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.
Late 19th/early 20th C; Baule society, Ivory Coast. 44"x 23" The Baule granary doors are important aspects of architecture
Attribute to 20th Century; Western Grasslands, Cameroon, Babanki style. Size: 63" L x 18" W x 12" H. The
Fang, Gabon; wood, brass. Size: 11" h, 6" w, 5.25" d. In Gabon and other African subculture, reliquary figures are
Western Grassland, Cameroon 31” h, 18” w, 23” d This northern kingdom is known to be a “society of princes”
Dogan-Mali; wood, matter-encrusted patina, could be close to 100 years old. Most of the African wood carvings in the West,
Northwest Mali Wood with dark patina, brass sheeting The Marka, subgroup of the Mande people who live along the Niger
Eastern Gabon/Western reaches of the Congo The Kota tribe practices an ancestral cult known as ‘Bwete’ that was at the
Late 19th Century; Ivory Coast/Ghana 27¼” h. 9” w. 10” d. Twin births are highly symbolic and are considered to
Punu/Lumbo , Gabon This “Okuyi” mask, a variant of the “white masks of Ogowe”, originates from the Punu/Lumbo in southwest
Wood, black, red and white pigments Democratic Republic of Congo The Pende people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are
Yaure, Ivory Coast; wood with accents in blue and red; probably 60-80 years old. This mask type with a depiction
Eastern Songye, Democratic Republic of Congo; wood, white pigment; 17" high. Kifwebe masks were made as a means of controlling
15th/16th C, Sophora (Huai), Shanxi. Exceptional construction from extinct wood; distinguish deep grains, never warps; refined styled and carvings.