Our catalogue > Tribal Art – Africa

African tribal art is among the most faked of all arts. The vast majority of what is on the market has little historical value or merit for the serious collector. The pieces shown here, all of which are for sale, have been carefully selected for their artistic merit, their patina and their provenance.

Each piece has been sourced from within the UK, often from old, colonial-era collections. We do not buy from Africa or from those with recent connections to Africa. This is very important.

For this reason, we tend to have many Yoruba pieces because the UK colonised Nigeria and so the UK today is an excellent place to source genuine, old Yoruba art.

Items sold by us are represented in important public collections, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, & the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.

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6811

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    Unusual Ashanti Carved Wooden Articulated Comb (Duafe)

    Akan-Ashanti People, Ghana
    late 19th century-early 20th century

    height: 34.7cm, width: 12cm, weight: 192g

    Provenance

    private collection, London.

    6524

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      Mongo Woman’s Woven Buttock Shield (Bakonga)

      Mongo People, Congo
      early 20th century

      length: approximately 88cm, width: 8.3cm, weight: 157g

      Provenance

      private collection, London, UK.

      6799

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        Pair of Nigerian Cast & Engraved Bronze Bangles

        Lower Niger River, Nigeria
        early 20th century

        external diameter (widest): 9.9 to 10.1cm, internal diameter: 5.4 to 5.9cm, combined weight: 1,330g

        Provenance

        UK art market

        5688

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          Tuareg Wooden Storage Post (Bela)

          Tuareg People, Mali, Niger or Algeria
          early 20th century

          height (including stand): 148cm, width: 51.5cm

          Provenance

          private collection, UK.

          6960

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            Fine Pair of Oyo Yoruba Ibeji Twins

            Yoruba People, Oyo, Igbuke Region, Nigeria
            late 19th century-early 20th century

            height: approximately 27.1cm, combined weight: 563g

            Provenance

            UK art market

            6635

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              Fine Tsonga Headrest

              Tsonga People, South Africa & Zimbabwe
              19th-early 20th century

              height: 10.8cm, width: 18.5cm, weight: 229g

              Provenance

              UK art market

              6642

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                Superb Nigerian Ibibio Carved Wooden Mask

                Ibibio People, Cross River & adjacent regions, Nigeria
                19th-early 20th century

                height: 31cm, width: 29cm, depth: 19cm, weight: 1,104g

                Provenance

                UK art market

                6650

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                  Sudan Bongo Carved Wooden Stool or Headrest

                  Bongo People, South Sudan
                  19th-early 20th century

                  width: 23.2cm, height: 11.6cm, depth:12.1cm, weight: 535g

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  6523

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                    Mongo Woman’s Beaded & Woven Buttock Shield (Bakonga)

                    Mongo People, Congo
                    early 20th century

                    length: approximately 98cm, width of pompom: 12cm, weight: 292g

                    Provenance

                    private collection, London, UK.

                    6492

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                      Very Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Priest’s Costume with Leather & Mirrors

                      Yoruba People, Nigeria
                      circa 1850

                      length: 96.5cm, width: 54.5cm (approximately)

                      Provenance

                      found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

                      6493

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                        Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Shrine Leather Bag (Laba)

                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                        circa 1850

                        width: 49.5cm

                        Provenance

                        found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

                        6490

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                          Fang Gilded Bronze Torque

                          Fang People, Gabon/Cameroon
                          circa 19th century

                          diameter: at widest point: 19cm, thickness: 3.8cm, weight: 2,217g

                          Provenance

                          private collection, London.

                          6103

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                            Rare Pair of Ibibio Nigerian Carved Wooden Masks

                            Ibibio People, southern Nigeria
                            early 20th century

                            heights: 28cm & 26cm

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            5848

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                              Rare Toma Mask with Articulated Jaw (Landai)

                              Toma People, Liberia & Guinea
                              19th-early 20th century

                              height: 43cm, width: 15.4cm, depth: 14cm

                              Provenance

                              private collection, Scotland

                              6436

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                                Fine, Nigerian Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

                                Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                circa 1920

                                height: 46cm, length: 27cm, width: 31cm, weight: 1,765g

                                Provenance

                                formerly in the collection of the late Dr James Bynon, lecturer in Berber studies, School of Oriental & African Studies, University College London.

                                4806

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                                  Unusual Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

                                  Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
                                  late 19th century

                                  height: 23.5cm; weight: 398g

                                  Provenance

                                  Volta Place Gallery, Washington DC; Pendarell (Pen) Kent Collection.

