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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.

      6812

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

        Igbo People, Nigeria
        19th century

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

        Provenance

        private collection, Channel Islands, UK.

        6960

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          Fine Pair of Oyo Yoruba Ibeji Twins

          Yoruba People, Oyo, Igbuke Region, Nigeria
          late 19th century-early 20th century

          height: approximately 27.1cm, combined weight: 563g

          Provenance

          UK art market

          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.

            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 Woven Woman’s Buttock Shield

                      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

                                  Provenance

                                  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.

                                    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.

                                      2621

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                                        Oceanic Carved Wooden Bowl

                                        Pacific Islands, possibly Marquesas Islands
                                        19th century and possibly earlier

                                        length: 14.7cm, width: 8.3cm, height: 5.8cm, weight: 78g

                                        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.

                                          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

                                                            5728

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                                                              Naga Man’s Cane Hat

                                                              Kalyo-Kengyu Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma, circa 1910
                                                              circa 1910

                                                              height: 25.5cm, diameter at widest point: 20cm

                                                              Provenance

                                                              private collection, UK; reputedly obtained by a family member just after WWI during skirmishes with the Naga tribesmen in Bangladesh and Burma.

                                                              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.

                                                                5710

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                                                                  Dutch Colonial Surinamese Escaped African Slave (Maroons or Bushinengues) Wooden Stool

                                                                  Maroon or Bushinengue People, Suriname, South America
                                                                  19th-early 20th century

                                                                  length: 40cm, height: 29cm, width: 23cm

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  private collection, London.

                                                                  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

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                              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

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                                                                                                                  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

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                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                        4033

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                                                                                                                          Ashanti Cast Brass Gold Weight

                                                                                                                          Ashanti or Asante People, Ghana
                                                                                                                          18th-19th century

                                                                                                                          height: 7.3cm, width: 8cm, depth: 6cm, weight: 284g

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                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                          4046

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                                                                                                                            Rare Cast Brass Necklace

                                                                                                                            Vere People, North-Eastern Nigeria & Cameroon
                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                            length: 69cm, weight: 1,303g

                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                            4047

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                                                                                                                              Woman’s Brass & Beaded Headdress & Ear Ornament Set

                                                                                                                              Kikuyu People, Kenya
                                                                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                                                                              diameter of each spiral : 8.8cm; length of headdress: 38cm, total weight: 325g

                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                              3870

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                                                                                                                                Pair of Carved Wooden Male & Female Bulul Rice Divinity Figures

                                                                                                                                Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                heights: 51cm & 49cm

                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                private European collection.

                                                                                                                                3890

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                                                                                                                                  Yoruba Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand

                                                                                                                                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                                                  length: 31.5cm

                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                  3894

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                                                                                                                                    Nigerian Carved & Painted Wooden Figurative Comb

                                                                                                                                    Nigeria
                                                                                                                                    late 19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                    length: 23cm, width: 8cm

                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                    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'.

                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                  3507

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                                                                                                                                                    Cast Copper Bwa Do Cult Anklet

                                                                                                                                                    Bwa people, Burkino Faso
                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                    length: 20cm. width: 9.7cm, height with stand: 8cm

                                                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                                                          3105

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                                                                                                                                                            Songye Androgynous Power Figure

                                                                                                                                                            Songye People, Congo
                                                                                                                                                            first half of the 20th century

                                                                                                                                                            height: 48.5cm

                                                                                                                                                            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. It is not known when or how Dr Sharratt acquired this figure but during his fifty years of collecting, he tended to acquire from within the UK only from dealers, collectors and auction houses.

                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                        2850

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                                                                                                                                                                          Cast Brass Pendant & Brass Bead Necklace

                                                                                                                                                                          Asante/Ashanti, Ghana, West Africa
                                                                                                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                          length of pendant: 12.5cm, length of chain: 66cm, weight: 193g

                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                          2863

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                                                                                                                                                                            Fine Yoruba Male Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

                                                                                                                                                                            Oyo-Yoruba People, Oyo Region, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                            late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                            height: 32cm, diameter of the base: approximately 8cm

                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                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 early 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2204

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Oyo Sub-group, Erin Region, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                            circa 1920

                                                                                                                                                                                            height: 29cm

                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                            UK art market.

                                                                                                                                                                                            2218

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

                                                                                                                                                                                              Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                              19th-20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                              length/height: 108cm

                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                              private collection, London; and previously, a private European collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2219

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1981

                                                                                                                                                                                                Enquiry about object: 1981

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rare Wooden Ifugao Ancestor Figure Ritual Wine Server

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ifugao, Luzon, Northern Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                                  early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                  height: 35cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1984

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enquiry about object: 1984

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pair of New Guinea Cone-Shell Ear Ornaments

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2096

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enquiry about object: 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Enquiry about object: 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enquiry about object: 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Enquiry about object: 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1481

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brass Bird-shaped Pipe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cameroon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  length: 48cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1595

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enquiry about object: 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enquiry about object: 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Enquiry about object: 1019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zulu Knobkierrie Club

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          length: 63cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1030

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enquiry about object: 1030

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sepik Green-Grey Nephrite Adze Blade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Middle Sepik River, New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19th century or earlier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            height: 24cm, width at widest point: 10.8cm, weight: 1.048kg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Acquired on the UK art market and most probably has been in the UK since the colonial era.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Enquiry about object: 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1112

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    length: 84cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.