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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

    6812

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      Rare Pair of Large, Igbo Woman’s Brass Anklets (Ogba)

      Igbo People, Nigeria
      19th century

      diameter: approximately 34.5cm, height: 11.9cm, combined weight: 2,990g (1,498g and 1,492g)

      Reserved

      Provenance

      private collection, Channel Islands, 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

        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.