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    Solomon Islands Comb (Faa) & Original Palm Leaf Wrapping

    Kwaio People, Malaita, Solomon Islands
    early 20th century

    length: 18.5cm, width: 7cm, combined weight: 23g

    Provenance

    from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

    8529

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      Solomon Islands Small Pectoral Pendant (Tafi or Dafe)

      Solomon Islands
      early 20th century

      length: 9.3cm, weight: 25g

      Provenance

      from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

      8540

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        Solomon Islands Gold Lipped Pearl Shell Pendant with attached Shell Currency Strands

        Solomon Islands
        early 20th century

        length (of shell): 7cm, width: 6.7cm, weight: 26g

        Provenance

        from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

        8544

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          Large Solomon Islands Pectoral Pendant (Tafi or Dafe)

          Solomon Islands
          early 20th century

          length: 19cm, weight: 112g

          Provenance

          from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

          8546

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            Solomon Islands Large Pectoral Pendant (Tafi or Dafe)

            Solomon Islands
            early 20th century

            length: 20.7cm, weight: 190g

            Provenance

            from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

            7168

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              Ovimbundu Carved Wooden Privilege or Ritual Staff

              Ovimbundu People, Angola
              19th century

              length: 91cm, weight: 855g

              Provenance

              private collection, UK.

              7169

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                Ovimbundu Colonial Portuguese Female Head Privilege Sceptre or Staff

                Ovimbundu People, Angola
                19th century

                length: 82.5cmm, width: 8.5cm, weight: 941g

                Provenance

                private collection, UK

                7202

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                  New Hebrides Abalone Shell & Turtleshell Trolling Lure Fish Hook

                  New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
                  19th century

                  length: 7.5cm, width: 1.9cm, weight: 13g

                  Provenance

                  UK art market; UK private collection.

                  7247

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                    Fijian Trolling Lure Fish Hook (Bayaloyalo)

                    Fiji
                    early-to-mid 19th century

                    length: approximately 10.2cm, width: 1.4cm, weight: 8g

                    Provenance

                    UK art market; UK private collection.

                    7256

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                      Maori Trolling Lure Fish Hook (Pa Kahawai)

                      Maori People, New Zealand
                      18th-19th century

                      length (without cord): 14.8cm, width: 2cm, weight: 20g

                      Provenance

                      UK art market; UK private collection.

                      7246

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                        Fijian Carved Wooden Bowl, possibly a Priest’s Dish

                        Fiji
                        19th century & possibly earlier

                        length: 53.2cm, width: 19cm, depth: approximately 8cm, weight: 1,105g

                        Provenance

                        UK art market; private UK collection

                        8526

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                          Solomon Islands Turtleshell & Carved Abalone Shell Trolling Lure Fish Hook

                          Solomon Islands, probably Malaita Island
                          19th century

                          length: 7.9cm, width: 1.4cm, weight: 5g

                          Provenance

                          from the estate collection of a former London museum curator.

                          4230

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                            Carved Steatite Female Nomoli Figure

                            Sierra Leone
                            15th century or earlier

                            height: 21cm, width: 8.5cm, weight: 1,645g

                            Provenance

                            Estate Collection of Seward Kennedy, London, UK.

                            6911

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                              Wobe or We (Ngere) Wooden Face Mask

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

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

                              Provenance

                              private estate collection, UK.

                              7180

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                                Unusual Zulu Wirework Gourd Dance Rattle

                                Zulu People, Southern Africa
                                early 20th century

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

                                Provenance

                                UK art market

                                7020

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                                  Fijian Tapa Bark Cloth Beater (Ike ni Masi)

                                  Fiji, probably Viti Levu Highlands region
                                  late 18th century

                                  length: 36.4cm, weight: 771g

                                  Provenance

                                  UK art market

                                  6991

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                                    Maasai Bone Pendant & Braided Leather Necklace

                                    Maasai People,  Kenya & northern Tanzania
                                    early 20th century

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

                                    Provenance

                                    UK art market

                                    6524

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                                      Mongo Woman’s Woven Buttock Shield (Bakonga)

                                      Mongo People, Congo
                                      early 20th century

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

                                      Provenance

                                      private collection, London, UK.

