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  • Headrest.Southern Sudan

    Dinka Headrest in typical zoomorphic form. Dinka culture. Southern Sudan.L – 40 cm. £450

  • Tsonga headrest

    A Tsonga headrest with single central upright support decorated with a series of finely decorated rectangular designs.These designs are also represented on each of the down turned lugs.Early part of the 20th century. Height 16 cm.Price  -  £650

  • Dinka.Headrest

    A early Dinka headrest,curved in form with a woven leather strap. The structure of the headrest is carved with down turned and upturned ‘lugs’ thought to represent a cow’s udder. The headrest has a deep well used patina on the surface.Length 46.5 cm. price  - £950

  • Dinka headrest

    The ‘head’ is decorated with the ends of bullet shells.There is a large brass bullet shell protruding from one side. The chain that supports the shoulder strap is attached to a brass wire & bent to form the shape of two ‘ears’ forming the head of the animal. First half 20th century. L  43 cm…

  • Dinka headrest

    A fine early Dinka headrest with a primal form with three supporting legs and a deep well used patina. Dinka culture,Southern Sudan.Length 47cm. £750.

  • Headrest. Afar.Ethiopia

    A fine Afar headrest with unusual decorations on its central support. Nice form and patina. First half 20th century. Height -  16.5 cm. Wide – 12.5 cm. £320

  • Headrest. Ethiopia

    Oromo culture.Ethiopia. Carved from a heavy wood with deep worn patina. Early 20th century. H -  16  cm. £220

  • Headrest.Northern Kenya

    A fine northern Kenyan headrest with elongated curved support and three supporting legs. Length – 30 cm. £350

  • Headrest .Ethiopia

    Sidama. Ethiopia. Late 19th century. Beautiful patina. Dense wood.H – 15 cm L – 21 cm. £340

  • Headrest. Ethiopia

    Ethiopian headrest with elegant form and with fantastic patina.H – 12 cm. £350

  • Headrest.Ethiopia

    Gurage. Ethiopia. Carved from one solid block with curved neck support. The neckrest tappers in nicely to the base,what is more unusual with this neckrest is the depth of the band or ring at the lower section. 19th century.  H – 17 cm. £250

  • Headrest.Afar

    Afar. Ethiopia. Rare form of Afar headrest appearing animal in form. Carved with four splayed supporting legs (rare with Afar headrests) with fine crisscross decorations. Length -  21.5 cm. First half 20th century.£270

  • Headrest . Ethiopia

    Oromo – Ethiopia. 19th century. Made in two pieces with top neckrest support fitting into base. Beautiful patina. £340

  • Small stool/headrest.Kenya

    Northern Kenya border region with Ethiopia. L – 20 cm. H -16.5 cm. Nice patina. £350

  • Headrest.Tellem.Mali

    A fine Tellem, Mali. H – 18 cm. 18th century. L – 20 cm. £580

  • Headrest.Tellem.MALI

    Tellem headrest. Mali. With three upright supports, encrusted surface patina. 18th – 19th century.H – 13 cm L 24 cm. £580

  • Headrest. Dassanech. Ethiopia

    Large wing shaped headrest from the Lake Turkana region of Ethiopia & Kenya. Unusual in form with three curved supporting columns,cup shaped base with leather holding strap.The up turned & arched curved support has a traditional restoration with aluminium rivets.Good patina & age.L 29 cm H  - 20 cm. Price  -  £420

  • Headrest. Dinka. Southern Sudan

    A unusual type of Dinka headrest capturing the shape of a abstract animal.The headrest has a good patina and form.First half 20th century. Length – 45 cm. £950

  • Somali headrest

    A lovely early Somali headrest.With typically fine decorations on both curved supports. Nice deep worn dark surface.In good overall condition. H – 17 cm. £550

  • Fine early Tsonga neckrest

    This fine and rare 19th century Tsonga neckrest was carved with the base also acting as a form of personal storage container. It is in good condition and decorated with early brass tacks. Ex private collection UK. £1600

  • Southern Sudanese stool/neck rest

    Zoomorphic in form and made from a tree branch.L – 28 cm. Great movement,like a lizard on the move. Southern Sudan.£450


    A fine headrest/personal hand shield. Dinka,Southern Sudan.Wood with four inserted legs. Old aluminium decorations with  woven cotton army shoulder strap.The underside of the headrest has a hand grip enabling the headrest to act as a small shield like weapon. L – 40 cm. £950


  • Gold weight. Akan. Ghana.19th century

    A unusual Akan gold weight in abstract form.Ex private collection UK. 19th century.L 115 mm W 42 mm £180

  • Gold weight. 17th century. Akan. Ghana

    A fine 17th century gold weight in geometric form . Akan,Ghana.Ex private collection London.W- 25 mm £140

  • Akan gold weight. 18th -19th century. Ghana

    A fine early Akan gold weight of a coiled snake catching a bird. 18th- 19th century. Ex private collection London. L – 37 mm. Comes with a custom made wooden base. £250

  • Three fine bronze gold dust spoons. Akan.

    Three finely made beaten brass spoons used for measuring gold dust. 17th – 18th century. Akan. Ghana. L – 7 cm.11 cm.12 cm. £240 group of three. Ex private collection UK.

  • Broze tortoise amulet. Senufo.

    Bronze amulet diviner piece. Senufo. Ivory Coast.Flat casting with spiral back design, Raised dot decoration in the centre. Diameter 65 mm. 19th century.Small bronze figurines like this were used by the Senufo diviner during ritual. Ex Seward Kennedy collection. £220  

  • Akan gold weight.19th century.

    A fine gold weight of a chameleon. Ex private collection UK. 19th century. L – 68 mm H 33 mm. Comes on a custom made wooden base. £250

  • Bronze pendant. Tellem. Mali

    A fine early bronze pendant of a crouching male. Tellem period. Mali.Ex Seward Kennedy collection,London. H – 39 mm. £550. Comes on a custom made wooden base.

  • Seated female figure. Djenne period,Mali

    A fine seated female figure holding a vessel between her legs with necklace and arm bands. Probably a shrine figure. Djenne period. Mali .Ex private collection London. H 40mm.£650

  • Rare bronze figure. Delta region.Chad

    A fine and rare kneeling figure.Lower region of Lake Chad.The figure is kneeling and appears to be praying to the gods with arms raiser to its mouth and head turned upwards.18-19th century. Ex Seward Kennedy collection. London. H –  60 mm W 85 mm . £850

  • Bronze female figure. Delta region

    A fine early cast bronze female figure. Delta region, Mali and Burkina Faso.19th century or before. Ex Seward Kennedy collection.London. H – 61mm. £450

  • Seated figure. TELLEM/DOGON

    A fine bronze seated figure. Tellem/Dogon,Mali. 18th – 19th century. Ex Seward Kennedy collection. London. H – 55 mm. Comes with custom made wooden display base. £850

  • Spiral currency 19th century

    Cross Rivers copper spiral currency. Nigeria. 19th century.L – 20 cm. £650

  • Ogboni couple. Yoruba

    A fine small pair of brass Ogboni Society figures (Edan)Yoruba People. Nigeria. Male and female with connecting chain.19th century.Ex Seward Kennedy collection. H- 79 mm. £650

  • Amulet pendent. Senufo.Ivory Coast.

    A fine early amulet/pendent.Iron. Senufo. Ivory Coast. 19th century. H – 50 mm. £450

  • Fine figurative gold weight.Ghana

    A finely cast Akan gold weight. Ghana. 19th century. Depicting a man holding a staff with a bundle on his head. Ex private collection UK.Height – 3 cm. £550