• Dinka.Headrest

    A early Dinka headrest curved in form with a woven leather handle strap. The structure of this 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  - £1200

  • Dinka headrest

    A fine Dinka headrest,Southern Sudan. Carved with two upturned ‘trunks’ ,the overall form is representing a elephant.The elephant is thought to represent power and strength.Elephant ivory was widely used amongst the Dinka a form of adornment. Mid 20th century. Length  -  63 cm.Price  -  £950

  • Two early 20th century ceremonial hatchets.Angola

    Two early hatchets.Southern Africa region, possibly Angola.Wooden handles with deep patinas,finely decorated blades. Top – 57 cm long.Lower 59 cm long. £390 each

  • Fine fEMALE FIGURE

    A early female figure.Kaguru – Tanzania. The figure standing with classical pose.A finely sculptured maternity figure with deep worn patina.Small fetish hole on top of the head and with white glass beaded eyes. The arms are enlarged to give the figure more presence and power.Early 20th century. H –  42 cm. CBCAHOO. £1900

  • 19th century Ethiopian chair/stool

    A low chair carved from one piece from a hard brown wood.The chair has deep waves on the surface of the seat as a result of extensive use over the years.Three supporting legs with upright stilts to the base of the seat. Medium in size. Diameter  - 45 cm. £690

  • Makonde sickness mask

    A rare Makonde sickness or deformity mask. Tanzania and Mozambique. H – 22 cm. £1250

  • Ethiopian high backed chair

    A large and unusual form of late 19th century Ethiopian high backed throne.Coming from the Jimma region, carved from a heavy brown wood with a rare cut out cross design on the back rest. H – 90 cm. £2200

  • Southern Sudanese neckrest

    Zoomorphic in form.L – 28 cm. Great movement,like a lizard on the move. Southern Sudanese.£380

  • Fine Yoruba mask

    A fine and unusual Yoruba mask.Nigeria. The mask with large nose and protruding eyes.Great expression with typical Yoruba scarification’s either side of the cheeks. Decorated with early red pigments.Well used back with some missing parts at the sides as a result of a lot of use.H – 24 cm. BCHAHOO. £2200

  • Turkana shield

    Tall hide shield. Coming from the northern region of Kenya. Lake Turkana region. Turkana tribe. Nicely formed in good condition. Early part 20th century. H – 132 cm. £1200  

  • East African comb

    Comb, Tanzanian. Carved in a brown hard wood surmounted with a standing female figure with one arm holding her breast and the other holding her stomach. The comb shows good signs of use and handling over time.H -20cm. £550

  • Lwena female figure

    Standing figure with the arms clasped behind the shoulders. Brass tacks decorate the face with markings on the cheeks. Good early piece with a oiling surface patina, coming from the Lwena – Angola/ Zambia. Ex Belgium collection. H -  23cm. £950

  • hOUSE POSTS

    House posts used to partition areas in a traditional dwelling. Gurage culture, Ethiopia. Wooden,early part 20th century. These types of posts would have been positioned in the ground , they would have then acted as type of screen or room divider. Heights – 160cm . 165cm. 124cm.Sold separately or as a group. £750, £850, £580

  • Animal mask

    A early wooden ceremonial dance mask depicting a wild dog. Makua and Yao people, Tanzania    H – 17 cm. Ex private coll. Walter Hekster. Netherlands.Published. Yale GVR no. 0077943.£1850

  • Granary Door lock. Bambara – Mali

    Wooden door lock depicting a crocodile (a symbol of protection).Bambara culture – Mali.Full length crocodile figure with fine criss cross decorations.The lock comes with the wooden cross hatch (not shown in the photo) Mid 20th cent.H – 55cm. On display stand. £850

  • Tiny wicker dance shield

    A small ceremonial dance shield. Tight wicker weave with wicker handle. Wooden knob in the center. Shi – Eastern region of DRC and border with Rwanda.Shields like these are normally carried and danced with by the women.What makes these piece unusual is its size. Early 20th century. £ 550.

  • Bamileke stool.Cameroon

    An early Bamileke stool coming from a old English collection.Typically circular in form with intricate carved animal heads,probably cow. Height  -  40cm.Diameter 28cm. £650.

  • Fine Congo stool.

