• Beautiful old harp.Senufo – Ivory Coast

    A fine and old stringed instrument,harp.Senufo – Ivory Coast.Ex Swiss collection. Wooden shaft with metal decoration at the top.Gourd base covered with animal hide.At the base where the strings are mounted on the gourd base is a abstract female form.In great condition considering its age.H – 72 cm. £1400

  • Animal mask. Makua -Tanzania

    Animal mask with great expression.Makua, Tanzania. Light wood with worn surface decorated with red paint, black in parts. H -  20 cm  (mask only) £1400 (on custom made display stand)

  • Stool. Bamileke – Cameroon

    A fine prestige stool. Bamileke, Cameroon.  Ex private collection UK.Lovely fur face patina.H -  42 cm. £1450 (click on image for slide show)

  • Fine ladle.Ivory Coast

    A fine wooden ladle with beautiful form and patina. Dan or Baule,Ivory Coast. Ex-private collection UK. H -  44 cm (excluding stand) £880 (click on image for slide show)

  • 5. Headrest. Garage culture. Ethiopia

    A nicely decorated and rare Ethiopian headrest coming from the Garage culture.Double tiered base with fine decorations.Traces of fat (white in colour) on the support and underside.H – 17.5 cm. £450

  • Headrest. Boni – Somalia

    A very finely decorated Boni headrest.Somalia.Decorated with fine designs on both supporting arms,bottom and top.As far as form and quality of decorations goes,this is nearly as good as you can find on this type of headrest. H – 19 cm. £650 (click for slide show)

  • Ceremonial cup. Kuba – DRC

    A fine ceremonial palm wine vessel. Kuba, (or related group) DRC. Early 20th century 1920′s – 30′s. Ex private collection Brussels. H – 18 cm. £1100

  • Ceremonial hat ‘botolo’ DRC

    Ceremonial hat ‘botolo’.Ekonda people.DRC.Woven wicker frame decorated with natural pigments with brass disc. First half 20th century.Ex private collection Belgium. H -  37  cm. (excluding display stand) £1200

  • Female figure. Dogon – Mali

    A fine early Dogon figure, Mali. Standing female figure with hands raised above its head. Encrusted patina, ex-private Swiss collection, originally purchased Galerie Numaga, Neuchatel 1967. H 49 cm. £1600

  • Tall slender female figure. Laguru, Tanzania

    A female figure with fine slender proportions. Luguru,Tanzania. Carved with the figure holding her navel. Upright stance with legs slightly crouching. Fetish hole to the back side. H – 52 cm. First half 20th century. £2200

  • Comb. Ashanti – Ghana

    Finely decorated comb. Ashanti, Ghana. Top section decorated with a coat of arms and cross (early colonial influence), central section with detailed traditional Ashante motifs.In good condition.1st half 20th century or before. H – 27 cm. £450

  • Ceremonial gong beater. Baule – Ivory Coast

    Finely carved wooden gong beater. Baule, Ivory Coast. Spiral snake handle surmounted with a hornbill bird holding the cloth covered gong. ‘Gong strikers such as this were used by Baule diviners before a divination ritual to trigger the state of awareness …..’.Ex private Swiss collection. H – 27 cm (excluding stand) £850

  • Pair of fine copper cuffs. Igbo – Nigeria

    A pair of fine quality copper cuffs. Igbo, Nigeria. 1st half 20th century 1930′s.Ex-private collection UK.H -  25 cm.£1200 pair

  • Terracotta storage container.Tanzania

    An unusual terracotta animal that would have been used by the traditional healer as a ritual container. There is a large opening on top of the body of the pig acting as the container.The whole piece has a crackled surface patina from ritual use. Pare culture. Tanzania. L -  32 cm. £1500

  • Bambara animal mask.Mali.Ex Josef Herman collection

    A fine early animal mask ‘hyena’ with wonderful animal like expression.  Bambara, Mali. Ex-collection of artist Josef Herman, London. In the slideshow photos you can see the mask hanging on the back wall with Herman sitting in the foreground.£4800 (click on image for slideshow)

  • Pende mask

    A fine western Pende mask.Classic features decorated with red and white pigments.Ex Museum collection (deaccession) USA. Numbered on the back. First half 20th century. £3400

  • Fetish mask

    Fetish mask. Luba,DRC. Small wooden fetish mask carved round in form like the larger Luba Kifwebe style masks. Adorned with forest snail shells, metal rings, feathers and raffia. Traces of dried ritual substances in the back of the mask. H 22 cm. £950  (click on image for slid show)

  • Fine bronze cuff. Lobi. Burkina Faso

    A beautifully cast bronze cuff coming from the Lobi culture in Burkina Faso. 1st half 20th century, Ex-private collection UK. H -  29.5 cm £1400

  • Yoruba mother and child figure

    A mother with twins figure.Yoruba, Nigeria. The mother kneeling holding an offering bowl with one child on her back the other by her side. Ex German collection. H -  25 cm £1650

