• 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. £1450

  • 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 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. £950. Comes with wall mount.

  • 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.

  • 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. Price on request

  • 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

  • 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    £590

  • 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

  • Milk containers. Ganda – Uganda

    Two beautiful wooden milk containers with finely woven tops.Containers like these are found amongst the Ganda in Uganda and also the Tutsi in Rwanda.They show the importance and high value placed with milk in both these cultures.Early 20th century.H –  27cm. £390 each.

  • Stool.Southern Sudan

    This elephant stool was given to the previous owner by her farther who was the lead doctor in Southern Sudan.He was given the stool as a gift for services rendered from a Dinka chief in the early 1940′s.Carved in a very heavy dense wood with worn patina. H – 63 cm. £950

  • Chair.Guro – Ivory Coast

    A fine low wooden tribal chair with metal decorations coming from the Guro people  in the Ivory Coast..Ex private coll.UK. H – 52 cm.Early 20th century. £950

  • Title staff

    Title staff.Kaguru – Tanzania. Staff with snake wrapped around and spiraling down the shaft.The head is surmounted with a baboon head with glass beaded eyes.Ex private coll. USA. H – 80 cm.  £1800

  • Chokwe mask

    A fine and rare type of Chokwe mask.Light wood decorated with yellow pigment with striking and unusual facial markings. The headdress is made from bark fiber decoarted with natural pigments. Ex Afrika Museum collection Berg en Dal,Netherlands.(1960) H – 24 cm. Price on request.

  • Dance figure.Sukuma – Tanzania

    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

  • Village scene.Oil on board.1930′s-1940′s.

    Early oil on board painted in naive style.Signed by artist,possibly of Congo origin due to its style.In original frame of the same period.44 x 54cm.£850  

  • African river scene.Circa 1960′s.

    Oil on board by Godfrey A Okiki.Born 1940. (Signed lower right) Nigeria. Ex propery of a gentleman,UK. H X W 96 x 96 cm. Price on request

  • Water vessel. Kabyle,Algeria

    Early and finely decorated water vessel. Kabyle – Algeria.Circa early 20th century.Ex private coll. UK. L 25cm. £480

  • Fetish mask

     A early fetish mask – Luba ,DRC. Small wooden mask adorned with forest snail shells, metal rings, feathers and raffia.H 22 cm. £900

  • Animal mask.Luba – DRC

    Luba baboon mask.Light wood,bird features and fiber costume.The Luba are known for creating a variety of animal masks around the middle part of last century up to the 1970′s.Ref. to ‘Luba Zoo’ a publication on Luba style masks.These mostly captured animals of the forest . £2800

  • Animal mask.East Africa

    A early animal mask (goat) Makura – Mtwara region,Tanzania.The Makua, neighbours to the Makonde,are prolific carvers of animal masks in particular.They,like the Makonde, regularly danced with animal masks as a form of entertainment and to celebrate important occasions. This mask,carved from balsa wood with obvious signs of regular use over time. H 50 cm.£1400.

  • Round buffalo hide shield.

    Taturu people. Tanzania. Buffalo hide with wooden stick attached at the back also acting as the handle.First half 20th century. H – 47cm. £650.

  • Shield.Topoke – DRC

    Woven palm bark basketry at the rear.Decorated on the front with bands of white pigments,common amongst the Topoke.In good over all condition.Early 20th century.Ex private coll. UK. H – 95cm. £1100.

  • Headrest.Southern Sudan.

    Headrest. In typical zoomorphic form.Dinka people. Southern Sudan.L – 40 cm. £450.

  • Hide shield – Tanzania

    Buffalo hide in circular form with traditional decorations in natural pigments. Taturu people.Tanzania.D –  55cm. £750