetish with a well handled surface and strong visual presence. Luba or Kusu peoples, DRC/ Congo,
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Hermann Historica spotlights antique arms and armor May 27
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LiveAuctioneers announces partnership with Bonhams
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