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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

    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

      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

        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.

            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.

              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.

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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.

                          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.

                            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

                              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.

                                  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

                                    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

                                      3890

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                                        Yoruba Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand

                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                        19th century

                                        length: 31.5cm

                                        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

                                          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

                                              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.

                                                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.

                                                  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.

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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.

                                                            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.

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  1226

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                                                                    Large Engraved Brass Bowl & Cover

                                                                    (Islamic) Nupe People, Nigeria
                                                                    19th century

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

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    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

                                                                      Provenance

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