    A beautiful and simply formed stool with nicely balance circular top and bottom. Good condition with striation decorations coming from the base and up the support.Probably Mangbetu in origin,north eastern  DRC. Early 20th century.H- 32cm. Diameter 40 cm.£550

  • Zoomorphic headrest.Southern Sudan

    A nicely formed zoomorphic headrest. Southern Sudan. L – 38 cm. Early to mid 20th century. SOLD

  • Small Elephant stool.Zambia

    A fine early stool depicting a Elephant with upright stance surmounted with a small circular seat. Probably early tourist piece but with good age. 1950′s. Ex private European collection.H – 33 cm. £550. BCGEEO

  • Figurative container

    Pare – Tanzania. This figure with a lot of character was used as a medicine container,the cavity being part of the stomach.The entrance hole is on the shoulder.It has a oily  surface as a result of regular use over time.Strands of early glass beads decorate the neck.H- 24.5 cm. ASGABOO. £1200

  • Staff with abstract buffalo head. Malawi

    Staff of importance coming from northern Malawi.The form of the root stock head is in the shape of a abstract buffalo.Ex Jonathan Lowen collection UK. £750

  • Beautifully formed container

    Ganda people – Uganda. Early 20th century.This container has a beautiful form and patina with a finely woven top.A dark shiny surface as a result of extensive use and handling. H –  27cm. £450

  • Tribal chair with bent wood support

    A beautifully formed chair made from three pieces of bent wood acting as the back,seat and leg supports. The seat is made from strips of woven animal hide,strong and comfortable. The striking element of the chair is the arced rear support that gives the chair a real modernist feel.Late 19th to early 20th century. £1200….

  • ibegi female figure

    A early female Ibegi figure with very up right stance.Hands held close to her side,worn surface patina on the face and body. Blue pigment decorating the crest. White metal eyes and glass beads.H –  28cm. SDSGEO  - SOLD -

  • ibegi figure

    A early Ibegi figure with encrusted surface.The encrustation covers the whole body of the figure.There are traces of blue pigment around the ears and back of the head. There are typical Yoruba facial markings with metal eyes.The figure came from a private collection in the UK.H –  24cm. DFGGEO £750  

  • Zulu meat platter

    A fine large Zulu meat platter.Good form,age and patina.Length – 88cm. £900

  • Wooden bowl.Zulu.

    Early wooden bowl.Zulu – Southern Africa. Circular dish with four short supporting legs and wooden handle for carrying and hanging.Early 20th century. Diameter –  31cm. £280.

  • Zulu milk pail

    Fine old Zulu milk pail.Height  -  36 cm. This early container has two sections of ‘amasumpa’ relief patterns.It has a beautiful patina with two typical protruding lugs either side acting as grips to hold the vessel.Ex private collection UK. £580

  • Dinka headrest.

    A ‘primal’ formed Dinka headrest,Southern Sudan. Early 20th century with three supporting legs and deep patina.Length 47cm. £750.

  • Mother and child figure.

    A fine early mother and child figure. Kaguru – Tanzania.The mother sitting on a stool holding her baby on her lap.Height  -  47  cm. £1800.

  • Pwevo mask.Angola/Zambia

    Fine old ‘Pwevo’ mask with predominately classical Chokwe features but also elements of Mbunda influence.Angola and Zambia border region, Ref. page  132 Makishi Lya Zambia by Manuel Jordan for similar example. H –  33 cm. £1500

  • Mask.Southern Sudan

    A rare earlier mask coming from Southern Sudan.Thought to be Dinka,with influence coming from possibly the Zande {Sudan/DRC border region}.The mask was field collected in 1997/98 when it directly came out of Sudan into Uganda.Field notes at the time from previous owner refer it as being Dinka. H –  28cm. Early 20th century. £1800

  • Old Chewa mask – Malawi

    Very early and powerful dance mask, Chewa  -  Malawi. Wood,showing extensive signs of use and age. Eroded surface with nails  on top and around the sides of the masks.Large circular ears,common in other East African masks.Late 19th cent. £1600

  • Comb.East Africa

    A finely decorated Kwere comb.Tanzanian coastal region.H – 15cm. £370

  • Small fetish mask.Makonde

    A fine small female fetish mask.Makonde – Tanzania. Carved in a light wood with traces of white kaolin decorating the face.Fetish hole at the top of the head.1950′s.H – 16cm .£750.

  • Title staff. Tanzania

    A fine title staff in curved form with a female head at the end.The female head as small white beaded eyes and good expression.This type of staff was traditionally handled with the head resting on the shoulder.They were carried as a symbol of rank and prestige.Mid 20th century or before.L – 55cm    £460

  • Title staff.East Africa

    A fine title staff coming from the Sandawe,Tanzania.The head finial with elaborate coiffure forming concentric rings about the face,carved with  two plaits falling down the nape of the neck, dark glossy patina. L – 72cm  £550

  • Kuba cup

    A finely carved Kuba cup with cross hatch decorations.Such cups were used for drinking palm wine during gatherings of elders of rank in the Kuba,DRC.Early to mid 20th cent.H –  10 cm. £450

  • Fine palm wine cup.Kuba.DRC

    A fine and beautifully carved cup with intricate waved design.Such vessels were used amongst the Kuba men of title for drinking palm wine.Early 20th century.H –  14.5 cm.Ex private European collection. £750