  • Title staff

    A usual staff of 2 figures, M & F sitting facing in opposite directions. Each figure has in its forehead a fetish hole,  similar holes in other areas of the staff. Luba or Tabwa? DRC.Spiral form surmounted on a metal stand. Figures bound with wire and glass beads. Ex-private collection UK. H -  66 cm £2900

  • Mother and child. Dogon. Mali

    A fine mother and child figure. Dogon, Mali. The mother kneeling with upright stance holding her baby. Weathered surface whilst still keeping the body and facal features of the sculpture. Ex Seward Kennedy collection, London. H -  40 cm. £4500

  • Pende mask

    Fine Pende mask. DRC. A mask with good expression and with original costume. Ex private collective Netherlands. £2800

  • Headrest. Jimma, Ethiopia

    Fine Jimma headrest. Ethiopia. Elegant form with beautiful patina. Ex-private collection Belgium. £580

  • Group of 3 mounted 19th century copper currencies – DRC

    Three mounted copper currencies.Mbole, DRC. 19th century. Each in good condition mounted securely on top of each other on a bronze base. Slightly descending in size from bottom to top. Overall height – 45cm. £1500

  • Rare flat weave raffia fiber textile. DRC

    A fine and very rare finely woven flat weave raffia fiber textile. Late 19th century.Possible Tetela,DRC.Ex Pierre Loos collection Brussels. 72 cm x 66 cm. £1400

  • Early 20th century stool. Duala

    A fine early prestige stool. Duala, Cameroon. Early 20th century. Ex-private collection UK. Length – 50 cm. H – 36 cm £1200

  • Fine miniature bronze figure. Lobi

    A fine miniature standing bronze figure.Lobi culture, Burkina Faso.early 20th century.Ex-private collection UK .H -70 mm. £580

  • Miniature bronze figure. Djenne period Mali

    A fine and rare miniature bronze figure. Djenne period.Mali. Standing figure with both arms holding its protruding navel. Encrusted patina. Ex Seward Kennedy collection UK. H – 30mm. £580

  • Prestige staffs – Tanzania

    Two mounted wooden staffs. Sandawe – Tanzania.One in abstract form and other with a naturalistic head. H – 70 cm & H – 54 cm. £750 pair.

  • Female figure. Suku – DRC

    Female figure. Suku, DRC. First half 20th century. Ex-private collection The Netherlands. Collected in situ in the 1970′s.  – H  52 cm £2800

  • Tall female figure. Tanzania

    A fine early 20th-century female figure.Kaguru culture, Tanzania. The female figure standing with both arms holding its stomach. Standing on one foot with the other one missing. Impressive in its size and sculptural quality. H – 90cm. £1800

  • Fine Mumuye figure. 1st half 20th century.Nigeria

    A fine tall Mumuye figure.Nigeria.Ex-private collection Jonathan Lowen, London.Wonderful form and movement with great presence.Fist half 20th century. H – 112 cm. £29,000

  • Fine Lega mask.DRC

    A fine Lega mask. DRC. Heart shaped face with a worn smooth surface. Traces of old natural pigments around the eyes. Original raffia costume attached. Ex-private collection UK. H – 26 cm. £3500 (on a custom made stand)

  • Small stool. Southern Ethiopia border with Northern Kenya

    A unusual small stool with circular base and two supporting uprights bound with leather stips. Woven animal hide strip attached. Southern Omo Valley region,Ethiopia. H – 14 cm.W – 19 cm. Mid 20th century.£340

  • Headrest/stool. Daasanech. Southern Ethiopia

    Headrest/stool. Daasanech.Southern Ethiopia. Carved from a dense light colour wood with burnt striped decoration on the two upright supports. Aluminium inlayed decorations of fine strips to either side of the neck support. Used patina. H – 17 cm. £380

  • Headrest. Ethiopia

    Finely decorated headrest. Hadiya – Southern/central Ethiopia. Early 20th century. Good condition and form. H – 19 cm. £270

  • Fine tiny stool. Tirma tribe.Ethiopia and Sudan

    A beautifuly formed small personal stool (would have once had a leather strap attached to carry) Tirma/Chai – Ethiopia and Sudan. This piece was collected in Ethiopia.Has a nice shinny patina. Ex Tekalegn Besepa collection – Addis Ababa. H . 14 cm. £380

  • Headrest/stool. Turkana – Northern Kenya

    A large in size Turkana headrest from Northern Kenya. Decorated with small metal pieces along the top rest. Leather strap between the two supports.Good condition.H – 21 cm. £420

  • Headrest/stool. Bongo, Sudan.

    A fine zoomorphic headrest/stool coming from the Bongo culture, Southern Sudan.Beautifully curved support on four legs.Nice honey colour patina.Mid 20th century. L -  27 cm H – 18 cm. £850

  • 1. Headrest. Swazi – Southern Africa

    A long and elegant Swazi headrest. Southern Africa. In good overall condition. First half 20th century. Ex private collection UK. L – 43 cm. H – 13 cm. £750