Yoruba male twin figure, Nigeria, early 20th century with Antiquity beads, Depicted standing upright with linear scarifications to cheeks, bejewelled with antique beads, of rich red/brown patination, 24 cm high
A large & fine Songe Kifwebe mask, the grooved pattern on the face of the mask is a common characteristic of a Kifwebe mask from the Songye tribe in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central sub-Saharan Africa. The white paint in the grooves symboliz
A West African Senufo tribal mask, 20th century, Ivory Coast, in timber and of highly stylised form, with a prominent brow, tapering to a pointed chin and having distinctive stem like headwear; with a display stand. Height 79 cm.
A rare antique 19th century Yoruba tribe carved ivory elephant tusk horn pipe, as used for ceremonies, fitted with a wood collar carved in relief with cowrie shells, spiders and symbols, the tusk section incised with bands of beetles and spirit figures, te
A rare antique 19th century Yoruba tribe carved ivory elephant tusk horn pipe, as used for ceremonies, fitted with a wood collar carved in relief with cowrie shells with petals and cross hatching, the tusk section incised with bands of figures in head dres
A mask, West Africa (early twentieth century), carved wood, nails, mud, resin, animal hide, string and feathers, 27 cm high. Provenance: West African Masks and Figures, Chapman Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, 29 October - 9 November 1973
Hemba Figure. Kabeja a Janus statue representing a male and female figure, hands resting on abdomens, the raised coiffure hollowed at the top, coffee bean shaped eyes under raised eyebrows. Rich patina. Dem Republic of Congo. Height 28.5 cm. Width 9 cm
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