ASTA 285 - ARTE AFRICANA E OCEANIA DA DUE IMPORTANTI COLLEZIONI PRIVATE EUROPEE (ONLINE)

Lot N: 0001

Arte africana

Female figure yariga biiga, Mossi Burkina Faso

10 x 32 cm

Hyper stylized figure of a woman in light natural patina wood. NOTE - For a similar example see: Metropolitan museum, NY, Yariga Biga, cat n. 1991.363.

Starting Price

Euro 200,00

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Lot N: 0002

Arte africana

Female figure yariga biiga, Mossi Burkina Faso

32 cm

A brown patina wooden sculpture depicting a hyper stylized female figure.

Starting Price

Euro 200,00

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Lot N: 0003

Arte africana

Two carved figures, Dogon Mali

15 x 19 cm

small dark patina wood sculpture depicting seated man and woman with large salamander on their heads.

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Euro 220,00

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Lot N: 0004

Arte africana

Nomoli figurine, Sapi (?) Sierra Leone

12.5 x 15 cm

sculpture representing a female figure in the act of covering her breasts with her hands.

Sold at

Euro 650,00

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Lot N: 0005

Arte africana

A male figure, Luba D.R.Congo in dark patina wood

18.5 cm

in legno a patina scura. base in legno.

Starting Price

Euro 100,00

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Lot N: 0006

Arte africana

Nomoli stone figure, Sapi Sierra Leone

12.5 x 20 cm

Stone figure depicting a crouched man.

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Euro 600,00

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Lot N: 0007

Arte africana

Thilbuu altar figure Burkina Fasu

12 x 49 cm

Natural patina wood sculpture depicting a naked man with a gendarme's hat and gun. NOTE - A similar sculpture is kept in the Musée du quai Branly, Paris.

Starting Price

Euro 200,00

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Lot N: 0008

Arte africana

Zoomorphic crest chiwara sogoni koun, Bamana Mali

20 x 49 cm

wooden headcrest sculpture. This type of crest, which overall recalls the silhouette of the antelope, is actually composed of the stylization of three different animals, the antbear, the armadillo and the antelope itself, identifiable in the top horns.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0009

Arte africana

Group with two wooden figures, Dogon Mali

22 x 30 cm

Two human figures seated back to back, covering their faces and ears respectively. The figure with the covered face is very common in the Dogon statuary and it is often traced back to the mythological character "Dyougou Serou" who hides his face with his hands in shame. Solid wood with evident traces of thick encrusted patina.

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Euro 460,00

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Lot N: 0010

Arte africana

A standing figure, Dogon Mali

37 cm

Wooden sculpture depicting a man holding his neck with his hands.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0011

Arte africana

Seated figure, Dogon Mali

41 cm

Sculpture of a female or perhaps hermaphrodite figure, with raised right arm and protruding breasts in a sitting position supported by four Nommo figures. Hard wood with traces of dark encrusted patina.

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Euro 2.000,00

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Lot N: 0012

Arte africana

Bavong tchitcheri sakwa, Moba Togo

14 x 81 cm

representation of ancestral spirit, made of heavy and compact wood. The tchitcherik sculptures, partially buried in the ground and placed to protect the village, or, in the cases of small specimens like this one, preserved inside the houses above altars dedicated to them, constitute one of the most suggestive artifacts among African statuary.

Sold at

Euro 1.700,00

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Lot N: 0013

Arte africana

A terracotta bull, Sao Cameroon

26 x 24 cm

reddish terracotta sculpture depicting a large stylized cattle.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0014

Arte africana

Ancestor figure, korwar Northern Papua, Indonesia (?)

20 x 48.5 cm

Wooden sculpture representing a deceased ancestor. These figures are usually referred as Korwar in area of Indonesia and New Guinea.

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Euro 750,00

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Lot N: 0015

Arte africana

Maternity sculpture, Yombe D.R. Congo

21 x 53 cm

A wooden sculpture depicting motherhood (phembe).The subject is a mother, made according to the Yombe canons of beauty, who breastfeeds an infant and has a pointed hairstyle on her head typical in this type of work. Sculptures like this were used by the Yombe community to honor the mythical mother of a dynasty or during propitiatory rites related to the symbolic fertility of the entire community.

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Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0016

Arte africana

Anthropomorphic headrest, Luba D.R. Congo

15 x 19 cm

Small brown patina wooden headrest with a female figure kneeling with raised arms.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0017

Arte africana

Zooomorphic stool, Bamana (?) Mali

81 x 39 x 29 cm

In carved wood and embellished with engraved decoration.

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Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0018

Arte africana

Nomoli stone figurine, Kissi Sierra Leone

19.5 cm

A half -figure female stone statue.

Sold at

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0019

Arte africana

Nommo kneeling figure, Dogon Mali

40 cm

hard wood sculpture with traces of black encrusted patina.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0020

Arte africana

Nkisi sculpture, Songye D.R. Congo

63 cm

Sculpture in wood and other materials, common among Songye magicians and diviners. Designed as a sort of "spiritual shell" for magical forces to be used in multiple and different situation. The figure with the hands placed on the belly on which inserts of other material have been affixed with magical function. On the head there is a large ox horn. NOTE - For a similar specimen see: Christies, London, 29 June 1994, Lot 156.

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Euro 1.100,00

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Lot N: 0021

Arte africana

Anthropomorphic cup, Senufo Mali

34.5 cm

Small sculpture in bright black patina of anthropomorphic figure with an elongated face sitting on a stool and holding a cup-shaped container on his head.

Sold at

Euro 1.600,00

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Lot N: 0022

Arte africana

A blolo bian figure, Baule Ivory Coast

48 cm

A red patina wood sculpture depicting a woman standing with both hands on her belly.

Starting Price

Euro 800,00

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Lot N: 0023

Arte africana

Prisoner sculpture, Yombe D.R. Congo

18 x 46 cm

Brown patina wood sculpture with glass inserts for the eyes depicting a prisoner tied and kneeling probably waiting for the beheading.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0024

Arte africana

A monumental sculpture tchitcheri sakwa, Moba Togo

20 x 152 cm

An abstract human figure depicting an ancestral spirit. Sculpture of exceptional size carved in heavy and compact wood. The tchitcherik sculptures, partially buried in the ground and placed to protect the village, constitute one of the most suggestive artifacts of African statuary.

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Euro 2.100,00

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Lot N: 0025

Arte africana

Iagalagana female figure, Mumuye Nigeria

64 cm

Mumuye brown patina wood sculpture characterized by large ear lobes pierced in the center, in the typical female characterization of the subject. Defects.

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Euro 2.600,00

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Lot N: 0026

Arte africana

Oba head, