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6689

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Kongo Copper Alloy Christian Crucifix (Nkangi Kiditu)

Kongo People, Congo
19th century and possibly earlier

length: 24.3cm, width: 12.9cm, weight: 451g

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UK art market

6647

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Fine, Bamum Terracotta Pipe Bowl

Bamun or Bamileke People, Cameroon
early 20th century

height (without stand): 17.5cm

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UK art market

6650

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Sudan Bongo Carved Wooden Headrest or Stool

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

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

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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

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UK art market

6523

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Mongo Woven Woman’s Buttock Shield

Mongo People, Congo
early 20th century

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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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private collection, UK.

4236

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Early New Guinea Wooden & Bone Mace or Club

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

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

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UK art market

6490

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Fang Gilded Bronze Torque

Fang People, Gabon/Cameroon
circa 19th century

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

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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

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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

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Provenance

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

2621

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Oceanic Carved Wooden Bowl

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

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

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private collection, London.

4474

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Yoruba Cast Brass Opele Oracle Chain

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

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

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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

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UK art market

5713

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Pair of Solomon Islands Akkar-wangi Fans

Solomon Islands
20th century

lengths: 37cm, widths: 19cm

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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

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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

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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

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UK art market

4517

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Ovimbundu Carved Wooden Sceptre

Ovimbundu People, Angola
19th century

height: 54cm

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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

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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

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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

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UK art market

5728

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Naga Man’s Cane Hat

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

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

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Provenance

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

3909

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Ifugao Carved Wooden Ritual Bowl with Handle (Duyu)

Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th century

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

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Provenance

private European collection.

5710

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

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

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

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private collection, London.

5657

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Ashanti Gold Dust Container (Kuduo)

Ashanti (Asante) People, Ghana
19th century

height: 17.5cm, diameter: 8cm, weight: 884g

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UK art market

4864

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Bontoc Clam Shell Bead & Glass Bead Necklace

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

weight: 169g

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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

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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

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UK art market

4196

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Three Solid Copper Mossi African Hairpins

Mossi People, Burkina Faso
19th century

7.5-9cm

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Provenance

Private collection, London.

5560

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Rectangular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-early 20th century

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

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UK art market

4755

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Unusual Massim Carved, Wooden Lime Spatula Shaped as a Hornbill

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

length: 38.3cm

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UK art market

4824

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Woven Rattan Congo Comb

Teke People, Congo
19th century

height: 16.2cm, width: 5.7cm

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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

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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.

5048

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Navajo Man’s Hand-Rolled Turquoise Bead Necklace (Jokla)

Navajo Pueblo People, South-West United States
19th-early 20th century

length: 42cm ( 25cm for the double strand of turquoise), weight: 41g

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private collection, UK

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.

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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

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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

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

3104

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Pair of Yoruba Bronze Ogboni Staves

Yoruba People, Nigeria
early 19th century

heights: 22cm, combined wight: 881g

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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

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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

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Provenance

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

4574

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Carved Horn Miniature Divination Image of Eshu (Ikin Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

height: 7.6cm

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Provenance

private London collection

4516

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Carved Wooden Prestige Sceptre

Ovimbundu People, Angola
19th century

length: 55cm

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UK art market

4256

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Rare Fossilised Palmwood (Pumtek) Bead Necklace

Pyu Kingdom, Burma, China People, Western Burma & Mizo People, Eastern India
circa 10th century

length: 76cm, weight: 93g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

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

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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

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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

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UK art market

4313

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Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
19th century

height: 10.2cm

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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.

4315

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Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
19th century

height: 12.5cm

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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

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Provenance

UK art market

4077

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Shield with Gilded Metal Mounts (Tafa Gassa)

Ethiopia
19th century

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

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UK art market

4121

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Carved Wooden Axe Handle or Sceptre Shaped as an Antelope

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

length: 52.5cm

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UK art market

4222

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Cast Bronze Hairpin of a Horse & Rider

Dogon People, Mali
19th century

length: 19.5cm

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UK art market

4046

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Rare Cast Brass Necklace

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

length: 69cm, weight: 1,303g

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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

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UK art market

3943

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Pair of Borneo Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

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

diameter: 3.5cm, combined weight: 180g

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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 ethnographica mostly from Borneo and Indonesia.

3945

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Pair of Man’s Solid Brass Spiral Ear Ornaments

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

diameter: 2.6cm, combined weight: 90g

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

3994

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

Yoruba People, Nigeria
early 20th century

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

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Provenance

UK art market, private collection, Germany

4033

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Ashanti Cast Brass Gold Weight

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

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

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Provenance

UK art market

3870

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Pair of Carved Wooden Male & Female Bulul Rice Divinity Figures

Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th century

heights: 51cm & 49cm

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Provenance

private European collection.

