African masks & sculptures

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Date of the auction: 27.08.2019

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Figure of carved, patinated and weathered wood holding child. Bena Lulua...

Figure of carved, patinated and weathered wood holding child. Bena Lulua style. H. excl. base 114 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 27

Lot #: 887-1

Estimate: DKK5,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Fertility figure of carved patinated wood holding child, decorated with...

Fertility figure of carved patinated wood holding child, decorated with chains and traces of blue pigment. Yoruba, Nigeria. H. excl. base 85 cm. Provenance: Bought in 1992 from artist Robert Jacobsen, who had bought the figure in 1955 by Gallery Duperrier in Paris. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og

Lot #: 887-2

Estimate: DKK8,000 - DKK12,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Figure of carved, patinated and weathered wood. Tiv style. H. excl. base...

Figure of carved, patinated and weathered wood. Tiv style. H. excl. base app. 103 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 124

Lot #: 887-3

Estimate: DKK5,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Ancestor figure of carved patinated wood on base of plexiglass. Bembe, D...

Ancestor figure of carved patinated wood on base of plexiglass. Bembe, D. R. Congo. H. excl. base 18 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 133

Lot #: 887-4

Estimate: DKK10,000 - DKK15,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Figure of carved, black patinated wood resembling a standing monkey holding...

Figure of carved, black patinated wood resembling a standing monkey holding bowl, with traces of sacrificial crust. Baulé, Ivory Coast. H. excl. base 75 cm. Provenance: Bought by artist Robert Jacobsen in 1985, who had bought the figure from René Rasmussen in Paris, 1952. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder

Lot #: 887-5

Estimate: DKK10,000 - DKK15,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Two heads of carved patinated wood. Lobi, Burkina Faso. H. app. 38 and 44...

Two heads of carved patinated wood. Lobi, Burkina Faso. H. app. 38 and 44 cm. (2) Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 81

Lot #: 887-6

Estimate: DKK5,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Ere Ebeji twin pair of carved patinated wood, around waist ''belt'', one...

Ere Ebeji twin pair of carved patinated wood, around waist ''belt'', one with necklace, both with blue pigmented hair. Yoruba, Nigeria. H. 31 cm. (2) Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard

Lot #: 887-7

Estimate: DKK8,000 - DKK10,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Low chair and stool with handle carved with face of patinated wood. Dan and...

Low chair and stool with handle carved with face of patinated wood. Dan and Bwa, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. H. 27 and 30 cm. (2) Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 96

Lot #: 887-8

Estimate: DKK4,000 - DKK6,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Shoulder mask of carved black patinated wood resembling a woman. Mende...

Shoulder mask of carved black patinated wood resembling a woman. Mende, Sierra Leone. H. app. 86 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 92

Lot #: 887-9

Estimate: DKK6,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Ceremonial spoon with legs carved of black patinated wood. Dan style. H...

Ceremonial spoon with legs carved of black patinated wood. Dan style. H. excl. base 52 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 89

Lot #: 887-10

Estimate: DKK5,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Heddle pulley of black patinated wood with buffalo head upon base of...

Heddle pulley of black patinated wood with buffalo head upon base of plexiglass. Guro, Ivory Coast. H. excl. base 23 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 98

Lot #: 887-11

Estimate: DKK5,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Two trumpets of carved patinated ivory, one with animal hide. Mounted on...

Two trumpets of carved patinated ivory, one with animal hide. Mounted on base. D. R. Congo, early 20th century. L. 36 and 37 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 62

Lot #: 887-12

Estimate: DKK3,000 - DKK5,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Four small ancestor figures of carved patinated wood. Luba, Songye etc. D...

Four small ancestor figures of carved patinated wood. Luba, Songye etc. D. R. Congo. H. excl. base 12–16 cm. (4) Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 25 and 101

Lot #: 887-13

Estimate: DKK4,000 - DKK6,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Cup of carved black patinated wood. Kuba, D. R. Congo. H. 15 cm.

Cup of carved black patinated wood. Kuba, D. R. Congo. H. 15 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 139

Lot #: 887-14

Estimate: DKK6,000 - DKK10,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Cup of carved black patinated wood. Kuba, D. R. Congo. H. 20 cm.

Cup of carved black patinated wood. Kuba, D. R. Congo. H. 20 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 139

Lot #: 887-15

Estimate: DKK6,000 - DKK10,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Vessel of carved black patinated wood with handle, decorated with figures...

