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4824

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Woven Rattan Congo Comb

Teke People, Congo
19th century

height: 16.2cm, width: 5.7cm

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Provenance

old, private UK collection.

5486

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Fine Pende Chief’s Hippopotamus Ivory Amulet Pendant (Gikhokho)

Pende People, Congo
early 19th century

length: 6cm, width: 4cm

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Provenance

private collection, London; and acquired by the previous owner in London in the 1960s.

4462

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Nine Copper ‘X’ Currency Crosses

Luba & Yeke People, Katanga Province, Congo
19th century

typical diameter of a cross: 22.5cm Note: Each of these has a custom-made stand - each can be sold separately, or as part of a group.

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Provenance

private collection, UK

3105

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Songye Androgynous Power Figure

Songye People, Congo
first half of the 20th century

height: 48.5cm

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Provenance

acquired from the estate of Dr Peter Sharratt (d. 2014). Sharratt was a linguist and lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh who published on Renaissance French sculpture. In his private life, he was an avid collector of tribal art, building up his collection over fifty years. It is not known when or how Dr Sharratt acquired this figure but during his fifty years of collecting, he tended to acquire from within the UK only from dealers, collectors and auction houses.

3000

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Congo Chief’s Axe-Knife

Nsapo & Wongo Peoples, Congo
19th-early 20th century

length: 39cm, width: 22.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1897

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Kuba Carved Wooden ‘Basket’ Camwood Powder Bowl & Cover

Kuba People, Congo
19th century

height: 5.5cm, diameter: 17cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1898

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Carved Wooden Camwood Powder Box

Kuba People, Congo
19th century

length: 23.8cm, height: 6.6cm, width: 9.4cm

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Provenance

Obtained by the previous owner at Sotheby's London, 'Tribal Art', December 3, 1984.

1065

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Chokwe Incised Wooden Food Bowl

Chokwe People, Angola/Zambia/ Democratic Republic of Congo
late 19th century

height: 40cm, diameter: 28cm, weight: 2,048g

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Provenance

UK art market.