3890

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Yoruba Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

length: 31.5cm

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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

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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

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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

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private collection, Channel Islands, UK.

3733

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Ovimbundu Female Head Privilege Sceptre

Ovimbundu People, Angola
circa 1930

length: 56cm

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UK art market

3391

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Aboriginal Pineapple Pandanus Head Battle Club

Central Queensland, Australia
early 20th century

length: 72.5cm, weight: 541g

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UK art market

3416

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Fine Zulu (or similar) Knobkerrie Dance Club

Zulu People or similar, Southern Africa
19th century

length: 43.5cm

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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

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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

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UK art market

3507

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Cast Copper Bwa Do Cult Anklet

Bwa people, Burkino Faso
19th century

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

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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

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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

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UK art market

3091

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Rare Pair of Ijebu-Yoruba Bronze Ceremonial Anklets

Nigeria
18th century

diameter: 19cm

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Provenance

private collection, Isle of Wight, UK.

3105

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Songye Androgynous Power Figure

Songye People, Congo
first half of the 20th century

height: 48.5cm

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Provenance

acquired from the estate of Dr Peter Sharratt (d. 2014). Sharratt was a linguist and lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh who published on Renaissance French sculpture. In his private life, he was an avid collector of tribal art, building up his collection over fifty years. It is not known when or how Dr Sharratt acquired this figure but during his fifty years of collecting, he tended to acquire from within the UK only from dealers, collectors and auction houses.

3107

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Yoruba Eshu Dance Wand

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

height: approximately 25cm, width: approximately 6cm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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UK art market

2850

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Cast Brass Pendant & Brass Bead Necklace

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

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

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UK art market

2863

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Fine Yoruba Male Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

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

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

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UK art market

2938

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Local Ashanti King’s Asipim Chair

Ashanti (Asante) People, Ghana
late 19th century

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

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private collection, UK

2940

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Fijian Throwing Club (I Ula Tavatava)

Fiji
18th-early 19th century

length: 42cm

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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

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private collection, UK

2746

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

Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands
circa 1900

length: 75.5cm

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UK art market

2421

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Yoruba Maternity Figural Offering Bowl

Yoruba People, Nigeria
before 1938-39

height: 64cm

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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

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Provenance

Scottish art market

2181

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Life-sized Sepik Ancestor Figure

Sepik Region, New Guinea
late 19th century

height: 165cm

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Provenance

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

length: 68cm

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Provenance

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

2183

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Sepik Yipwon Spirit Figure

Yimam People, Korewari River Area, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century or earlier

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

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

2184

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Sepik Kominimung Shield

Pora Pora or Bien River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century

height: 117cm, width: 46cm

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Provenance

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

2185

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Sepik Earthenware Roof Ridge Tile with Pigments

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

height: 42cm, width: 25.5cm

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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
early 20th century

height: 97cm, width: 30cm

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Provenance

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

2204

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Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

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

height: 29cm

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Provenance

UK art market.

2218

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Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-20th century

length/height: 108cm

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Provenance

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

2219

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

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

height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

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private collection, UK.

2226

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Rare, Matched Pair of Yoruba Male & Female Eshu Dance Wands

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

heights: 36cm & 37cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1981

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Rare Wooden Ifugao Ancestor Figure Ritual Wine Server

Ifugao, Luzon, Northern Philippines
early 20th century

height: 35cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1984

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Pair of New Guinea Cone-Shell Ear Ornaments

New Guinea
collected in 1859

maximum diameter of each: 7cm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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UK art market

1898

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Carved Wooden Camwood Powder Box

Kuba People, Congo
19th century

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

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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

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UK art market

1481

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Brass Bird-shaped Pipe

Cameroon
early 20th century

length: 48cm

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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

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Provenance

Adam Prout, London.

1804

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Large Jorai Ironwood Ancestor Figure

Jorai People, Central Highlands, Vietnam
19th century

height: 114cm

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Provenance

Benneton Collection, France

1226

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Large Engraved Brass Bowl & Cover

(Islamic) Nupe People, Nigeria
19th century

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

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Provenance

UK art market

1019

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Zulu Knobkierrie Club

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

length: 63cm

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UK art market

1030

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Sepik Green Nephrite Adze Blade

Middle Sepik River, New Guinea
19th century or earlier

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

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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

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Provenance

UK art market

1108

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Carved Tsonga Bowl attributed to Muhlati

Tsonga, Mozambique
late 19th century

height: 38cm, width: 18cm

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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

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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

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Christie's, The Trevor Barton Collection.