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Dutch Colonial Surinamese Escaped African Slave (Maroons or Bushinengues) Wooden Stool

Maroon or Bushinengue People, Suriname, South America
19th-early 20th century

length: 40cm, height: 29cm, width: 23cm

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private collection, London.

5561

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Circular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

width: 35.5cm; length: 34cm and thickness: 2cm

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UK art market

5560

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Rectangular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-early 20th century

width: 40cm; length: 27cm and thickness: 2cm

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UK art market

5496

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Senufo Carved Wooden Face Mask (Kpelie)

Senufo People, Ivory Coast
circa 1920

length: 39cm, width: 16cm

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private collection, London; acquired in Europe in the 1970s.

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.

5084

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Algerian Colonial Silver & Coral Hinged Bracelet

Algeria
circa 1920

internal diameter: 5.2cm, external diameter: 8.5c, width: 4.2cm, weight: 126g

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UK art market

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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private collection, UK

4274

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Woman’s Iron Pubic Cover (Cache Sexe)

Kirdi and Matakam People, North Cameroon
19th-early 20th century

length: 37.5cm

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private collection, UK

4268

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Woman’s Wooden Lip Plate

Kichepo People, Sudan, & Surma People, Sudan/Ethiopia
19th-early 20th century

width: 13.5cm, length: 9.4cm, thickness: 1.6cm

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Provenance

private London collection.

846

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Bamana Wooden Door Lock (Konbalabala)

Bamana people, Mali
circa 1920

height: 45.5cm, width: 37cm

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Provenance

From a private UK collection. Acquired from Christie’s, 'Tribart Art', June 24, 1996, London, lot 67.

4574

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Carved Horn Divination Image of Eshu

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

height: 7.6cm

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private London collection

4516

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Carved Wooden Prestige Sceptre

Ovimbundu People, Angola
19th century

length: 55cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4473

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Rare Cast Brass Necklace

Vere People, North-Eastern Nigeria & Cameroon
19th century

length: approx. 75cm, weight: 1,704g

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UK art market

4267

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Woman’s Wooden Lip Plate

Kichepo People, Sudan, & Surma People, Sudan/Ethiopia
19th-early 20th century

width: 13.3cm, length: 9.6cm, thickness: 1.6cm

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Provenance

private London collection.

4258

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Woman’s Ivory Gungulu Bracelet

Gurunsi & Kasena Peoples, Burkina Faso & Ghana
19th-early 20th century

length:16.8cm, width: 10.2cm, weight: 173g

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Provenance

private collection, London

4257

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Woman’s Large Ivory Gungulu Bracelet

Gurunsi & Kasena Peoples, Burkina Faso & Ghana
19th-early 20th century

length: 20.8cm, width: 11.4cm, weight: 429g

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private collection, London

4315

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Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
19th century

height: 12.5cm

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private collection, London.

4314

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Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
19th century

height: 8cm

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private collection, London.

4313

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Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
19th century

height: 10.2cm

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private collection, London.

4284

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Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

Ant-Atlas Region, Morocco
19th century

length: 7cm, width: 2.8cm, combined weight: 136g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4283

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Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

Morocco, pre-Sahara Region
19th century

length: 7cm, width: 3.3cm, combined weight: 110g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4279

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Chief’s Bronze ‘Tiered’ Anklet with Bells

Gio or Dan & Wee People, Liberia & Cote d’Ivoire
19th century

outside diameter: 11.5cm, inside diameter: 7.5cm x 8.5cm, height: 4.3cm, weight: 517g

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UK art market

4228

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Carved Steatite Nomoli Figure

Sierra Leone
15th century or earlier

height: 17.3cm, weight: 1,362g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4222

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Cast Bronze Hairpin of a Horse & Rider

Dogon People, Mali
19th century

length: 19.5cm

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UK art market

4121

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Carved Wooden Axe Handle or Sceptre Shaped as an Antelope

Tsonga or Zulu, South Africa or Zambia/Zaire
19th century

length: 52.5cm

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UK art market

4077

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Shield with Gilded Metal Mounts (Tafa Gassa)

Ethiopia
19th century

diameter: 47cm, height (approx.): 20cm

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UK art market

4046

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Rare Cast Brass Necklace

Vere People, North-Eastern Nigeria & Cameroon
19th century

length: 69cm, weight: 1,303g

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Provenance

UK art market

4033

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Ashanti Cast Brass Gold Weight

Ashanti or Asante People, Ghana
18th-19th century

height: 7.3cm, width: 8cm, depth: 6cm, weight: 284g

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UK art market

3994

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Nigerian Carved Wooden Maternity Figure, Lidded Bowl, possibly by the carver Agbonbiofe

Yoruba People, Nigeria
early 20th century

height: 48.5cm, depth: 22.5cm, width: 33.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market, private collection, Germany

4047

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Woman’s Brass & Beaded Headdress & Ear Ornament Set

Kikuyu People, Kenya
early 20th century

diameter of each spiral : 8.8cm; length of headdress: 38cm, total weight: 325g

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UK art market

3895

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Ashanti Carved Wooden Fertility Doll (Akuaba)

Ashanti/Asante People, Ghana
19th century

height: 27.3cm, width: 11.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market; the base with an old label for 'Ratton, Paris'.

