FINE TRIBAL
and ETHNOGRAPHIC ART
of AFRICA

 

 

Ashanti - Asanti

 

 

 

Akuaba doll mid 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Height 28cm

 

 

 

 

Akuaba doll 19th to early 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Height 15cm

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Height 24cm

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Height 42cm

 

 

 

 

 

Staff finial early to mid 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Wood
Height 31cm

 

 

 

 

Umbrella finials early to mid 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Wood
Height 30 & 33cm

 

 

 

 

Stool early 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Length 48cm

 

Stool early to mid 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Length 45cm

 

Stool 19th to early 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Length 44cm

 

 

Stool early 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Length 39cm

 

 

 

Goldweights 19th century or earlier
Asanti people
Ghana
Bronze
Height approx 1 to 5cm

 

 

 

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Asanti people
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 14cm

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Asanti people
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 11cm

Head 19th century or earlier
Asanti people
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 13cm

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Asanti people
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 9cm

 

 

 

 

 

Textles kente cloth early to mid 20th century
Asanti people
Ghana
Silk cotton rayon

 

 

 

Banama

 

 

 

Mask kore 19th to early 20th century
Banama people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 44cm

 

 

 

Mask kore early to mid 20th century
Banama people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 28cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female figure early to mid 20th century
Banama people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 36cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female figure early to mid 20th century
Banama people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 47cm

 

 

 

 

Male figure early to mid 20th century
Banama people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 52cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female puppet early to mid 20th century
Banama people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 74cm

 

 

 

 

Alter figure 19th to early 20th century
Banama people
Mali
Iron
Height 19cm

 

 

 

 

Baule

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early to mid 20th century
Baule people
Ivory Coast
Carved wood
Height 30cm

 

 

 

 

Female figure mid 20th century
Baule people
Ivory Coast
Carved wood
Height 24cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female figure mid 20th century
Baule people
Ivory Coast
Carved wood
Height 42cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mask goli mid 20th century
Baule people
Ivory Coast
Carved wood
Length 73cm

 

 

 

 

Bini

 

 

 

 

Rattle 19th to early 20th century
Bini people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 140cm

 

 

 

 

Cups 19th century or earlier
Bini people
Nigeria
Bronze
Height 9 & 12cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ram alter 19th century or earlier
Bini people
Nigeria
Bronze
Height 19cm

 

 

 

 

 

Bobo

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Bobo people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Length 72cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Bobo people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Length 63cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mask early to mid 20th century
Bobo people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 44cm

 

 

 

 

 

Alter early to mid 20th century
Bobo people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 57cm

 

 

 

 

 

Bwa

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 0th century
Bwa people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 82cm

 

 

 

 

 

Chamba

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Chamba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 50cm

 

 

 

 

 

Dogon

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Dogon people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 88cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Dogon people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 28cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mask mid 20th century
Dogon people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 45cm

 

 

 

 

Staff 19th to early 20th century
Dogon people
Mali
Iron
Height 58cm

 

 

 

 

Alter figure early 20th century
Dogon people
Mali
Iron
Length 28cm

 

 

 

 

 

Ewe

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Ew e people
Togo
Carved wood
Height 37cm

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Ew e people
Togo
Carved wood
Height 20cm

 

 

 

 

Female figure early to mid 20th century
Ew e people
Togo
Carved wood
Height 24cm

 

 

 

 

Textiles early to mid 20th century
Ewe people
Ghana
Silk cotton rayon

 

 

 

 

Fanti

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Fanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Height 35cm

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Fanti people
Ghana
Carved wood
Height 22cm

 

 

 

 

Fon

 

 

Minkey alter early to mid 20th century
Fon people
Republic of Benin
Wood
Height 26cm

 

 

 

Shaker early 20th century
Fon people
Republic of Benin
Iron
Height 25cm

 

 

 

Alter early 20th century
Fon people
Republic of Benin
Iron
Height 33cm

 

 

 

Alter early 20th century
Fon people
Republic of Benin
Iron
Height 55cm

 

 

 

 

Chameleon early to mid 20th century
Fon people
Republic of Benin
Bronze
Length 10cm

 

 

 

 

Chameleon early to mid 20th century
Fon people
Republic of Benin
Bronze
Length 10cm

 

 

 

 

Monkey early to mid 20th century
Fon people
Republic of Benin
Bronze
Height 9cm

 

 

 

 

Alter early 20th century
Fon people
Republic of Benin
Terracotta
Length 27cm

 

 

 

 

 

Fra Fra

 

 

Hat early 20th century
Fra Fra people
Ghana
Leather
Height 30cm

 

 

 

 

Guro

 

 

 

 

Pulley early to mid 20th century
Guro people
Ivory Coast
Carved wood
Height 24cm

 

 

 

 

Gurunsi

 

 

 

 

Male figure early to mid 20th century
Gurunsi people
Northern Ghana
Carved wood
Height 95cm

 

 

 

 

Male figure early to mid 20th century
Gurunsi people
Northern Ghana
Carved wood
Height 42cm

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Gurunsi people
Northern Ghana
Carved wood
Height 44cm

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Gurunsi people
Northern Ghana
Carved wood
Height 45cm

 

 

 

Female figure early to mid 20th century
Gurunsi people
Northern Ghana
Carved wood
Height 28cm

 

 

 

Pair of Leopards early to mid 20th century
Gurunsi people
Northern Ghana
Carved wood
Length 45 & 25cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pot early 20th century
Gurunsi people
Northern Ghana
Terracotta
Height 20cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pot early 20th century
Gurunsi people
Northern Ghana
Terracotta
Height 19cm

 

 

 

 

 

Igbo

 

 

 

Drum early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 67cm

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 54cm

 

 

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 90cm

 

 

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 74cm

 

