Africana, ethnic art, tribal art

Bamana Female Antelope Headdress, Mali

chi wara Wood, ritual patination height 27in (68.6cm) Provenance Galerie Valluet-Ferrandin, Paris Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Finely carved with a balanced use of both vertical and horizontal elements, the mother stands proudly erect with a long, elegantly curving neck supporting the head with tall, cylindrical horn with linear incision spiraling up along each surface; her...

Price: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 11 May 2021

Dogon Mask, Mali

nummo tondo Wood height 30 3/4in (78cm) length of back flange 38 3/4in (98.5cm) Provenance Renaud Vanuxem, Paris Franklin Family Collection, Portland, Oregon Cf. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Inventory no. 68.145 for a similar mask acquired in 1968 Michael Kan and Roy Sieber note, 'This mask was worn in Dogon funeral rites called Dama to mark the end of the mourning period for a deceased member...

Price: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 11 May 2021

Kota Ndassa Reliquary Figure, Gabon

mbulu ngulu Wood, brass, copper, nails height 19 1/2in (49.5cm) Provenance Mathias Komor Gallery, New York Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C., acquired in 1971 Published Robbins, Warren (Introduction), African Art in Washington Collections, Museum of African Art, 1972, pg. 41 Exhibited Washington, D.C., African Art in Washington Collections, Museum of African Art, 1972...

Price: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 11 May 2021

Fang Mask, Gabon

ngil Wood, pigment height 12 3/4in (32.5) Provenance Henri Kamer/Alan Brandt, New York Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C., acquired from the above in 1968 Published Robbins, Warren (Introduction), African Art in Washington Collections, Museum of African Art, 1972, pg. 38 Exhibited Washington, D.C., African Art in Washington Collections, Museum of African Art, 1972 Although...

Price: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 11 May 2021

Songye/Lulua Stool, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood, kaolin highlights height 13 1/8in (33.5cm) Provenance Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Abrams Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut Bonhams, New York, 15 May 2008, Lot 752 Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Published Robbins, Warren and Nancy Nooter, African Art in American Collections, Smithsonian Institution, 2004, fig. 1108 African Heritage Archives no. 0042076 This magnificent stool...

Price: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 11 May 2021

Ituri Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood, pigments, plant fiber, raffia height 7 3/4in (19.5cm) Provenance Martha and Stuart Struever Collection, Santa Fe TAD Tribal Art/Taylor A. Dale, Santa Fe Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Published Kahan, Leonard, Surfaces - Color, Substances, and Ritual Applications on African Sculpture, Indiana University Press, 2009, pl.2; African Arts, Vol. 38, Iss. 2, (Summer 2005), p...

Price: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 11 May 2021

Ituri Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood, pigments, plant fiber, raffia height (not including fiber beard) 8in (20.2cm) Provenance Martha and Stuart Struever Collection, Santa Fe TAD Tribal Art/Taylor A. Dale, Santa Fe Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Published Kahan, Leonard, Surfaces - Color, Substances, and Ritual Applications on African Sculpture, Indiana University Press, 2009, pl.2 Exhibited Tenafly, New...

Price: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 11 May 2021

MASQUE PUNU Gabon

MASQUE PUNU Gabon H. : 30 cm Provenance : Leendert van Lier (1910-1995), Blaricum Christie's, Amsterdam, 15 avril, 1997, lot 41 Christine Valluet, Paris Commentaire : A Punu mask, Gabon H. : 11.8 in...

Price: €3,000 - €5,000
ca. US$3,616 - US$6,026

Date: 11 May 2021

Two Kuba Cups, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood heights 6 5/8 and 2 3/4in (10.7 and 7cm) Provenance Belgian Private Collection TAD Tribal Art/Taylor A. Dale, Santa Fe Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C...

Price: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 11 May 2021

Metoko Janus Male and Female Standing Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood, pigment height 18 1/8in (46cm) Provenance Christie's, Paris, 16 June 2009, Lot 284 Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C. Published African Heritage Archives no. 0035358 David Brinkley notes, "Like the Lega, the Metoko have a patrilineal descent system with local segmentary patrilineages incorporating numerous cognatic and affinal relatives. The integrative, graded Bukota...

Price: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 11 May 2021