Auction 18.02.2020

Dorotheum GmbH & Co. KG
Wien | Palais Dorotheum

Date of the auction: 18.02.2020

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A protective Fon lion figure, biting a crocodile.

Wood, 51 cm long (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa', 1996 Afrika Museum Berg en Dal no. 79, page 87

Lot #: 1

Estimate: €7,000 - €9,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A fetish bowl.

Terracotta, diam. 17 cm (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Lot #: 2

Estimate: €2,200 - €2,500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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An archaic (Yoruba) maternity figure with iron implement.

Sometimes important Yoruba sculptures are incorporated in Fon shrines. The Hevioso iron in the head is a fon implement even though the figure seems classic Yoruba. Wood, 49 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa', 1996

Lot #: 3

Estimate: €8,000 - €9,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A Kudio Bochio ancestral post.

A male figure protecting the community. These figures are placed close to the entrance to attract potential evil like a lightning rod. Wood, 74 cm hihg (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa' 1996, Afrika Museum Berg en Dal No

Lot #: 4

Estimate: €7,000 - €8,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A small fetish figure with iron serpent.

The serpent figure attracts the spirit of 'Dan', the serpent rainbow deity. Wood, vegetible fibres, iron, 43 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa' 1996, Afrika Museum Berg en Dal no. 56, page 73

Lot #: 5

Estimate: €4,500 - €5,500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A large ancestor post with collar.

Wood, 103 cm high (VJ

Lot #: 6

Estimate: €6,500 - €8,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A magnificent Bochio ceremonial figure.

Through feeding and placing blades in the figure its power of defense is augmented. Wood, iron, shells, seeds, 32 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, vodum from West Africa' 1996, Afrika Museum Berg en Dal no. 64, page 79

Lot #: 7

Estimate: €5,000 - €6,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A very fine small fetish pot.

28 cm (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Lot #: 8

Estimate: €2,200 - €2,500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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An important fetisheur throne.

Wood, 56 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Lot #: 9

Estimate: €6,000 - €6,500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A rare iron forged chameleon figure.

46 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Lot #: 10

Estimate: €1,500 - €1,800

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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An abstract fetish post with currency blade.

Wood, iron, 61 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Lot #: 11

Estimate: €3,500 - €4,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A Bochio ancestral post.

Wood, 113 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa' 1996, Afrika Museum Berg en Dal no. 74, page 85

Lot #: 12

Estimate: €9,000 - €12,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A rare standing ancestor figure.

Batak, Sumatra, 19th century, wood with hair, 51 cm hihg (VJ

Lot #: 13

Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A very fine crouched ancestor figure.

Batak, Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 36,5 cm high (VJ

Lot #: 14

Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A standing ancestor figure.

Batak, Sumatra, wood, 39 cm high (VJ

Lot #: 15

Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A small seated Batak ancestor figure.

Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 16 cm high (VJ

Lot #: 16

Estimate: €900 - €1,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A rare Batak fetish (Pagar) figure.

It represents a crouched ancestor, with large tufts of hair and a sacrificial patina. Sumatra, 19th century, wood and hair, 30 cm high (VJ

Lot #: 17

Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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Bronze figure with hair,

7,5 cm high (VJ

Lot #: 18

Estimate: €800 - €900

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A small magic 'Pupuk' container with equestrian figure.

Batak, Sumatra, 19th century, ceramik and wood, 14 cm high (VJ

Lot #: 19

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A Batak Pupuk horn cover with figure.

Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 12 x 13 cm (VJ

Lot #: 20

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,500

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A very early Batak Shamans staff 'Tungahl Panaluan'.

A magnificent priests staff with elaborately carved figures and deep sacrificial patina. Sumatra, 18th-19th century, wood, 178 cm long (VJ

Lot #: 21

Estimate: €4,000 - €5,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A fine Batak priests staff 'Tungahl Malehat'.

Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 156,5 cm long (VJ

Lot #: 22

Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A fine Batak shamans staff 'Tungahl Panaluan'.

Wood, 191,5 cm long (VJ

Lot #: 23

Estimate: €2,600 - €3,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A very fine Batak priests staff 'Tungahl Malehat'.

Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 148 cm long (VJ

Lot #: 24

Estimate: €3,000 - €4,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A fine Batak ceremonial knife with two figures.

Sumatra, 19th century, 28,5 cm long (VJ

Lot #: 25

Estimate: €800 - €900

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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An important Nias ancestral figure.

Sumatra, 'Adu Zatua',19th century, wood, 57 cm high(VJ

Lot #: 26

Estimate: €3,600 - €4,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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An extremely important North Nias ancestral figure.

Sumatra, 'Siraha Salawa' (protective father). These figures represent nobility, sometimes seated on a throne. The face is adorned with a depiction of the gold nose and face ornaments worn by these noblemen. 19th century, wood, 39,5 cm high (VJ

Lot #: 27

Estimate: €6,000 - €8,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A fine small ancestor figure holding a cup.

North Nias, Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 26 cm high (VJ

Lot #: 28

Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A collection of 13 small Dayak amulets.

Borneo, 19th century, wood, 7 to 16 cm high(VJ

Lot #: 29

Estimate: €1,500 - €1,800

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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A fine Sepik neckrest, Papua New Guinea.

Around 1900, wood, 35 cm long (VJ) Provenance: Collection Udo Horstmann, Switzerland

Lot #: 30 +

Estimate: €1,800 - €2,000

Date: 18 Feb 2020