                                      6781

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                                        Naga Brass Pendant

                                        Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
                                        circa 1900

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

                                        Provenance

                                        private European collection

                                        6779

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                                          Naga Blue Glass Bead & Brass Necklace

                                          Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
                                          circa 1900

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

                                          Provenance

                                          private European collection

                                          6783

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                                            Pair of Naga Brass Bracelets

                                            Naga People, North-Eastern India
                                            19th century

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

                                            Provenance

                                            private European collection

                                            6799

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                                              Pair of Nigerian Cast & Engraved Bronze Bangles

                                              Lower Niger River, Nigeria
                                              early 20th century

                                              external diameter (widest): 9.9 to 10.1cm, internal diameter: 5.4 to 5.9cm, combined weight: 1,330g

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market

                                              6773

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                                                Exceptional, Early Tanimbar Ancestor Figure

                                                Tanimbar, Southeast Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia
                                                18th century

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

                                                Provenance

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

                                                6811

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                                                  Unusual Ashanti Carved Wooden Articulated Comb (Duafe)

                                                  Akan-Ashanti People, Ghana
                                                  late 19th century-early 20th century

                                                  height: 34.7cm, width: 12cm, weight: 192g

                                                  Provenance

                                                  private collection, London.

                                                  6797

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

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

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

                                                    Provenance

                                                    Private collection, UK; collected during colonial times.

                                                    6960

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                                                      Fine Pair of Oyo Yoruba Ibeji Twins

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

                                                      height: approximately 27.1cm, combined weight: 563g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      UK art market

                                                      6650

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                                                        Sudan Bongo Carved Wooden Stool or Headrest

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

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

                                                        Provenance

                                                        UK art market

                                                        6642

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                                                          Superb Nigerian Ibibio Carved Wooden Mask

                                                          Ibibio People, Cross River & adjacent regions, Nigeria
                                                          19th-early 20th century

                                                          height: 31cm, width: 29cm, depth: 19cm, weight: 1,104g

                                                          Provenance

                                                          UK art market

                                                          6602

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                                                            Naga Cowrie Shell Apron or Loin Cloth

                                                            Naga People, Burma (Myanmar)
                                                            early 20th century

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

                                                            Provenance

                                                            UK art market

                                                            6635

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                                                              Fine Tsonga Headrest

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

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

                                                              Provenance

                                                              UK art market

                                                              6523

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

                                                                Mongo People, Congo
                                                                early 20th century

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

                                                                Provenance

                                                                private collection, London, UK.

                                                                6521

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                                                                  Andaman Islands Man’s Dance Regalia

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

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

                                                                  Provenance

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

                                                                  4225

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                                                                    Congo Cast-Brass Hairpins

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

                                                                    21cm & 16.8cm

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    Private collection, London.

                                                                    6492

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                                                                      Very Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Priest’s Costume with Leather & Mirrors

                                                                      Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                      circa 1850

                                                                      length: 96.5cm, width: 54.5cm (approximately)

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

                                                                      6493

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                                                                        Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Shrine Leather Bag (Laba)

                                                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                        circa 1850

                                                                        width: 49.5cm

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

                                                                        5722

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                                                                          Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

                                                                          Zulu People, South Africa
                                                                          circa 1940

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

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          private collection, UK.

                                                                          4236

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                                                                            Early New Guinea Wooden & Bone Mace or Club

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

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

                                                                            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.

                                                                              4806

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                                                                                Unusual Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

                                                                                Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
                                                                                late 19th century

                                                                                height: 23.5cm; weight: 398g

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                Volta Place Gallery, Washington DC; Pendarell (Pen) Kent Collection.

                                                                                6436

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                                                                                  Fine, Nigerian Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

                                                                                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                  circa 1920

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

                                                                                  Provenance

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

                                                                                  4474

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                                                                                    Yoruba Cast Brass Opele Oracle Chain

                                                                                    Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                    19th century

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

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                    6132

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                                                                                      Ceremonial Dayak Beaded Hat with Pig Tusks

                                                                                      Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                      20th century

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

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      4476

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

                                                                                        Ashanti People, Ghana
                                                                                        17th century

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

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        private collection, London.

