1970'. Cm. 6,8 width x 14,5 high (2.68" x 5.71"); Gr. 126,9 (3.55 oz.). For more information and similar examples, “Bronzes gan - la spirale du serpent”, by Bertrand Goy and Maine Durieu, Editions Sépia – 2005, provides a close analysis of the Gan Bronzes, examining them both thematically and aesthetically.
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
Mid 20th century. Wood, cm 39,2 x cm. 8,0 (15.43'' x 3.15'' ). Grams 145,3 (5.13 oz) Akua Ba are wooden ritual fertility dolls from Ghana and nearby areas. The best known Akua Ba are those of the Ashanti people, whose akua'ba have large, disc-like heads. Traditionally, these dolls are carried on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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. 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 [...]