                                  5722

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                                    Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

                                    Zulu People, South Africa
                                    circa 1940

                                    diameter (each): 6.5cm, combined weight: 61g

                                    Provenance

                                    private collection, UK.

                                    4326

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                                      Carved Wooden Dog Fetish Figure (Koso)

                                      Vili People, Republic of Congo
                                      early 20th century

                                      length: 24cm; width: 7cm and height: 8cm

                                      Provenance

                                      Estate of the London collector, Seward Kennedy, London

                                      4474

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                                        Yoruba Cast Brass Opele Oracle Chain

                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                        19th century

                                        circumference: approx.: 96cm, weight: 178g

                                        Provenance

                                        UK art market

                                        4517

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                                          Ovimbundu Carved Wooden Sceptre

                                          Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                          19th century

                                          height: 54cm

                                          Provenance

                                          UK art market

                                          1865

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                                            Fine Ifa Yoruba Divination Bowl

                                            Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                            circa 1920 or earlier

                                            height: 19cm, width at widest point: 24cm

                                            Provenance

                                            UK art market

                                            4476

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                                              Early, Ashanti Gold Weight Modelled on a Bifurcated Knife (Afenata)

                                              Ashanti People, Ghana
                                              17th century

                                              length: 12.3cm, width: 8.2cm, weight: 107g

                                              Provenance

                                              private collection, London.

                                              5724

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                                                Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

                                                Zulu People, South Africa
                                                circa 1940

                                                diameters: 5.5cm, thickness: 0.8cm

                                                Provenance

                                                private collection, UK

                                                5742

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                                                  Pair of Gurunsi Bronze Bracelets

                                                  Gurunsi (Grunshi) People, northern Ghana & southern Burkina Faso
                                                  18th-19th century

                                                  width: 9.5cm, height: 9.3cm, combined weight: 684g

                                                  Provenance

                                                  UK art market

                                                  4624

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                                                    Cast Brass Senufo Ring

                                                    Senufo People, Ivory Coast
                                                    19th or early 20th century

                                                    weight: 19.6g, ring size: 10.75 (US), V/V (UK)

                                                    Provenance

                                                    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.

                                                      Provenance

                                                      private collection, UK

                                                      4516

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                                                        Carved Wooden Prestige Sceptre

                                                        Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                                        19th century

                                                        length: 55cm

                                                        Provenance

                                                        UK art market

                                                        5940

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                                                          Exceptional Pair of Igbo Man’s Cast Brass Wrist Guards or Cuff Bracelets

                                                          Igbo People, South-central and South-eastern Nigeria
                                                          probably 19th century

                                                          heights: 17cm, diameters: 10.7cm, combined weights: 1,150g

                                                          Provenance

                                                          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

                                                            Provenance

                                                            private London collection.

                                                            4225

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                                                              Congo Cast-Brass Hairpins

                                                              Congo, probably Kuba people.
                                                              19th-20th century

                                                              21cm & 16.8cm

                                                              Provenance

                                                              Private collection, London.

                                                              4824

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                                                                Woven Rattan Congo Comb

                                                                Teke People, Congo
                                                                19th century

                                                                height: 16.2cm, width: 5.7cm

                                                                Provenance

                                                                old, private UK collection.

                                                                3890

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                                                                  Yoruba Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand

                                                                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                  19th century

                                                                  length: 31.5cm

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  UK art market

                                                                  3091

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                                                                    Rare Pair of Ijebu-Yoruba Bronze Ceremonial Anklets

                                                                    Nigeria
                                                                    18th century

                                                                    diameter: 19cm

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    private collection, Isle of Wight, UK.

                                                                    4574

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                                                                      Carved Horn Miniature Divination Image of Eshu (Ikin Ifa)

                                                                      Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                      19th century

                                                                      height: 7.6cm

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      private London collection

                                                                      3104

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                                                                        Pair of Yoruba Bronze Ogboni Staves

                                                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                        early 19th century

                                                                        heights: 22cm, combined wight: 881g

                                                                        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.

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            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

                                                                              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.

