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    Wobe or We (Ngere) Wooden Face Mask

    Wobe or We (Ngere) People, Ivory Coast
    early 20th century

    height: approximately 27.5cm, width: 20.5cm, depth: 18.5cm, weight: 1,700g

    Provenance

    private estate collection, UK.

    6663

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      Ashanti Cast Brass Gold Dust Weight showing Two Seated Oware Players

      Asante (Ashanti) People, Ghana
      19th-early 20th century

      width of base: 9.9cm, depth of base: 6.6cm, height (with base): 9.7cm, weight: 463g

      Provenance

      UK art market

      7180

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        Unusual Zulu Wirework Gourd Dance Rattle

        Zulu People, Southern Africa
        early 20th century

        width of gourd: 8cm, length (including handle): 29cm, weight: 60g

        Provenance

        UK art market

        7104

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          Dayak Chieftain’s Large Ironwood & Rattan Bowl with Aso Figures

          Kenyah or Kayan Dayak, Rajang River Basin, Borneo (Malaysia)
          19th century

          length: 82.5cm, height: 13.6cm, width: 48.1cm

          Provenance

          UK art market

          7020

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            Fijian Tapa Bark Cloth Beater (Ike ni Masi)

            Fiji, probably Viti Levu Highlands region
            late 18th century

            length: 36.4cm, weight: 771g

            Provenance

            UK art market

            6991

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              Maasai Bone Pendant & Braided Leather Necklace

              Maasai People,  Kenya & northern Tanzania
              early 20th century

              length of pendant: 7.7cm, circumference: approximately 35cm, weight: 45g

              Provenance

              UK art market

              3905

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                Ifugao Carved Wooden Ritual Bowl (Duyu)

                Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
                19th-early 20th century

                width: 28cm, weight: 848g

                Provenance

                private European collection.

                6524

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                  Mongo Woman’s Woven Buttock Shield (Bakonga)

                  Mongo People, Congo
                  early 20th century

                  length: approximately 88cm, width: 8.3cm, weight: 157g

                  Provenance

                  private collection, London, UK.

                  6781

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                    Naga Brass Pendant

                    Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
                    circa 1900

                    height: 16cm, width: 6.3cm, weight: 90g

                    Provenance

                    private European collection

                    6779

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                      Naga Blue Glass Bead & Brass Necklace

                      Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
                      circa 1900

                      length of pendant: 14.5cm, width: 6.2cm, circumference: approximately 72cm

                      Provenance

                      private European collection

                      6783

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                        Pair of Naga Brass Bracelets

                        Naga People, North-Eastern India
                        19th century

                        internal diameter: approximately 6.8cm, combined weight: 549g

                        Provenance

                        private European collection

                        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

                          6773

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                            Exceptional, Early Tanimbar Ancestor Figure

                            Tanimbar, Southeast Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia
                            18th century

                            height: 16.4cm, width: 5.4cm, depth: 4.5cm

                            Provenance

                            Private Collection, Northern England; acquired by the previous owners from an antiques fair, York, England, circa 1980

                            6811

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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.

                              6797

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                                Paduang or Kayan Lahwi (Long-Necked) Woman’s Brass Neck Rings & Anklets

                                Paduang or Kayan Lahwi People, Shan States, Eastern Burma
                                19th-early 20th century

                                height (of the longest neck ring): 13.2cm, width (of the wiodest neck ring): 18.3cm, width (of the arm rings): approximately 9cm, combined weight: 4,437g

                                Provenance

                                Private collection, UK; collected during colonial times.

                                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

                                  6650

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                                    Sudan Bongo Carved Wooden Stool or Headrest

                                    Bongo People, South Sudan
                                    19th-early 20th century

                                    width: 23.2cm, height: 11.6cm, depth:12.1cm, weight: 535g

                                    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

                                      6602

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                                        Naga Cowrie Shell Apron or Loin Cloth

                                        Naga People, Burma (Myanmar)
                                        early 20th century

                                        length: 69.2cm, width: 22.5cm, weight: 548g

                                        Provenance

                                        UK art market

                                        6635

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                                          Fine Tsonga Headrest

                                          Tsonga People, South Africa & Zimbabwe
                                          19th-early 20th century

                                          height: 10.8cm, width: 18.5cm, weight: 229g

                                          Provenance

                                          UK art market

                                          6523

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                                            Mongo Woman’s Beaded & Woven Buttock Shield (Bakonga)

                                            Mongo People, Congo
                                            early 20th century

                                            length: approximately 98cm, width of pompom: 12cm, weight: 292g

                                            Provenance

                                            private collection, London, UK.

