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Ivory Divination Tapper # 2, Nigeria, Yoruba Peoples

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1900   item# 1202790 (stock# 1-0760)

Ivory Divination Tapper # 2, Nigeria, Yoruba Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 450 

Divination tapper of slightly curved shape, nicely carved with geometric designs on its upper part. Ivory, with honey-colored age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba Peoples, 19th century. Height: 10 1/8" (25,6 cm). Erosion, age cracks (no danger), a few chips, otherwise very good condition.


Deformity Mask, Gabon, Pende Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1960   item# 1201279 (stock# 1-0757)

Deformity Mask, Gabon, Pende Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1200 

Rare "Mbangu" deformity mask, showing a distorted face. Wood, with traces of black and white pigments. Africa, Gabon, Pende Peoples. Height: 12" (30 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accident restored locally, chips, age cracks, otherwise good condition. NOTE: Representations of distorted faces are rare in African art. They symbolize the effects of epileptic crisis, which are supposed to be a manifestation of the spirits. The use of black and white pigme ...click for details


Ivory Divination Tapper # 1, Yoruba Peoples, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1900   item# 1200582 (stock# 1-0756)

Ivory Divination Tapper # 1, Yoruba Peoples, 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 390 

Divination tapper of slightly curved shape, nicely carved with geometric designs on its upper part. Ivory, with dark-brown age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba Peoples, 19th century. Height: 10" (25 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on custom metal stand. Erosion, a few chips, otherwise good condition.


Rare Helmet Mask, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1200449 (stock# 1-0753)

Rare Helmet Mask, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1500 

Janus-shaped helmet mask, the two back-to-back faces of a similar expression, surmounted by a semi circular flat coiffe. Wood, with glossy age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples. Height: 14" (35 cm). Old insect infestations (no danger), small accidents and chips, otherwise very good condition.


Black Tsangui Mask, Gabon, Punu Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1198638 (stock# 1-0749)

Black Tsangui Mask, Gabon, Punu Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1900 

Very old and nicely carved black mask, of typical conical coiffe and slightly smiling feminine face. Wood, fine patina. Africa, Gabon, Punu Peoples, Tsangui sub-group. Height: 13 1/4" (34 cm). Old accident on left side of coiffe, erosion due to age, otherwise very good condition. Ex. old French collection.


Female Figure, Ivory Coast, Baule Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1960   item# 1195815 (stock# 1-0736)

Female Figure, Ivory Coast, Baule Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 600 

Fine female figure, with typical hairdo, hands on breasts, scarifications on face, breasts and abdomen, bent legs, standing on rounded base. Wood, nice dark-brown patina. Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule Peoples. height: 18" (45 cm). Very good condition.


Very Old Mask, Dan Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1135645 (stock# 1-0676)

Very Old Mask, Dan Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 350 

Typical "zakpai" mask, with circular eyes, protruding mouth with animal teeth. Red cloth and metal circles around the eyes, and red cloth also on the upper lip. Beard made of rope affixed under the chin. The mask itself is made of wood with a nice partly encrusted patina. Africa, Ivory Coast, Dan Peoples, early 20th century. Height: 9 1/4" (23,7 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accident on top (see photo), otherwise good condition.


Rare Mangbetu Female Figurine

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1960   item# 1115214 (stock# 1-0651)

Rare Mangbetu Female Figurine
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 300 

Standing female figurine, with typical coiffe and elongated head, scarifications on face and torso, arms alongside and separated from torso, small breasts, straight legs and big stylized feet. Wood, fine dark-brown semi-glossy patina. Africa, D.R. Congo, Mangbetu Peoples. Height: 11 7/8" (30 cm). The statue is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accident on left shoulder (local restoration), erosion, otherwise good condition.


Highly Unusual Male Statue, Lobi Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1960   item# 1108019 (stock# 1-0645)

Highly Unusual Male Statue, Lobi Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Very old and strangely shaped male standing figure with arms alongside torso. Beautifully patinated wood. Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi Peoples. Height: 15 7/8" (39,5 cm). Strong erosion suggesting high age, otherwise good condition. Ex. old French collection.


Fine Helmet Mask, Nigeria, Ekoi Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1950   item# 963083 (stock# 1-0599)

Fine Helmet Mask, Nigeria, Ekoi Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 700 

Small helmet mask in the shape of a human bust resting on a wicker base. Wood, covered with animal skin, human hair. Base made of bamboo slices arranged together and attached to the bust via holes around the bust base. Nice dark brown patina, eyes and teeth coloured with kaolin. Africa, Nigeria, Ekoi Peoples. Height: 8" (20,3 cm). Obvious signs of use and age, tiny insect infestation all around (no blemish and no danger), otherwise very good condition. Ex. old European collection. A truly f ...click for details


Ivory Oliphant, Africa, Bakongo Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 790790 (stock# 1-0552)

Ivory Oliphant, Africa, Bakongo Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Old oliphant, carved at its top in the shape of a king sitting cross-legged on a round stool and holding a scepter with both hands, surmounting two slaves in relief on each side, its back opening in the shape of a mouthpiece, and ending at its base in a large opening. Ivory, with a fine honey coloured patina. Africa, R.D. Congo, Bakongo Peoples, late 19th/early 20th century. Height: 11 1/4" (28,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Large chip at base (see photo no 11), ...click for details

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