                                                                              3895

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                                                                                Ashanti Carved Wooden Fertility Doll (Akuaba)

                                                                                Ashanti/Asante People, Ghana
                                                                                19th century

                                                                                height: 27.3cm, width: 11.5cm

                                                                                Provenance

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

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                  3507

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                                                                                    Cast Copper Bwa Do Cult Anklet

                                                                                    Bwa people, Burkino Faso
                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                    length: 20cm. width: 9.7cm, height with stand: 8cm

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                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      3894

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                                                                                        Nigerian Carved & Painted Wooden Figurative Comb

                                                                                        Nigeria
                                                                                        late 19th-early 20th century

                                                                                        length: 23cm, width: 8cm

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                        2938

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                                                                                          Local Ashanti King’s Asipim Chair

                                                                                          Ashanti (Asante) People, Ghana
                                                                                          late 19th century

                                                                                          height: 72cm, depth: 44cm, width: 40cm

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          private collection, UK

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                              2218

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                                                                                                Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

                                                                                                Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                19th-20th century

                                                                                                length/height: 108cm

                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                private collection, London; and previously, a private European collection.

                                                                                                3733

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                                                                                                  Ovimbundu Female Head Privilege Sceptre

                                                                                                  Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                                                                                  circa 1930

                                                                                                  length: 56cm

                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                    4222

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                                                                                                      Cast Bronze Hairpin of a Horse & Rider

                                                                                                      Dogon People, Mali
                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                      length: 19.5cm

                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                          4313

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                                                                                                            Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                            height: 10.2cm

                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                            private collection, London.

                                                                                                            4314

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                                                                                                              Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                                                                                                              Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                              height: 8cm

                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                              private collection, London.

                                                                                                              3498

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                                                                                                                Nigerian Yoruba Ibeji Twin Figure (Ere Ibeji)

                                                                                                                Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
                                                                                                                late 19th century

                                                                                                                height: 25.5cm

                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                      3416

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                                                                                                                        Fine Zulu (or similar) Knobkerrie Dance Club

                                                                                                                        Zulu People or similar, Southern Africa
                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                        length: 43.5cm

                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                        2421

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                                                                                                                          Yoruba Maternity Figural Offering Bowl

                                                                                                                          Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                          before 1938-39

                                                                                                                          height: 64cm

                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                          Collected by the artist Donald Friend in Nigeria, 1938

                                                                                                                          1019

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                                                                                                                            Zulu Knobkierrie Club

                                                                                                                            Zulu People, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                            length: 63cm

                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                            1108

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                                                                                                                              Carved Tsonga Bowl attributed to Muhlati

                                                                                                                              Tsonga, Mozambique
                                                                                                                              late 19th century

                                                                                                                              height: 38cm, width: 18cm

                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                  Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                  846

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                                                                                                                                    Bamana Wooden Door Lock (Konbalabala)

                                                                                                                                    Bamana people, Mali
                                                                                                                                    circa 1920

                                                                                                                                    height: 45.5cm, width: 37cm

                                                                                                                                    Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                    944

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                                                                                                                                      Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

                                                                                                                                      Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                      circa 1940

                                                                                                                                      height: 34cm, length: 22cm, width: 27cm

                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                      UK art market, formerly in an Oxford collection.

                                                                                                                                      1915

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                                                                                                                                        Yoruba Wooden Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

                                                                                                                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                                        dimensions: 27cm x 23cm x 2cm

                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                        1481

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                                                                                                                                          Brass Bird-shaped Pipe

                                                                                                                                          Cameroon
                                                                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                                                                          length: 48cm

                                                                                                                                          2204

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                                                                                                                                            Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

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

                                                                                                                                            height: 29cm

                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                            UK art market.

                                                                                                                                            3000

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                                                                                                                                              Congo Chief’s Axe-Knife

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

                                                                                                                                              length: 39cm, width: 22.5cm

                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                    UK art market, private collection, Germany

                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                      3664

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                                                                                                                                                        Pair of Engraved Silver Bracelets

                                                                                                                                                        Nubian People, North-East Africa
                                                                                                                                                        19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                        external diameter: 8.6cm, internal diameter: 6.2cm, thickness: 1.2cm, combined weight: 119g

                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                        private collection, London.

                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                          private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                          5561

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                                                                                                                                                            Circular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

                                                                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                            19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                            4196

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                                                                                                                                                              Three Solid Copper Mossi African Hairpins

                                                                                                                                                              Mossi People, Burkina Faso
                                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                                              7.5-9cm

                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                              Private collection, London.

                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                6991

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                                                                                                                                                                  Maasai Bone Pendant & Braided Leather Necklace

                                                                                                                                                                  Maasai People,  Kenya & northern Tanzania
                                                                                                                                                                  early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                  length of pendant: 7.7cm, circumference: approximately 35cm, weight: 45g

                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market