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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.

    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.

      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

        1873

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          Akan Cast Brass Peanut Ring, Ghana

          Akan, Ghana/Ivory Coast
          18th-19th century

          height: 5cm, weight: 16g

          Provenance

          Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

          1874

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            Akan Cast Brass ‘Seed Pod Cluster’ Ring with Traces of Gilding

            Akan, Ghana/Ivory Coast
            18th-19th century

            width: 4cm, weight: 13g

            Provenance

            Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

            1885

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              Akan Cast Brass ‘African Cobra’ Ring, Ghana

              Akan, Ghana/Ivory Coast
              19th century

              length of bezel: 2.7cm, weight: 16g

              Provenance

              Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

              1869

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                Dogon Cast Brass Fertility Ring

                Dogon People, Mali
                19th century

                height: 4.3cm, weight: 15g

                Provenance

                Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                1882

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                  Akan Cast Brass ‘Sword Hilt’ Ring

                  Akan, Ghana/Ivory Coast
                  18th-19th century

                  height: 4.5cm, weight: 22g

                  Provenance

                  Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                  1879

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                    Ashanti Cast Brass “Double Crocodile” Ring, Ghana

                    Ashanti, Ghana
                    18th-19th century

                    diameter of bezel: 4.7cm, weight: 35g

                    Provenance

                    Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                    1871

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                      Cast Brass Trophy Head Ring with Traces of Gold

                      Baule, Mali
                      18th-19th century

                      length of bezel: 3.5cm, weight: 17g, ring size (UK): L, (US): 5.75

                      Provenance

                      Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                      1880

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                        Cast Brass ‘Chief’s Stool’ Ring with Traces of Gilding

                        Akan People, Ghana/Ivory Coast
                        18th-19th century

                        height: 4cm, weight: 40g

                        Provenance

                        Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                        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

                            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

                              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

                                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.

                                  4516

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                                    Carved Wooden Prestige Sceptre

                                    Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                    19th century

                                    length: 55cm

                                    Provenance

                                    UK art market

                                    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

                                      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.

                                        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

                                          4283

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                                            Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

                                            Morocco, pre-Sahara Region
                                            19th century

                                            length: 7cm, width: 3.3cm, combined weight: 110g

                                            Provenance

                                            private collection, London.

                                            4284

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                                              Pair of Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

                                              Ant-Atlas Region, Morocco
                                              19th century

                                              length: 7cm, width: 2.8cm, combined weight: 136g

                                              Provenance

                                              private collection, London.

                                              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.

                                                  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

                                                    4222

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                                                      Cast Bronze Hairpin of a Horse & Rider

                                                      Dogon People, Mali
                                                      19th century

                                                      length: 19.5cm

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      4077

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                                                        Shield with Gilded Metal Mounts (Tafa Gassa)

                                                        Ethiopia
                                                        19th century

                                                        diameter: 47cm, height (approx.): 20cm

                                                        Provenance

                                                        UK art market

                                                        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

                                                            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

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  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'.

                                                                    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

                                                                        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

                                                                          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.

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        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

                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                        1481

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                                                                                                          Brass Bird-shaped Pipe

                                                                                                          Cameroon
                                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                                          length: 48cm

                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                            1019

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                                                                                                              Zulu Knobkierrie Club

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

                                                                                                              length: 63cm

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                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                1108

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                                                                                                                  Carved Tsonga Bowl attributed to Muhlati

                                                                                                                  Tsonga, Mozambique
                                                                                                                  late 19th century

                                                                                                                  height: 38cm, width: 18cm

                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                  UK art market.