                                                                                        4326

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                                                                                          Carved Wooden Dog Fetish Figure (Koso)

                                                                                          Vili People, Republic of Congo
                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                          length: 24cm; width: 7cm and height: 8cm

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          Estate of the London collector, Seward Kennedy, London

                                                                                          6103

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                                                                                            Rare Pair of Ibibio Nigerian Carved Wooden Masks

                                                                                            Ibibio People, southern Nigeria
                                                                                            early 20th century

                                                                                            heights: 28cm & 26cm

                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                            4517

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                                                                                              Ovimbundu Carved Wooden Sceptre

                                                                                              Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                              height: 54cm

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                              5742

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                                                                                                Pair of Gurunsi Bronze Bracelets

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

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

                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                5724

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                                                                                                  Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

                                                                                                  Zulu People, South Africa
                                                                                                  circa 1940

                                                                                                  diameters: 5.5cm, thickness: 0.8cm

                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                  private collection, UK

                                                                                                  5940

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                                                                                                    Exceptional Pair of Igbo Man’s Cast Brass Wrist Guards or Cuff Bracelets

                                                                                                    Igbo People, South-central and South-eastern Nigeria
                                                                                                    probably 19th century

                                                                                                    heights: 17cm, diameters: 10.7cm, combined weights: 1,150g

                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                    3909

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                                                                                                      Ifugao Carved Wooden Ritual Bowl with Handle (Duyu)

                                                                                                      Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
                                                                                                      19th century

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

                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                      private European collection.

                                                                                                      4864

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                                                                                                        Bontoc Clam Shell Bead & Glass Bead Necklace

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

                                                                                                        weight: 169g

                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                        private collection, UK.

                                                                                                        5443

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                                                                                                          Early, Carved Wooden Massim Sword Club or Lime Spatula

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

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

                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                          5561

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                                                                                                            Circular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                            width: 35.5cm; length: 34cm and thickness: 2cm

                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                            4196

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                                                                                                              Three Solid Copper Mossi African Hairpins

                                                                                                              Mossi People, Burkina Faso
                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                              7.5-9cm

                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                              Private collection, London.

                                                                                                              5560

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                                                                                                                Rectangular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

                                                                                                                Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                width: 40cm; length: 27cm and thickness: 2cm

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                                                                                                                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

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                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                      4259

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                                                                                                                                        Naga Bead & Bone Necklace or Girdle

                                                                                                                                        Naga People, India/Burma
                                                                                                                                        19th century

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

                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                        private collection, London.

                                                                                                                                        4267

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                                                                                                                                          Woman’s Wooden Lip Plate

                                                                                                                                          Kichepo People, Sudan, & Surma People, Sudan/Ethiopia
                                                                                                                                          19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                          width: 13.3cm, length: 9.6cm, thickness: 1.6cm

                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                          private London collection.

                                                                                                                                          4279

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                                                                                                                                            Chief’s Bronze ‘Tiered’ Anklet with Bells

                                                                                                                                            Gio or Dan & Wee People, Liberia & Cote d’Ivoire
                                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                                            outside diameter: 11.5cm, inside diameter: 7.5cm x 8.5cm, height: 4.3cm, weight: 517g

                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                            4313

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                                                                                                                                              Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                                                                                                                                              Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                              height: 10.2cm

                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                              private collection, London.

                                                                                                                                              4314

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                                                                                                                                                Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                                                                                                                                                Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                height: 8cm

                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                private collection, London.

                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                  4077

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                                                                                                                                                    Shield with Gilded Metal Mounts (Tafa Gassa)

                                                                                                                                                    Ethiopia
                                                                                                                                                    19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                    4121

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                                                                                                                                                      Carved Wooden Axe Handle or Sceptre Shaped as an Antelope

                                                                                                                                                      Tsonga or Zulu, South Africa or Zambia/Zaire
                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                      length: 52.5cm

                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                      4222

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                                                                                                                                                        Cast Bronze Hairpin of a Horse & Rider

                                                                                                                                                        Dogon People, Mali
                                                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                                                        length: 19.5cm

                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                        3994

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                                                                                                                                                          Nigerian Carved Wooden Maternity Figure, Lidded Bowl, possibly by the carver Agbonbiofe

                                                                                                                                                          Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                          height: 48.5cm, depth: 22.5cm, width: 33.5cm

                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                          UK art market, private collection, Germany

                                                                                                                                                          4046

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                                                                                                                                                            Rare Cast Brass Necklace

