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    Rare Dayak Ironwood Ear Plugs

    Dayak People, Borneo, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
    19th-early 20th century

    diameter: approximately 5.2cm, depth: 2.6cm, combined weight: 165g

    Provenance

    private collection, Germany.

    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

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        UK art market

        3905

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          Ifugao Carved Wooden Ritual Bowl (Duyu)

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

          width: 28cm, weight: 848g

          Provenance

          private European collection.

          6524

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            Mongo Woman’s Woven Buttock Shield (Bakonga)

            Mongo People, Congo
            early 20th century

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

            Provenance

            private collection, London, UK.

            6781

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              Naga Brass Pendant

              Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
              circa 1900

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

              Provenance

              private European collection

              6779

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                Naga Blue Glass Bead & Brass Necklace

                Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
                circa 1900

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

                Provenance

                private European collection

                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

                  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

                    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.

                        6960

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                          Fine Pair of Oyo Yoruba Ibeji Twins

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

                          height: approximately 27.1cm, combined weight: 563g

                          Provenance

                          UK art market

                          6797

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

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

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

                            Provenance

                            Private collection, UK; collected during colonial times.

                            6650

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                              Sudan Bongo Carved Wooden Stool or Headrest

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

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

                              Provenance

                              UK art market

                              6642

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                                Superb Nigerian Ibibio Carved Wooden Mask

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

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

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                                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

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                                  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

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      4755

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                                                                                        Unusual Massim Carved, Wooden Lime Spatula Shaped as a Hornbill

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

                                                                                        length: 38.3cm

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                        4824

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                                                                                          Woven Rattan Congo Comb

                                                                                          Teke People, Congo
                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                          height: 16.2cm, width: 5.7cm

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          old, private UK collection.

                                                                                          3933

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

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

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

                                                                                            Provenance

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

                                                                                            4462

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                                                                                              Nine Copper ‘X’ Currency Crosses

                                                                                              Luba & Yeke People, Katanga Province, Congo
                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                              typical diameter of a cross: 22.5cm Note: Each of these has a custom-made stand - each can be sold separately, or as part of a group.

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              private collection, UK

                                                                                              4274

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                                                                                                Woman’s Iron Pubic Cover (Cache Sexe)

                                                                                                Kirdi and Matakam People, North Cameroon
                                                                                                19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                length: 37.5cm

                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                private collection, UK

                                                                                                3944

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                                                                                                  Pair of Borneo Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

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

                                                                                                  diameter: 2cm, combined weight: 72g

                                                                                                  Provenance

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

                                                                                                  3104

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                                                                                                    Pair of Yoruba Bronze Ogboni Staves

                                                                                                    Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                    early 19th century

                                                                                                    heights: 22cm, combined wight: 881g

                                                                                                    Provenance

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

                                                                                                    944

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                                                                                                      Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

                                                                                                      Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                      circa 1940

                                                                                                      height: 34cm, length: 22cm, width: 27cm

                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                      UK art market, formerly in an Oxford collection.

                                                                                                      846

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                                                                                                        Bamana Wooden Door Lock (Konbalabala)

                                                                                                        Bamana people, Mali
                                                                                                        circa 1920

                                                                                                        height: 45.5cm, width: 37cm

                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                        From a private UK collection. Acquired from Christie’s, 'Tribal Art', June 24, 1996, London, lot 67.

                                                                                                        4516

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                                                                                                          Carved Wooden Prestige Sceptre

                                                                                                          Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                                          length: 55cm

                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                          4574

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                                                                                                            Carved Horn Miniature Divination Image of Eshu (Ikin Ifa)

                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                            height: 7.6cm

                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                            private London collection

                                                                                                            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

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                                                                                                                  private collection, London.

                                                                                                                  4331

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                                                                                                                    Carved Wooden Mask

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

                                                                                                                    height: 22cm, width: 13.6cm

                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                    4259

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                                                                                                                      Naga Bead & Bone Necklace or Girdle

                                                                                                                      Naga People, India/Burma
                                                                                                                      19th century

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

                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                      private collection, London.

                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                        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

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                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                              3945

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                                                                                                                                Pair of Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

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

                                                                                                                                diameter: 2.6cm, combined weight: 90g

                                                                                                                                Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                3994

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

                                                                                                                                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                  early 20th century

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

                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                  UK art market, private collection, Germany

                                                                                                                                  4033

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                                                                                                                                    Ashanti Cast Brass Gold Weight

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

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

                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                    4046

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                                                                                                                                      Rare Cast Brass Necklace

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

                                                                                                                                      length: 69cm, weight: 1,303g

                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                      4047

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                                                                                                                                        Woman’s Brass & Beaded Headdress & Ear Ornament Set

                                                                                                                                        Kikuyu People, Kenya
                                                                                                                                        early 20th century

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

                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                        3890

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                                                                                                                                          Yoruba Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand

                                                                                                                                          Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                                                                          length: 31.5cm

                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                          3894

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                                                                                                                                            Nigerian Carved & Painted Wooden Figurative Comb

                                                                                                                                            Nigeria
                                                                                                                                            late 19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                            length: 23cm, width: 8cm

                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                            3895

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                                                                                                                                              Ashanti Carved Wooden Fertility Doll (Akuaba)

                                                                                                                                              Ashanti/Asante People, Ghana
                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                              height: 27.3cm, width: 11.5cm

                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                              UK art market; the base with an old label for 'Ratton, Paris'.

                                                                                                                                              3727

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                                                                                                                                                Kimberley Point Aboriginal Spear Head

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

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

                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                private collection, Channel Islands, UK.