3894

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Nigerian Carved & Painted Wooden Figurative Comb

Nigeria
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 23cm, width: 8cm

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UK art market

3579

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Moroccan Ceramic Tureen (Jobbana) with Polychrome Enamel

Fes, Morocco
19th century

height: 28.5cm, diameter: 21cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3578

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Moroccan Ceramic Tureen (Jobbana) with Polychrome Enamel

Fes, Morocco
19th century

height: 28.8cm, diameter: 20.8cm

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UK art market

3497

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Superb Pair of Ibeji Figures (Ere Ibeji)

Yoruba People, Oyo Tribe, Shaki Region, Nigeria
late 19th century

heights: 24.4cm

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UK art market

3539

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Figure of Queen Victoria

Yoruba, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: 32.5cm

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UK art market

3498

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Nigerian Yoruba Ibeji Twin Figure (Ere Ibeji)

Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: 25.5cm

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UK art market

3263

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Egyptian Fine Silver Measuring Ladle

Egypt
19th-early 20th century

length: 22.7cm, diameter of bowl: 6.1cm, weight: 76g

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private collection, UK.

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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UK art market

3119

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Pair of Yoruba Ceremonial Ogboni Staffs

Yoruba People, Ogboni Society, Nigeria
early to mid-20th century

height: approximately (female) 44cm, (male) 45cm

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UK art market

3115

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Fine, Carved Wooden Baule Catapult

Baule People, Ivory Coast
probably 19th century

height (not including stand): 16cm, width: 6.5cm

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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. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

3109

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Pair of Yoruba Eshu Dance Wands

Yoruba People, Egba/Egbado Tribe, Abeokuta, Nigeria
circa 1920

height: (female) approximately 36cm, (male) 34cm; width: (both) approximately 7cm

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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. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

3108

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Yoruba Shango Oshe Dance Wand

Yoruba People, Egbado Tribe, Igan Okoto, Nigeria
circa 1900

length: approximately 25cm, width: approximately 6cm

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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. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

3107

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Yoruba Eshu Dance Wand

Yoruba People, Egba Tribe, Abeokuta, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: approximately 25cm, width: approximately 6cm

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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. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

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.

3091

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Rare Pair of Ijebu-Yoruba Bronze Ceremonial Anklets

Nigeria
18th century

diameter: 19cm

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Provenance

private collection, Isle of Wight, UK.

3001

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Baule Bronze Currency Anklet

Baule People, Ivory Coast
19th century-early 20th century

height: 26cm (without stand); 37cm (with stand); width: 25cm, depth: 14.4cm

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UK art market

2863

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Fine Yoruba Male Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

Oyo-Yoruba People, Oyo Region, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: 32cm, diameter of the base: approximately 8cm

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UK art market

2850

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Cast Brass Pendant & Brass Bead Necklace

Asante/Ashanti, Ghana, West Africa
early 20th century

length of pendant: 12.5cm, length of chain: 66cm, weight: 193g

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UK art market

2421

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Yoruba Maternity Figural Offering Bowl

Yoruba People, Nigeria
before 1938-39

height: 64cm

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Provenance

Collected by the artist Donald Friend in Nigeria, 1938

2420

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Yoruba Egungun Headdress Carved by Baba Mola of Kesi

Yoruba People, Nigeria
before 1939

height: 49cm, length: 40cm, width: 27cm

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Provenance

Collected by the Australian artist Donald Friend in Nigeria when he lived there in 1938 and 1939.

2226

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Rare, Matched Pair of Yoruba Male & Female Eshu Dance Wands

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

heights: 36cm & 37cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2219

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

Yoruba People, Nigeria
18th-19th century or earlier

height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

2204

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Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

Yoruba People, Oyo Sub-group, Erin Region, Nigeria
circa 1920

height: 29cm

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UK art market.

2118

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Ethiopian Carved Wooden Chair

Ethiopia
late 19th century

height: 68cm, width: 36cm, depth: 42cm

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Provenance

an old English collection since the early 1900s.

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.

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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UK art market

2032

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Maternity Figure & Bowl, possibly by the carver Agbonbiofe

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1920

height: 45cm, depth: 27cm

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UK art market

1915

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Yoruba Wooden Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

dimensions: 27cm x 23cm x 2cm

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UK art market

1481

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Brass Bird-shaped Pipe

Cameroon
early 20th century

length: 48cm

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1226

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Large Engraved Brass Bowl & Cover

(Islamic) Nupe People, Nigeria
19th century

height: 25cm, diameter: 26cm, weight: 1,116g

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UK art market

1108

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Carved Tsonga Bowl attributed to Muhlati

Tsonga, Mozambique
late 19th century

height: 38cm, width: 18cm

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UK art market.

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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UK art market.

1044

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African Dream, signed ‘Donald ‘39’ and on the back of the frame in Friend’s hand: ‘Pen and wash drawing. West Africa 1938 by Donald Friend. Belonging to Richard Griffin.’ And then in Richard Griffin’s hand: ‘Given to me by Donald.’, Pen and Ink wash

Australia
1938

height: 21cm, width: 33cm; with frame – height: 48cm, width: 61cm

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Provenance

Given by the artist to Richard Griffin. Then Holdsworth Galleries, Woollahra, Sydney, from where it was purchased in 1996.

1019

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Zulu Knobkierrie Club

Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
19th century

length: 63cm

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Provenance

UK art market