• 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. Price on request .BE.OOO

  • 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

  • Headrest. Boni – Somali

    An early example of a Boni headrest without any of the usual decorations. Good form and patina from use and age. Boni. Somalia.H – 15 cm. £320

  • Seated figure.Tanzania

    Impressive seated figure. Kaguru, Tanzania. The male figure seated on a three-legged stool as a symbol of rank and prestige. First half 20th century. H -  64 cm. £2400

  • Female bust. Makonde

    A finely decorated female bust. Makonde. Mozambique/Tanzania. Used as a ritual piece with holes to contain healing medicine on the top of head and back.Mid 20th century. H – 18 cm. £850

  • Mother and child.Makonde,Tanzania/Mozambique

    A impressive mother and child figure. Makonde, Mozambique/Tanzania border. First half 20th century,probably 1930’s. Carved from a heavy wood,the mother crouching and holding a pot on her head with her baby strapped to her back.With typical Makonde facial tattooing and decorated with white and blue paint.H – 50 cm. £2600

  • Early 20th century Ethiopian small chair

    Small in size with three supporting legs.Attractive cut out design on the back support. Good condition with deep lusty patina. H – 70 cm. £850

  • Ethiopian chair

    An unusual Ethiopian high backed chair. Small in size with sections joined together. Beautiful overall patina with attractive decorations to all sides. Gurage culture.Early 20th century. Ex-private collection London.H – 70 cm x 34 cm x 33 cm. £780

  • Fine Congo stool

    A fine Luba/Zela? stool (or related people) DRC. A powerful female figure with arms raised supporting the seat platform. Carved from a dense heavy wood.The figure has scarification markings and aluminium inserted eyes. H – 35 cm. First half 20th century. CBDBHOO. Price – £2800

  • Ceremonial mask. Tanzania

    A fine old ceremonial mask.Doe tribe, coastal region Tanzania. Powerful presence with an unusual parted hairstyle down the center of the mask. Carved from a dense hardwood. H -  36 cm . £3400 .On a custom made stand  (click on image for slideshow)

  • Standing male figure.Tanzania

    Symbolising rank and prestige,this sculpture depicts a male figure standing on top of a stool,a common characteristic in East African sculpture.Ex private collection UK.Collected in the 1990’s.Deep lusty patina.H 60 cm. £1800

  • Finely decorated gourd

    The gourd is beautifully decorated with images of people,plants and geometric designs. It has a fantastic traditional restoration repairing an old crack with the gourd finely stitched together.The stopped indicates that this gourd was also possibly used as a doll and well as a container.Tanzanian. H –  28 cm. Price  -  £480

  • LARGE TITLE STOOL

    A rare type of stool symbolising rank and title. Hehe tribe. Iringa region. Tanzania. Early 20th century. H -40 cm D – 51 cm. £650

  • 19th century palm wine cup

    A very early ceremonial palm wine container.Ngombe.DRC.The handle is decorated with early brass tacks and a mental chain which all appear to be the same period as the cup. 19th century.Ex Belgium collection.£580

  • Woven storage basket

    This type of traditional basket is used to store grain and other dry foods. Made from strips of woven flat fibre in two sections held in shape by a central bark binding and decorated with an abstract designs.Mid 20th century. Haha tribe – Southern Tanzania.  Diameter 40 cm. Height  - 31 cm.Price  -  £570

  • Brass amulet

    A finely cast brass amulet. Senufo. Ivory Coast. First half 20th century. Ex-private collection Netherlands. H- 4 cm. Custom mounted. £450

  • Congo mask

    A fine Kuba/Lele mask (or sub group) DRC. Decorated with aluminium covering eyes and mouth. With original costume of raffia and animal hair. Ex Belgium private collection .H – 35 cm. £3500

  • 2. Headrest.Kaffa culture – Ethiopia

    Headrest.Kaffa culture.Ethiopia. Early 20th century. H – 16 cm. £280

  • Headrest. Rendille.Kenya

    A fine Rendille headrest, Kenya. Beautifully formed with deep patina colour. L -  24 cm H – 16 cm. £340

  • Stool/headrest. Mursi – Southern Ethiopia

    Mursi H – 18 cm W 23.5 cm £420

  • Stool/headrest. Dinka – Southern Sudan

    Headrest/stool made from a natural tree branch and in animal form. Three supporting legs with ride running down the underside of the support. Dinka tribe.Southern Sudan. H – 19 cm. L – 43 cm. £520

  • Headrest/stool.

    A beautifully formed headrest/stool with attached snuff container.Hamar people.Southern Ethiopia.21 X 19 cm  £450

  • Headrest J

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

  • Headrest M

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

  • 4. Headrest.Ethiopia

    Gurgage culture H – 18 cm £260

  • 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

  • Ibegi figure – Yoruba

    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 –  24 cm. £750  

  • Stool/headrest.Southern Ethiopia

    Headrest/stool with three supporting legs. Bodi, Ethiopia. Snuff contained attached to the woven leather handle. L – 27 cm £420

  • 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.£2400

  • Body mask

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

  • Makonde mask

    A fine Makonde ‘mapiko’ mask.Collected in the early 1960′s in Mozambique by an expat working there and then kept in a private collection in the UK.Light wood decorated with yellow pigments with striking facial scarifications. £1800    

  • 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