Sculptures & Masks

Guro Mask – Zaouli Dance – Côte d’Ivoire

Guro Mask – Zaouli Dance – Côte d’Ivoire

Mid 20th century. Heavy hardwood cm. 49,5 high x cm. 19,0 width (19.48″ x 7.48″). gr. 1.208,0 (38.83 oz.). Zaouli is a traditional dance of the Guro people of central Ivory Coast. The Zaouli mask, used in the dance, was created in the 1950s, reportedly inspired by a girl named “Djela Lou Zaouli” (meaning “Zaouli, daughter of […]

Baule Figure – Ivory Coast

Baule Figure – Ivory Coast

Mid 20th century. Wood, cm 47,0 high (18.50” ). Grams 764,0 (20.94 oz.). Perfect conditions. The Baule are noted for their fine sculpture, particularly for their ritual statuettes representing ghosts or spirits; these, as well as carved ceremonial masks, were originally associated with the ancestor cult. Sold

Baule Ceremonial Mask – Ivory Coast

Baule Ceremonial Mask – Ivory Coast

Mid 20th century. Paint wood cm. 38,0 high x cm. 17,5 width (14.96″ x 6.88″). The paint is made with sap from a local tree. The Baule are noted for their fine wooden sculpture, particularly for their ritual statuettes representing ghosts or spirits; these, as well as carved ceremonial masks, were originally associated with the ancestor cult. Sold

Tuareg Tent Post – EHEL – Niger

Tuareg Tent Post – EHEL – Niger

Mid 20th century. Hardwood. Cm. 107,2 high x 14,7 width (42.20″ x 5.78″). With the costum stand the piece is cm. 109,7 high (43.18″). Four “Ehel” posts were placed in a tent to hold a long wall mat (“Eseber”), which was placed around the bed to define space and create privacy. The Tuareg people inhabit […]

Bamileke Maternity Figure – Cameroon

Bamileke Maternity Figure – Cameroon

  1960-1970. Bronze, cm 34×20 (13,38” x 7,87” ). Grams 4.238,0 (9.34 lb) The Bamileke is the native group which is now dominant in Cameroon’s West and Northwest Regions. They speak a language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo family. They do not refer to themselves as Bamileke but instead use the names of the […]

Pair of Male Female Figures – ANYI-AGNI – Ivory Coast

Pair of Male Female Figures – ANYI-AGNI – Ivory Coast

Mid 20th century. Wood. Female Figure: cm. 54,0 high; grams 1.650,0 Male Figure: cm. 51,5; grams 1.342,0 The Anyi people are a subgroup of the Akan, originally from Ghana, who fled from the Ashanti subgroup to their current location in present-day Ivory Coast between the 16th and 18th centuries. The Akan people generally operate under a […]

Baule Ceremonial Mask – Ivory Coast

Baule Ceremonial Mask – Ivory Coast

Mid 20th century. Paint wood cm. 38,5 high x cm. 18,5 width (14.56″ x 7.48″). The paint is made with sap from a local tree. The Baule are noted for their fine wooden sculpture, particularly for their ritual statuettes representing ghosts or spirits; these, as well as carved ceremonial masks, were originally associated with the ancestor cult. This mask […]

Bamana-Bambara – Door Lock – Mali

Bamana-Bambara – Door Lock – Mali

Mid 20th century; cm. 47,0 high x cm. 46,0 width (18.50 x 18.11”). With the custom stand (included in the price) the piece is cm. 49,5 high (19.48″). Used to protect houses and granaries, Bamana doorlocks range from the abstract and symbolic to representations of ancestors. Locks such as these were fixed with large iron […]

Bakongo Yombe MOTHER / CHILD Figures – Republic of Congo

Bakongo Yombe MOTHER / CHILD Figures – Republic of Congo

1960′. Wood. Cm. 20,7 high (8.14″); grams 261,0 (9.20″). The Bakongo people (or Kongo people) have traditionally recognized their descent from their mother, and this lineage links them into kinship groups. Mother and child figures represents the female ancestor taking care of her descendants. This commemorative figure would have been used to honor the maternal […]

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