                                            6521

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                                              Andaman Islands Man’s Dance Regalia

                                              Andaman Islands, possibly from the Jarawa Tribe, South Andaman
                                              circa 1900

                                              indicative length of headdress (band & tassels): 49cm

                                              Provenance

                                              private collection, London. UK; previously, Charles Wilfred Hext (b.1880-1919)

                                              4225

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                                                Congo Cast-Brass Hairpins

                                                Congo, probably Kuba people.
                                                19th-20th century

                                                21cm & 16.8cm

                                                Provenance

                                                Private collection, London.

                                                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.

                                                    5722

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                                                      Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

                                                      Zulu People, South Africa
                                                      circa 1940

                                                      diameter (each): 6.5cm, combined weight: 61g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      private collection, UK.

                                                      4236

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                                                        Early New Guinea Wooden & Bone Mace or Club

                                                        Papua New Guinea, probably Sepik region
                                                        19th century and possibly earlier

                                                        length: 64.2cm, diameter of head: 9cm, weight: 190g

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                                                        UK art market

                                                        6490

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                                                          Fang Gilded Bronze Torque

                                                          Fang People, Gabon/Cameroon
                                                          circa 19th century

                                                          diameter: at widest point: 19cm, thickness: 3.8cm, weight: 2,217g

                                                          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.

                                                            6436

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                                                              Fine, Nigerian Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

                                                              Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                              circa 1920

                                                              height: 46cm, length: 27cm, width: 31cm, weight: 1,765g

                                                              Provenance

                                                              formerly in the collection of the late Dr James Bynon, lecturer in Berber studies, School of Oriental & African Studies, University College London.

                                                              4474

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                                                                Yoruba Cast Brass Opele Oracle Chain

                                                                Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                19th century

                                                                circumference: approx.: 96cm, weight: 178g

                                                                Provenance

                                                                UK art market

                                                                6132

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                                                                  Ceremonial Dayak Beaded Hat with Pig Tusks

                                                                  Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                  20th century

                                                                  length: 29cm, width: 23cm, height: 9.5cm

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  UK art market

                                                                  4476

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                                                                    Early, Ashanti Gold Weight Modelled on a Bifurcated Knife (Afenata)

                                                                    Ashanti People, Ghana
                                                                    17th century

                                                                    length: 12.3cm, width: 8.2cm, weight: 107g

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    private collection, London.

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        4517

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                                                                          Ovimbundu Carved Wooden Sceptre

                                                                          Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                                                          19th century

                                                                          height: 54cm

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          UK art market

                                                                          5742

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                                                                            Pair of Gurunsi Bronze Bracelets

                                                                            Gurunsi (Grunshi) People, northern Ghana & southern Burkina Faso
                                                                            18th-19th century

                                                                            width: 9.5cm, height: 9.3cm, combined weight: 684g

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            UK art market

                                                                            5724

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                                                                              Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

                                                                              Zulu People, South Africa
                                                                              circa 1940

                                                                              diameters: 5.5cm, thickness: 0.8cm

                                                                              Provenance

                                                                              private collection, UK

                                                                              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

                                                                                3909

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                                                                                  Ifugao Carved Wooden Ritual Bowl with Handle (Duyu)

                                                                                  Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                  length: 31cm, width: 20.5cm, height: 8cm

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  private European collection.

                                                                                  4864

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                                                                                    Bontoc Clam Shell Bead & Glass Bead Necklace

                                                                                    Bontoc People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
                                                                                    19th-20th century

                                                                                    weight: 169g

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    private collection, UK.

                                                                                    5443

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                                                                                      Early, Carved Wooden Massim Sword Club or Lime Spatula

                                                                                      Massim area, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
                                                                                      18th-19th century

                                                                                      length: 62.5cm, width at widest point: 8cm

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        4196

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                                                                                          Three Solid Copper Mossi African Hairpins

                                                                                          Mossi People, Burkina Faso
                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                          7.5-9cm

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          Private collection, London.

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            4755

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                                                                                              Unusual Massim Carved, Wooden Lime Spatula Shaped as a Hornbill

                                                                                              Massim People, Tobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
                                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                                              length: 38.3cm

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                              4824

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                                                                                                Woven Rattan Congo Comb

                                                                                                Teke People, Congo
                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                height: 16.2cm, width: 5.7cm

                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                old, private UK collection.

                                                                                                3933

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                                                                                                  Dayak Man’s Ear Ornament (Sabau) of Carved Hornbill Casque (Beak)

                                                                                                  Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                  19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                  height: 4.6cm, length: 10cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 26.36g

                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                  Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                      3944

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                                                                                                        Pair of Borneo Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

                                                                                                        Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                        diameter: 2cm, combined weight: 72g

                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                        Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                  4331

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                                                                                                                    Carved Wooden Mask

                                                                                                                    Himalayan India - Northern Bengal or Himchal Pradesh
                                                                                                                    18th-19th century

                                                                                                                    height: 22cm, width: 13.6cm

                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                    4259

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                                                                                                                      Naga Bead & Bone Necklace or Girdle

                                                                                                                      Naga People, India/Burma
                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                      length (approx): 67cm, width: 15.5cm, weight: 517g

                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                      private collection, London.

