African Masks and Statues

As avid collectors of fine art and unique antiques, we also have a collection of authentic African masks and sculptures not bought in tourist shops but from a collector who actually went to jungle areas of Africa to find them.  Masks for tourists are flooding the market so discriminating collectors need to be aware.

A Rare Baule Granary Door with Creature Motifs
  Late 19th/early 20th C; Baule society, Ivory Coast.  44″x 23″ The Baule granary doors are important aspects of architecture… Read more.
Rare Tribal Pygmy Bed
  Attribute to 20th Century; Western Grasslands, Cameroon, Babanki style.  Size: 63″ L x 18″ W x 12″ H. The… Read more.
An Important Fang Reliquary Guardian Head
Fang, Gabon; wood, brass.  Size: 11″ h, 6″ w, 5.25″ d. In Gabon and other African subculture, reliquary figures are… Read more.
Rare Seated Babanki-Tungo Figure on a Stool
Western Grassland, Cameroon 31” h, 18” w, 23” d This northern kingdom is known to be a “society of princes”… Read more.
A Dogon Tellem Sculpture
Dogan-Mali; wood, matter-encrusted patina, could be close to 100 years old. Most of the African wood carvings in the West,… Read more.
Rare Pair of Marka Bronze-Plated Helmet Masks
Northwest Mali Wood with dark patina, brass sheeting The Marka, subgroup of the Mande people who live along the Niger… Read more.
Bronze Mahongwe-Kota Reliquary Figures
Eastern Gabon/Western reaches of the Congo The Kota tribe practices an ancestral cult known as ‘Bwete’ that was at the… Read more.
Seated Baule Female Figure with Twins
Late 19th Century; Ivory Coast/Ghana 27¼” h. 9” w. 10” d. Twin births are highly symbolic and are considered to… Read more.
Punu Face Mask (Okuyi)
Punu/Lumbo , Gabon This “Okuyi” mask, a variant of the “white masks of Ogowe”, originates from the Punu/Lumbo in southwest… Read more.
A Rare Pende (Kwilu) Mask in Shape of a Female Figure
Wood, black, red  and white pigments Democratic Republic of Congo The Pende people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are… Read more.
Face Mask of the Je Group (Lomane)
Yaure, Ivory Coast; wood with accents in blue and red; probably 60-80 years old. This mask type with a depiction… Read more.
Songye Female Kifwebe Mask (“kikashi” type)
Eastern Songye, Democratic Republic of Congo; wood, white pigment; 17″ high. Kifwebe masks were made as a means of controlling… Read more.
Rare Square Cabriole Legs Table with Skirted Apron
15th/16th C, Sophora (Huai), Shanxi.  Exceptional construction from extinct wood; distinguish deep grains, never warps; refined styled and carvings.  … Read more.