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

                                                                                                                                                            length: 69cm, weight: 1,303g

                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                            4047

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                                                                                                                                                              Woman’s Brass & Beaded Headdress & Ear Ornament Set

                                                                                                                                                              Kikuyu People, Kenya
                                                                                                                                                              early 20th century

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

                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                              3945

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                                                                                                                                                                Pair of Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

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

                                                                                                                                                                diameter: 2.6cm, combined weight: 90g

                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                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

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                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                                      3115

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Fine, Carved Wooden Baule Catapult

                                                                                                                                                                                        Baule People, Ivory Coast
                                                                                                                                                                                        probably 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                        height (not including stand): 16cm, width: 6.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                        acquired from the estate of Dr Peter Sharratt (d. 2014). Sharratt was a linguist and lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh who published on Renaissance French sculpture. In his private life, he was an avid collector of tribal art, building up his collection over fifty years. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

                                                                                                                                                                                        3119

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Pair of Yoruba Ceremonial Ogboni Staffs

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yoruba People, Ogboni Society, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                          early to mid-20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                          height: approximately (female) 44cm, (male) 45cm

                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                          3000

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Congo Chief’s Axe-Knife

                                                                                                                                                                                            Nsapo & Wongo Peoples, Congo
                                                                                                                                                                                            19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                            length: 39cm, width: 22.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                            3091

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Rare Pair of Ijebu-Yoruba Bronze Ceremonial Anklets

                                                                                                                                                                                              Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                              18th century

                                                                                                                                                                                              diameter: 19cm

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                                                                                                                                                                                              private collection, Isle of Wight, 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2940

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fijian Throwing Club (I Ula Tavatava)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fiji
                                                                                                                                                                                                      18th-early 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 42cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market; private UK collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2992

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rare Massim Double Pedestal Cup with Spirit Figures

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        height: 70.5cm, diameter of bowl: 20.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                        private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2746

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                                          circa 1900

                                                                                                                                                                                                          length: 75.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2421

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yoruba Maternity Figural Offering Bowl

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                            before 1938-39

                                                                                                                                                                                                            height: 64cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Collected by the artist Donald Friend in Nigeria, 1938

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2449

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ifugao Carved Wooden Ladle or Dipper

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kalanguya People, Southern Ifugao, Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                              length: 24.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Scottish art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2182

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                length: 68cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2184

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sepik Kominimung Shield

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  height: 117cm, width: 46cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2185

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sepik Earthenware Roof Ridge Tile with Pigments

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    height: 42cm, width: 25.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2187

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sepik Samban Hook Figure

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      height: 97cm, width: 30cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2204

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        height: 29cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2218

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19th-20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          length/height: 108cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2181

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Life-sized Sepik Ancestor Figure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sepik Region, New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            height: 165cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1897

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kuba Carved Wooden ‘Basket’ Camwood Powder Bowl & Cover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kuba People, Congo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              height: 5.5cm, diameter: 17cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1898

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Carved Wooden Camwood Powder Box

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kuba People, Congo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                length: 23.8cm, height: 6.6cm, width: 9.4cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Obtained by the previous owner at Sotheby's London, 'Tribal Art', December 3, 1984.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1915

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yoruba Wooden Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dimensions: 27cm x 23cm x 2cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1984

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enquiry about object: 1984

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    collected in 1859

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    maximum diameter of each: 7cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market; private collection, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2032

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yoruba Carved Wooden Maternity Figure & Bowl, possibly by the carver Agbonbiofe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      circa 1920

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      height: 45cm, depth: 27cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1481

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brass Bird-shaped Pipe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cameroon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          length: 48cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1595

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rare Solomon Islands Christian Altar Cross Inlaid with Pearl Shell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Solomon Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            circa 1900

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Adam Prout, London.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1804

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Large Jorai Ironwood Ancestor Figure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jorai People, Central Highlands, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              height: 114cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Benneton Collection, France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1226

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Large Engraved Brass Bowl & Cover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Islamic) Nupe People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                height: 25cm, diameter: 26cm, weight: 1,116g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1032

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Enquiry about object: 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carved Tsonga Bowl attributed to Muhlati

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tsonga, Mozambique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    height: 38cm, width: 18cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1111

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Batak Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 76cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.