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    Zanzibar-Omani Hide Shield with Brass Mounts

    Southern Oman/Zanzibar
    19th century

    diameter: 24.8cm, height: 14cm, weight: 1,066g

    Provenance

    UK art market

    7085

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      Ethiopian Brass Hand Cross (Yaegg Masqal)

      Ethiopia
      19th century

      length: 21.2cm, width: 10.2cm, weight: 129g

      Provenance

      private collection, Scotland.

      7084

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        Ethiopian Steel Hand Cross (Yaegg Masqal)

        Ethiopia
        19th century

        length: 25.5cm, width: 8.3cm, weight: 183g

        Provenance

        private collection, Scotland.

        6890

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          Ashanti Carved Wooden Comb (Duafe)

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

          length: 34.1cm, width: 11.9cm, depth: 1.2cm, weight: 227g

          Provenance

          private collection, London.

          7169

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            Ovimbundu Colonial Portuguese Female Head Privilege Sceptre or Staff

            Ovimbundu People, Angola
            19th century

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

            Provenance

            private collection, UK

            4230

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              Carved Steatite Female Nomoli Figure

              Sierra Leone
              15th century or earlier

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

              Provenance

              Estate Collection of Seward Kennedy, London, UK.

              6911

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                Wobe or We (Ngere) Wooden Face Mask

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

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

                Provenance

                private estate collection, UK.

                7180

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                  Unusual Zulu Wirework Gourd Dance Rattle

                  Zulu People, Southern Africa
                  early 20th century

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

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  6991

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                    Maasai Bone Pendant & Braided Leather Necklace

                    Maasai People,  Kenya & northern Tanzania
                    early 20th century

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

                    Provenance

                    UK art market

                    6524

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                      Mongo Woman’s Woven Buttock Shield (Bakonga)

                      Mongo People, Congo
                      early 20th century

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

                      Provenance

                      private collection, London, UK.

                      6910

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                        Ethiopian Silvered Brass Processional Cross (Yamasaor Masqal)

                        Ethiopia
                        20th century

                        height: 71.3cm, width: 51.5cm, weight: 2,864g

                        Provenance

                        private collection, UK.

                        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

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                          UK art market

                          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

                              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

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                                UK art market

                                6531

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                                  Tuareg Silver & Copper Head Ornament (Tcherot or Techeout tan ‘eraf)

                                  Tuareg People, Niger, Algeria & Morocco
                                  first half of 20th century

                                  length: approximately 29cm, width: 24cm, weight: 117g

                                  Provenance

                                  private collection, UK.

                                  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

                                    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.

                                        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.

                                                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

                                                        4102

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                                                          Nubian Silver Pendant

                                                          Nubian People, Sudan & Southern Egypt, probably the Siwa Oasis
                                                          early 20th century

                                                          length: 30cm, width: 17cm, weight: 258g

                                                          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

                                                                  4624

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                                                                    Cast Brass Senufo Ring

                                                                    Senufo People, Ivory Coast
                                                                    19th or early 20th century

                                                                    weight: 19.6g, ring size: 10.75 (US), V/V (UK)

                                                                    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

                                                                        1873

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                                                                          Akan Cast Brass Peanut Ring or Pendant

                                                                          Akan, Ghana/Ivory Coast
                                                                          18th-19th century

                                                                          height: 5cm, weight: 16g

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                                                                          1874

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                                                                            Akan Cast Brass ‘Seed Pod Cluster’ Ring with Traces of Gilding

                                                                            Akan, Ghana/Ivory Coast
                                                                            18th-19th century

                                                                            width: 4cm, weight: 13g

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                                                                            1885

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                                                                              Akan Cast Brass ‘African Cobra’ Ring, Ghana

                                                                              Akan, Ghana/Ivory Coast
                                                                              19th century

                                                                              length of bezel: 2.7cm, weight: 16g

                                                                              Provenance

                                                                              Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                                                                              1869

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                                                                                Dogon Cast Brass Fertility Pendant

                                                                                Dogon People, Mali
                                                                                19th century

                                                                                height: 4.3cm, weight: 15g

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                                                                                1882

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                                                                                  Akan Cast Brass ‘Sword Hilt’ Ring

                                                                                  Akan, Ghana/Ivory Coast
                                                                                  18th-19th century

                                                                                  height: 4.5cm, weight: 22g

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                                                                                  1879

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                                                                                    Ashanti Cast Brass “Double Crocodile” Ring, Ghana

                                                                                    Ashanti, Ghana
                                                                                    18th-19th century

                                                                                    diameter of bezel: 4.7cm, weight: 35g

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                                                                                    1871

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                                                                                      Cast Brass Trophy Head Ring with Traces of Gold

                                                                                      Baule, Mali
                                                                                      18th-19th century

                                                                                      length of bezel: 3.5cm, weight: 17g, ring size (UK): L, (US): 5.75

                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                      Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                                                                                      1880

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                                                                                        Cast Brass ‘Chief’s Stool’ Ring with Traces of Gilding

                                                                                        Akan People, Ghana/Ivory Coast
                                                                                        18th-19th century

                                                                                        height: 4cm, weight: 40g

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        Private Collection, Germany, acquired 1960-81

                                                                                        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

                                                                                          4872

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                                                                                            Collection of 145 Ethiopian Silver Crosses (Yangat Masqal)

                                                                                            Ethiopia
                                                                                            19th-early 20th century

                                                                                            approximate total combined weight: 2.2kg

                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                            private collection, UK.