                                                                                                                                                3733

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                                                                                                                                                  Ovimbundu Female Head Privilege Sceptre

                                                                                                                                                  Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                                                                                                                                  circa 1930

                                                                                                                                                  length: 56cm

                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                  3391

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                                                                                                                                                    Aboriginal Pineapple Pandanus Head Battle Club

                                                                                                                                                    Central Queensland, Australia
                                                                                                                                                    early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                    length: 72.5cm, weight: 541g

                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                    3416

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                                                                                                                                                      Fine Zulu (or similar) Knobkerrie Dance Club

                                                                                                                                                      Zulu People or similar, Southern Africa
                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                      length: 43.5cm

                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                      3497

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                                                                                                                                                        Superb Pair of Ibeji Figures (Ere Ibeji)

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

                                                                                                                                                        heights: 24.4cm

                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                        3498

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                                                                                                                                                          Nigerian Yoruba Ibeji Twin Figure (Ere Ibeji)

                                                                                                                                                          Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                          late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                          height: 25.5cm

                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                          3000

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                                                                                                                                                            Congo Chief’s Axe-Knife

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

                                                                                                                                                            length: 39cm, width: 22.5cm

                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                            3001

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                                                                                                                                                              Baule Bronze Currency Anklet

                                                                                                                                                              Baule People, Ivory Coast
                                                                                                                                                              19th century-early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                              height: 26cm (without stand); 37cm (with stand); width: 25cm, depth: 14.4cm

                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                                                                              3091

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                                                                                                                                                                Rare Pair of Ijebu-Yoruba Bronze Ceremonial Anklets

                                                                                                                                                                Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                18th century

                                                                                                                                                                diameter: 19cm

                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                private collection, Isle of Wight, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                3107

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                                                                                                                                                                  Yoruba Eshu Dance Wand

                                                                                                                                                                  Yoruba People, Egba Tribe, Abeokuta, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                  late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                  height: approximately 25cm, width: approximately 6cm

                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                  3108

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                                                                                                                                                                    Yoruba Shango Oshe Dance Wand

                                                                                                                                                                    Yoruba People, Egbado Tribe, Igan Okoto, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                    circa 1900

                                                                                                                                                                    length: approximately 25cm, width: approximately 6cm

                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                    3109

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                                                                                                                                                                      Pair of Yoruba Eshu Dance Wands

                                                                                                                                                                      Yoruba People, Egba/Egbado Tribe, Abeokuta, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                      circa 1920

                                                                                                                                                                      height: (female) approximately 36cm, (male) 34cm; width: (both) approximately 7cm

                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                      3115

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                                                                                                                                                                        Fine, Carved Wooden Baule Catapult

                                                                                                                                                                        Baule People, Ivory Coast
                                                                                                                                                                        probably 19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                        3119

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                                                                                                                                                                          Pair of Yoruba Ceremonial Ogboni Staffs

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                          2938

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                                                                                                                                                                            Local Ashanti King’s Asipim Chair

                                                                                                                                                                            Ashanti (Asante) People, Ghana
                                                                                                                                                                            late 19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                            private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                            2940

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                                                                                                                                                                              Fijian Throwing Club (I Ula Tavatava)

                                                                                                                                                                              Fiji
                                                                                                                                                                              18th-early 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                              length: 42cm

                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                              UK art market; private UK collection.

                                                                                                                                                                              2992

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                                                                                                                                                                                Rare Massim Double Pedestal Cup with Spirit Figures

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

                                                                                                                                                                                height: 70.5cm, diameter of bowl: 20.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                                    2746

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

                                                                                                                                                                                      Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                      circa 1900

                                                                                                                                                                                      length: 75.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                      2421

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Yoruba Maternity Figural Offering Bowl

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                        before 1938-39

                                                                                                                                                                                        height: 64cm

                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                        Collected by the artist Donald Friend in Nigeria, 1938

                                                                                                                                                                                        2449

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Ifugao Carved Wooden Ladle or Dipper

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kalanguya People, Southern Ifugao, Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                          length: 24.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                          Scottish art market

                                                                                                                                                                                          2181

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Life-sized Sepik Ancestor Figure

                                                                                                                                                                                            Sepik Region, New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                            late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                            height: 165cm

                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            2182

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              length: 68cm

                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              2183

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Sepik Yipwon Spirit Figure

                                                                                                                                                                                                Yimam People, Korewari River Area, Papua New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                first half of the 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                height: 86cm (height with stand: 103cm), width: 14cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1865

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fine Ifa Yoruba Divination Bowl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  circa 1920 or earlier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  height: 19cm, width at widest point: 24cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1897

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kuba Carved Wooden ‘Basket’ Camwood Powder Bowl & Cover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kuba People, Congo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    height: 5.5cm, diameter: 17cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1898

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enquiry about object: 1898

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Carved Wooden Camwood Powder Box

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kuba People, Congo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1915

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yoruba Wooden Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dimensions: 27cm x 23cm x 2cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1481

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brass Bird-shaped Pipe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cameroon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          length: 48cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1595

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rare Solomon Islands Christian Altar Cross Inlaid with Pearl Shell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Solomon Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            circa 1900

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Adam Prout, London.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1804

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Large Jorai Ironwood Ancestor Figure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jorai People, Central Highlands, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              height: 114cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Benneton Collection, France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1226

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Large Engraved Brass Bowl & Cover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Islamic) Nupe People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zulu Knobkierrie Club

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  length: 63cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1030

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sepik Green-Grey Nephrite Adze Blade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Middle Sepik River, New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19th century or earlier

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1032

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aboriginal Mulga Wood Spear Thrower (Woomera)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aboriginal People, Central Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      circa 1940

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      height: 77cm, width: 11cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1108

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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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1112

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Raja’s Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            length: 84cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.