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 60cm

 

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 44cm

 

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 43cm

 

 

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 64cm

 

 

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 38cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 38cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ikenga figure early to mid 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 35cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 35cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 49cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 66cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mask early to mid 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Length 53cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 45cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 44cm

 

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Igbo Ekio people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Length 32cm

 

 

 

 

Stool early 20th century
Igbo Ekio people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Length 40cm

 

 

 

 

 

Braclette 19th early 20th century
Igbo people
Nigeria
Bronze
Height 17cm

 

 

 

 

 

Koma

 

 

 

 

Torso19th century or earlier
Koma
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 17cm

 

 

 

 

 

Torso19th century or earlier
Koma
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 11cm

 

 

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Koma
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 9cm

 

 

 

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Koma
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 9cm

 

 

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Koma
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 7cm

 

 

 

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Koma
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 7cm

 

 

 

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Koma
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 9cm

 

 

 

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Koma
Ghana
Terracotta
Height 7cm

 

 

 

 

 

Head 19th century or earlier
Koma/Bura?
Ghana/Burkina Faso
Terracotta
Height 20cm

 

 

 

 

Kulango

 

 

 

Spoon early 20th century
Kulango people
Ghana
Carved wood
Height 31cm

 

 

 

 

Lobi

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 62cm

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 20cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 23cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 25cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 57cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 25cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 16cm

 

 

 

 

Slingshot early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 21cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 62cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 67cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 62cm

 

 

 

 

 

Janus figure early to mid 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 48cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 50cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 54cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 44cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female figure early to mid 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 43cm

 

 

 

 

Janus figure early to mid 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 41cm

 

 

 

Pair early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 27cm

 

 

 

 

Pair early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 22cm

 

 

 

 

Pair early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 35cm

 

 

 

 

 

Staff early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 92cm

 

 

 

 

 

Head early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 32cm

 

 

 

 

Equestrian figure early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 19cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse early 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 9cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stool 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Length 55cm

 

 

 

 

 

Stool 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Length 67cm

 

 

 

 

 

Stool 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 50cm

 

 

 

 

 

Stool 20th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 26cm

 

 

 

 

 

Amulets 19th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Bronze
Height 1 to 4cm

 

 

 

 

Alter figures 19th century
Lobi people
Burkina Faso
Iron
Height 17 & 23cm

 

 

 

Malinki

 

 

 

Male figure mid 20th century
Makinki people
Mali
Carved wood
Height 55cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mossi

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Mossi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 102cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Mossi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 105cm

 

 

 

Doll early 20th century
Mossi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 20cm

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Mossi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 24cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female figure mid 20th century
Mossi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 36cm

 

 

 

Flute early 20th century
Mossi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Lenght 15cm

 

 

 

 

Mumuye

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Mumuye people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 49cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Mumuye people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 41cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Mumuye people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Length 63cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Upper Benue river people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 28cm

 

 

 

Nunuma

 

 

Whistle early 20th century
Nunuma or Mossi people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 9cm

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Nunuma people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 29cm

 

 

Male figure early 20th century
Nunuma people
Burkina Faso
Carved wood
Height 27cm

 

 

Senufo

 

 

 

 

 

Pair mid 20th century
Senufo people
Ivory Coast
Carved wood
Height 28 & 30cm

 

 

 

 

Female figure mid 20th century
Senufo people
Ivory Coast
Carved wood
Height 55cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male figure mid 20th century
Senufo people
Ivory Coast
Carved wood
Height 40cm

 

 

 

 

 

Stool early 20th century
Senufo people
Ivory Coast
Carved wood
Lenght cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiv

 

 

Female figure mid 20th century
Tiv people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 47cm

 

 

 

 

Yoruba

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 36cm

 

 

 

Female figure early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 75cm

 

 

 

 

 

Shango figure mid 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 51cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female ibeji figure early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 26cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male ibeji figure early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 25cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male ibeji figure early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 21cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female ibeji figure early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 20cm

 

 

 

 

 

Male ibeji figure early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 25cm

 

 

 

 

 

Female ibeji figure early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 26cm

 

 

 

 

Female ibeji figure early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 28cm

 

 

 

 

ibeji pair early to mid 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 22cm

 

 

 

 

 

ibeji pair early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 22cm

 

 

 

 

ibeji pair mid 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 25cm

 

 

 

 

 

ibeji pair early 20th century
Yoruba people
Republic of Benin
Carved wood
Height 25cm

 

 

 

ibeji triplets early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 25cm

 

 

 

 

Puppet early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 42cm

 

 

 

 

 

Stool early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Height 50cm

 

 

 

 

 

Divination box early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Length 26cm

 

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Length 101cm

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Length 28cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mask early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Carved wood
Length 36cm

 

 

Staff19th early 20th century
Yoruba people
Nigeria
Bronze iron
Height 58cm

 

 

Zulu

 

 

 

Axe 19th early 20th century
Zulu people
South Africa
Woood iron
Length 70cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club knobkerrie 19th early 20th century
Zulu people
South Africa
Woood iron
Lenght 59cm

 

 

 

 

 

Club knobkerrie 19th early 20th century
Zulu people
South Africa
Woood iron
Length 57cm

 

 

 

 

 

Club knobkerrie 19th early 20th century
Zulu people
South Africa
Woood iron
Length 63cm

 

 

 

 

 

Club knobkerrie 19th early 20th century
Zulu people
South Africa
Woood iron
Length 44cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club knobkerrie 19th early 20th century
Zulu people
South Africa
Woood iron
Length 66cm

 

 

 

 

 

Club knobkerrie 19th early 20th century
Zulu people
South Africa
Woood iron
Length 67cm

 

 

 

Club 19th early 20th century
Zulu people
South Africa
Woood iron
Length 69cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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