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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.

        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.

            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

                  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

                    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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            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.

                                              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

                                                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.

                                                      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.

                                                              2219

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                                                                Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

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

                                                                height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

                                                                Provenance

                                                                private collection, UK.

                                                                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

                                                                  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.