                                                                                            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

                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                      3664

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                                                                                                        Pair of Engraved Silver Bracelets

                                                                                                        Nubian People, North-East Africa
                                                                                                        19th-early 20th century

                                                                                                        external diameter: 8.6cm, internal diameter: 6.2cm, thickness: 1.2cm, combined weight: 119g

                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                        private collection, London.

                                                                                                        3104

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                                                                                                          Pair of Yoruba Bronze Ogboni Staves

                                                                                                          Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                          early 19th century

                                                                                                          heights: 22cm, combined wight: 881g

                                                                                                          Provenance

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

                                                                                                          944

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                                                                                                            Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                            circa 1940

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

                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                            UK art market, formerly in an Oxford collection.

                                                                                                            846

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                                                                                                              Bamana Wooden Door Lock (Konbalabala)

                                                                                                              Bamana people, Mali
                                                                                                              circa 1920

                                                                                                              height: 45.5cm, width: 37cm

                                                                                                              Provenance

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

                                                                                                              4516

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                                                                                                                Carved Wooden Prestige Sceptre

                                                                                                                Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                                                                                                19th century

                                                                                                                length: 55cm

                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                4574

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                                                                                                                  Carved Horn Miniature Divination Image of Eshu (Ikin Ifa)

                                                                                                                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                                  height: 7.6cm

                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                  private London collection

                                                                                                                  4267

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                                                                                                                    Woman’s Wooden Lip Plate

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

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

                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                    private London collection.

                                                                                                                    4279

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                                                                                                                      Chief’s Bronze ‘Tiered’ Anklet with Bells

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

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

                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                      4283

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                                                                                                                        Pair of Moroccan Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

                                                                                                                        Morocco, pre-Sahara Region
                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                        length: 7cm, width: 3.3cm, combined weight: 110g

                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                        private collection, London.

                                                                                                                        4284

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                                                                                                                          Pair of Moroccan Silver Woman’s Hair Rings

                                                                                                                          Ant-Atlas Region, Morocco
                                                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                                                          length: 7cm, width: 2.8cm, combined weight: 136g

                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                          private collection, London.

                                                                                                                          4313

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                                                                                                                            Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                            height: 10.2cm

                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                            private collection, London.

                                                                                                                            4314

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                                                                                                                              Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                                                                                                                              Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                              height: 8cm

                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                              private collection, London.

                                                                                                                              4077

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                                                                                                                                Shield with Gilded Metal Mounts (Tafa Gassa)

                                                                                                                                Ethiopia
                                                                                                                                19th century

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

                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                                4089

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                                                                                                                                  Porcelain Snuff Bottle with Silver Mounts

                                                                                                                                  Sri Lanka
                                                                                                                                  18th-19th century

                                                                                                                                  height: 5.3cm, diameter: 4.3cm

                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                  private collection, London.

                                                                                                                                  4121

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                                                                                                                                    Carved Wooden Axe Handle or Sceptre Shaped as an Antelope

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

                                                                                                                                    length: 52.5cm

                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                    4222

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                                                                                                                                      Cast Bronze Hairpin of a Horse & Rider

                                                                                                                                      Dogon People, Mali
                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                      length: 19.5cm

                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                            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'.

                                                                                                                                                  3663

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                                                                                                                                                    Rare, Mughal Indian Gilded Chased & Engraved Silver Opium Poppy Pod-Shaped Chilam Cover

                                                                                                                                                    Rajasthan or Mughal, India
                                                                                                                                                    18th century

                                                                                                                                                    diameter: 8cm, height: 6.4cm, dimensions of marble stand: 14cm x 11cm x 2cm

                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                                                                                    3733

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                                                                                                                                                      Ovimbundu Female Head Privilege Sceptre

                                                                                                                                                      Ovimbundu People, Angola
                                                                                                                                                      circa 1930

                                                                                                                                                      length: 56cm

                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                  3115

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                                                                                                                                                                    Fine, Carved Wooden Baule Catapult

                                                                                                                                                                    Baule People, Ivory Coast
                                                                                                                                                                    probably 19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                    Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                    3119

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                                                                                                                                                                      Pair of Yoruba Ceremonial Ogboni Staffs

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                      3000

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                                                                                                                                                                        Congo Chief’s Axe-Knife

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

                                                                                                                                                                        length: 39cm, width: 22.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                        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

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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

                                                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                              private collection, UK

                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1897

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Kuba Carved Wooden ‘Basket’ Camwood Powder Bowl & Cover

                                                                                                                                                                                      Kuba People, Congo
                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                      height: 5.5cm, diameter: 17cm

                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                      1898

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Carved Wooden Camwood Powder Box

                                                                                                                                                                                        Kuba People, Congo
                                                                                                                                                                                        19th century

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        Provenance

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        1915

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Yoruba Wooden Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                          19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                          dimensions: 27cm x 23cm x 2cm

                                                                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                          2032

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                                                                                                                                                            circa 1920

                                                                                                                                                                                            height: 45cm, depth: 27cm

                                                                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                            UK art market

                                                                                                                                                                                            1481

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Brass Bird-shaped Pipe

                                                                                                                                                                                              Cameroon
                                                                                                                                                                                              early 20th century

                                                                                                                                                                                              length: 48cm

                                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                                1108

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Carved Tsonga Bowl attributed to Muhlati

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tsonga, Mozambique
                                                                                                                                                                                                  late 19th century

                                                                                                                                                                                                  height: 38cm, width: 18cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK art market.