• Headrest K

    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 L

    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

  • Dancing figure

    A fine Sukuma figure with movable arms & feet. Held around the mid-rift & used in traditional dance ceremonies to celebrate the end of year harvest when dances from each village would gather to compete for the prize of the best dancing troupe.Ex-private coll. Netherlands.Early-mid 20th century. H – 59cm. £2600

  • Kete mask

    A fine Kuba Kete mask – DRC. The mask has a powerful expression with fine markings in natural pigments. Ex private collection London and Brussels. Price on request.

  • Palm wine cup. Kuba DRC

    A finely executed 19th century Kuba palm wine cup. DRC. H – 13 cm. Ex Belgium collection. £450

  • Bronze charm pendent. Ivory Coast/Burkina Faso

    L – 13 cm £550

  • ibegi figure

    An early Ibegi figure with an 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. £750  

  • Stool/headrest.Southern Ethiopia

    L – 27 cm £420

  • Ashanti stool.Ghana

    Fine Ashanti stool. Early 20th century.Ghana. Ex private collection UK. L – 53 cm H – 33 cm. £850

  • Stool.Ashanti Ghana Early 20th century

    Fine Ashanti stool. Ghana. Early 20th century. Dark patina. Ex private collection UK. L -54 cm H – 36 cm. £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.Carved in a dense brown hardwood.First half 20th century.Height  -  47  cm. £2200

  • Lwena female figure

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

  • Fine Chewa mask. Malawi

    A fine early dance mask. Chewa – Malawi.A mask with great expression .Carved from a light wood.Extensive signs of use.Early 20th century.£1800

  • Body mask

    Body mask –  Makonde. Light wood and coloured with natural pigments. Etched and dotted design resembling tattooing on the stomach with fine pointed breasts . A well used mask used during the dance to celebrate the girls initiation into woman hood.1950′s or before. Height  - 49cm. £3400

  • Makonde mask

    A fine Makonde ‘mapiko’ mask.Collected in the 1960′s in Mozambique and kept in a private collection in the UK till now.Light wood decorated with yellow pigments with typical Makonde facial scarifications. £1500    

  • Mask.Southern Sudan

    A rare Southern Sudanese mask. Dinka or Bongo,with influences coming from the Zande {Sudan/DRC border region}.Field collected in the 1990′s.Carved from a hard wood.Early 20th century. H –  28 cm. £1800

  • Old Makonde mask

    A very expressive and early Makonde mask.The mask has a large lip plate and well worn surface.Original straps to fasten the mask are still attached.A piece of animal hide is attached to the head of the mask.Early part 20th century.Ex private collection UK. £1900

  • Chokwe mask

    A fine and rare  Chokwe mask.Light wood decorated with yellow pigments with unusual facial markings. The headdress is made from bark fibre decorated with natural pigments. Ex Afrika Museum collection Berg en Dal,Netherlands.(1960) with original museum documentation. H – 24 cm. £5800

  • Luvale mask

    A fine Luvale mask. Zambia and Angola border region. Large female mask collected in the 1960′s ex-private collection, UK. Fine features with its original head costume. £2400

  • Head crest mask

    ‘Egungun’ masks are the spiritual embodiment of the Yoruba ancestors.The mask ,placed on top of the head, has very fine features,fine coiffure, rounded face with typical Yoruba facial markings.Early 20th century Ex private coll. UK. £1800

  • Beaded ceremonial skirt

    A fine beaded ceremonial skirt. Iraqw culture. Tanzania. Early glass beads sown onto strips of animal hide. H – 1500 cm.Comes mounted on a backing board. £3500

  • BEADED SKIRT

    A fine and early beaded ceremonial skirt. Iraqw culture. Tanzania. Early glass bead on thin strips of animal hide. Early 20th century.Comes mounted on a display board.  £1800

  • Beaded skirt

    A  rare beaded skirt from the Iraqw culture – Tanzania.Early part 20th cent.Made from animal hide and decorated in an abstract design with small glass beads.Made during the young girl’s initiation ‘Marmo’ and worn during their coming out and rebirth ceremony….the girls entrance into womanhood.Length  - 1.2m approx. £2800

  • SMALL VESSEL

    A finely decorated small cup used as a mortar vessel. Kuba. DRC. Early 20th century.H – 75 mm £280

  • Fine large Zulu Pot

    Fine and large Zulu pot with woven lid.Striking zig-zag decoration with good shape and condition.Mid 20th century.Price £1200

  • Presentation tray ‘Agakoko’

    A very fine ‘Agakoko’ presentation tray. Tutsi people, Rwanda. Ex Pierre Loos Brussels. First half 20th century. Diameter – 18.5 cm. £450

  • Lozi food bowl

    This food bowl from the Lozi in Zambia is depicting a duck.Many such bowls represented animals that could be found on the banks of the Zambezi River. Its wings are elegantly carved and finely decorated. It comes in two parts,the bottom section is the container for the food being stored. L –  43 cm. £650

  • Finely decorated palm wine cup

    A finely decorated early royal palm wine cup.Kuba kingdom,DRC. Early 20th century with typically fine overlapping crisis cross decorations.Lovely patina and in good condition.£580

  • Headrest B

    An early Dinka headrest, curved in form with a woven leather strap. The structure of the headrest is carved with downturned 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 -

  • Headrest J

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

  • headrest D

    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’ . First half 20th century. L  43 cm .£750

  • Staff handle

    A fine ivory fly wisp or staff handle depicting  Madonna. Late 19th to early 20th century. Dem. Republic Congo. Ex-private collection UK.H – 10 cm. £ 850

  • Makonde FIGURE

    A finely carved Makonde figure depicting a traditional hunter holding a gun and calabash strapped to his shoulder.Mozambique. Early 20th century.Ex private collection UK.H – 18 cm. £580

  • Fine early Mumuye figure

    A fine Mumuye figure coming from the private collection of Jonathan Lowen, London.Wonderful form and surface patina. H – 110 cm. Price on request.

  • Iron shield

    An early 20th-century iron shield from the Lake Turkana region.Iron with aluminium strip and handle at the back. Height  -  894cm on a metal display stand.Price – £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. £ 450

  • 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  

  • Rare giraffe hide shield with white ostrich feathers

    A rare giraffe hide shield.Northern Kenya/border with Uganda.Typical in form to shields found in this region also extending up to Southern Sudan. Surmounted with white ostrich feathers. Wooden handle at the back, some loss of hair to the front of the shield. Early 20th century. Ex-private collection UK.  £1900

  • Prestige stool.Tanzania

    Prestige stool.Rare form.Hehe Tanzania.Early 20th century.H 34cm D 49cm. £620

  • headrest E

    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.