                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                              4077

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                                                                                                                                Shield with Gilded Metal Mounts (Tafa Gassa)

                                                                                                                                Ethiopia
                                                                                                                                19th century

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

                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                    3945

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                                                                                                                                      Pair of Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

                                                                                                                                      Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                      diameter: 2.6cm, combined weight: 90g

                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                      Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                          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'.

                                                                                                                                                3890

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                                                                                                                                                  Yoruba Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand

                                                                                                                                                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                                                                  length: 31.5cm

                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                  3727

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                                                                                                                                                    Kimberley Point Aboriginal Spear Head

                                                                                                                                                    Aboriginal People, possibly the Bunuba People, Kimberley Region, Northern Western Australia
                                                                                                                                                    late 19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                    entire length: 18.8cm, length of (exposed) head: 3.5cm, width: 2.6cm

                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                    private collection, Channel Islands, UK.

                                                                                                                                                    3733

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                                                                                                                                                      Ovimbundu Female Head Privilege Sceptre

                                                                                                                                                      Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                                                                                                                                      circa 1930

                                                                                                                                                      length: 56cm

                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                      3391

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                                                                                                                                                        Aboriginal Pineapple Pandanus Head Battle Club

                                                                                                                                                        Central Queensland, Australia
                                                                                                                                                        early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                        length: 72.5cm, weight: 541g

                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                        3416

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                                                                                                                                                          Fine Zulu (or similar) Knobkerrie Dance Club

                                                                                                                                                          Zulu People or similar, Southern Africa
                                                                                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                                                                                          length: 43.5cm

                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                          3497

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                                                                                                                                                            Superb Pair of Ibeji Figures (Ere Ibeji)

                                                                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Oyo Tribe, Shaki Region, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                            late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                            heights: 24.4cm

                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                              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

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                                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                                  2938

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Local Ashanti King’s Asipim Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                    Ashanti (Asante) People, Ghana
                                                                                                                                                                                    late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                    height: 72cm, depth: 44cm, width: 40cm

                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                    private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                                    2940

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Fijian Throwing Club (I Ula Tavatava)

                                                                                                                                                                                      Fiji
                                                                                                                                                                                      18th-early 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 42cm

                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market; private UK collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                      2992

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Rare Massim Double Pedestal Cup with Spirit Figures

                                                                                                                                                                                        Massim People, Trobiand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                        20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                        height: 70.5cm, diameter of bowl: 20.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                        private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                                        2746

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Rare Solomon Islands Ceremonial Child’s Dance Wand or Staff (Napa)

                                                                                                                                                                                          Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                          circa 1900

                                                                                                                                                                                          length: 75.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                                            2449

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Ifugao Carved Wooden Ladle or Dipper

                                                                                                                                                                                              Kalanguya People, Southern Ifugao, Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                              length: 24.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                              Scottish art market

                                                                                                                                                                                              2181

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Life-sized Sepik Ancestor Figure

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sepik Region, New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                height: 165cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, collected by de Sales McHugh in the first half of the 20th century.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2182

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sepik Lime Container in the form of a Rooster on a Crocodile

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Iatmul People, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                  first half of the 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                  length: 68cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the first half of the 20th century .

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2184

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sepik Kominimung Shield

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pora Pora or Bien River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                    first half of the 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                    height: 117cm, width: 46cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the first half of the 20th century.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2185

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sepik Earthenware Roof Ridge Tile with Pigments

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chambri Lakes, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                      height: 42cm, width: 25.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2187

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sepik Samban Hook Figure

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Italmul People, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                        first half of the 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                        height: 97cm, width: 30cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the first half of the 20th century.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2096

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Very Fine Man’s Woven Comb (Faa)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kwaio People, Malaita, Solomon Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                                              19th or early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                              height: 20cm, width: 5.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enquiry about object: 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1984

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pair of New Guinea Cone-Shell Ear Ornaments, dated 1859

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        collected in 1859

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        maximum diameter of each: 7cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market; private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1595

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rare Solomon Islands Christian Altar Cross Inlaid with Pearl Shell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Solomon Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              circa 1900

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              height: 62cm, width: 33cm, depth: 19.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Adam Prout, London.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1804

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Large Jorai Ironwood Ancestor Figure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jorai People, Central Highlands, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                height: 114cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Benneton Collection, France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1032

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aboriginal Mulga Wood Spear Thrower (Woomera)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aboriginal People, Central Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      circa 1940

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      height: 77cm, width: 11cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1108

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enquiry about object: 1108

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Carved Tsonga Bowl attributed to Muhlati

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tsonga, Mozambique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        height: 38cm, width: 18cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1111

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Batak Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          length: 76cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.