Sculptures & Masks

CHAMBA Ritual Objet – Northen Cameroon

Early to mid 20th century. Cm. 59,5 high x 15,0 width (23.43 x 5.91 Inches); grams 956 (33.65 oz.). The Chamba people have their own particular religious beliefs known as the Chamba religion. The traditional religion of the Chamba is premised on a creator solar God (Su) and ancestor spirits who...

Bamana Maternity – Mali

Early to mid 20th. Wood. Approximately cm. 80,0 high (31.5”). Kg 4,18 (9.22 lb). Bambara Maternity Figure is intended to encourage fertility and to celebrate motherhood. The Bambara (or Bamana) are a Mandé people living in west Africa, primarily in Mali but also in Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

Headrest – HEMBA / LUBA – DR Congo

Early to mid 20th century. Wood, glass beads. Cm 30,0 high x cm. 13,5 width x cm. 5,5 deep (11.81' x 5.31'' x 2.17"). Grams 786 (27.73 oz) The Hemba people (or Eastern Luba) are an ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Hemba people live in villages,...

Bobo Mask – Burkina Faso

1970'-1980'. Hard wood, cowries shells, paint cm. 27,0 high x cm. 58,0 width (10.63" x 22.83"). gr. 2248,0 (79,3 oz.). The Bobo are an ethnic group living in Burkina Faso although the area occupied by the Bobo extends north into Mali. Masks symbolize protective spirits who purify the land for successful planting and harvesting...

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

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...