Antiquities & Tribal Art

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Date of the auction: 19.11.2019

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A KOTA RELIQUARY FIGURE With a typical oval face, surmounted by a crescent-shaped coiffure and bordered by two flanges, covered with metal sheets, standing on an openwork lozenge-shaped base, 56cm high

Lot #: 247

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN ETHIOPIAN HORN SPOON Of slender, slightly-curved form, with an elongated deep bowl surmounted by the hollow handle, tapering to a point, the handle and upper part of the bowl decorated with detailed incised geometric designs divided into registers by concentric bands, 34cm long

Lot #: 248

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A KOTA RELIQUARY FIGURE, GABON First half of the 20th Century Standing on the upper part of an openwork lozenge-shaped base, incised with a detailed geometric pattern, the large ovoid face flanked by shallow triangular flanges, and surmounted by a crescentic coiffure, adorned with five nails, the

Lot #: 249

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A CHOKWE WOOD MASK, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO With a large bulbous forehead, with an incised cruciform scarification mark typical of this type of mask, the large convex almond-shaped eyes, with hollow slits, surmount the broad nose and full lips, with scarification marks on the cheeks and jawline

Lot #: 250

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A WOOD DAN MASK, IVORY COAST Depicted with a large, bulbous forehead, with a central raised rib, the large circular eyes surrounded by organic material, the broad nose surmounts the down-turned mouth with individually carved pointed teeth, 24cm high

Lot #: 251

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A ZANDE ANCESTOR FIGURE Mid-late 20th Century The highly stylised figure, with an overall geometric form, the elongated body with multiple sculptural planes, the heart-shaped face with simple facial features in raised relief, 43cm high

Lot #: 252

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A MINIATURE MUMUYE FIGURE Of diminutive proportions, depicted with the typical elongated body, wrapped in twisted rope, domed shoulders and hips, and long arms, the pointed head extending to indicate distended ears, with incised stylised facial features and an elliptical scarification mark on the

Lot #: 253

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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THREE BRONZE DOGON FIGURES, MALI Three stylised figures of musicians, with elongated limbs and large head, each holding a different instrument, 8.4 - 8.6cm high, (3) Provenance: Property from a US estate

Lot #: 254

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A MAKONDE BODY MASK, TANZANIA Life-size, the mask depicts the swollen belly and enlarged breasts of a pregnant woman, with the upper thighs below, with scarification marks on the torso and belly, 65cm high. Footnotes: Such masks are used in the initiation rites of young men of the Makonde people

Lot #: 255

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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TWO MOUNTED MUMUYE STYLE CARVINGS Possibly heddle pulleys, with long slender necks terminating in stylised, crested heads, with extended ears, pierced at the lobes, small mouths surmounted by the elongated noses, and small circular eyes, the lower part of the necks tied with plaited rope, 76cm high

Lot #: 256

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 19 Nov 2019