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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.

            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

                                                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.

                                                        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.

                                                          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.

                                                                  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.