Vessel of carved black patinated wood with handle, decorated with figures and turtles. Kuba, D. R. Congo. H. 19 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 138

Lot #: 887-16

Estimate: DKK5,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Figure ''a-Tshol'' of carved patinated wood. Baga style. L. app. 81 cm.

Figure ''a-Tshol'' of carved patinated wood. Baga style. L. app. 81 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 84

Lot #: 887-17

Estimate: DKK5,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Helmet mask of carved black patinated wood. Mende, Sierra Leone. H. app. 44 cm.

Helmet mask of carved black patinated wood. Mende, Sierra Leone. H. app. 44 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 37

Lot #: 887-18

Estimate: DKK8,000 - DKK12,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Large figure of carved stone, Kissi style. H. excl. base app. 53 cm.

Large figure of carved stone, Kissi style. H. excl. base app. 53 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 89

Lot #: 887-19

Estimate: DKK3,000 - DKK5,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Blolo bla of carved patinated wood. Baulé, Ivory Coast. H. 31 cm.

Blolo bla of carved patinated wood. Baulé, Ivory Coast. H. 31 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 93

Lot #: 887-20

Estimate: DKK5,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Blolo bian of carved patinated wood. Baulé, Ivory Coast. H. excl. base 48 cm.

Blolo bian of carved patinated wood. Baulé, Ivory Coast. H. excl. base 48 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 79

Lot #: 887-21

Estimate: DKK8,000 - DKK12,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Bush spirit figure of carved patinated wood, traces of sacrificial crust...

Bush spirit figure of carved patinated wood, traces of sacrificial crust. Baulé, Ivory Coast. H. excl. base 40 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 92

Lot #: 887-22

Estimate: DKK6,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Headdress of carved patinated wood clad with patinated animal hide...

Headdress of carved patinated wood clad with patinated animal hide, decorated with kaolin. Ejagham/Ekoi, Nigeria. H. app. 23 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 69

Lot #: 887-23

Estimate: DKK3,000 - DKK5,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Headdress of carved patinated wood clad with patinated animal hide...

Headdress of carved patinated wood clad with patinated animal hide. Ejagham/Ekoi, Nigeria. H. 32 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 42

Lot #: 887-24

Estimate: DKK4,000 - DKK6,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Headdress of carved patinated wood clad with patinated animal hide...

Headdress of carved patinated wood clad with patinated animal hide. Ejagham/Ekoi, Nigeria. H. 26 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 113

Lot #: 887-25

Estimate: DKK6,000 - DKK8,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Double-figure of carved wood adorned with sacrificial crust on base of...

Double-figure of carved wood adorned with sacrificial crust on base of plexiglass. Dogon style. H. excl. base 25 cm. (2) Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 74

Lot #: 887-26

Estimate: DKK3,000 - DKK5,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Shango staff of carved patinated wood and ancestor figure, on base of...

Shango staff of carved patinated wood and ancestor figure, on base of plexiglass and wood. Yoruba and Lobi, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. H. excl. base. 18 and 26 cm. (2) Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection

Lot #: 887-27

Estimate: DKK4,000 - DKK6,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Two figural fragments of carved patinated and weathered wood on base of...

Two figural fragments of carved patinated and weathered wood on base of plexiglass. Lobi style. H. app. 22 and 24 cm. (2) Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 66

Lot #: 887-28

Estimate: DKK2,000 - DKK4,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Dancing mask of carved black patinated wood. Ibo/Igbo, Nigeria. H. excl...

Dancing mask of carved black patinated wood. Ibo/Igbo, Nigeria. H. excl. base app. 48 cm. Provenance: Ex Lau Sunde 1971. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 72

Lot #: 887-29

Estimate: DKK8,000 - DKK12,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019

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Ogoni mask of carved patinated wood, loose jaw. Mounted on base of...

Ogoni mask of carved patinated wood, loose jaw. Mounted on base of plexiglass. Ogoni, Nigeria. H. 25 cm. Exhibited: Til Guder, ånder og aner (Gods, spirits and ancestors). African art from H. R. H. Prince Henrik’s private collection, 2009. Gl. Holtegaard. Depicted p. 85

Lot #: 887-30

Estimate: DKK4,000 - DKK6,000

Date: 27 Aug 2019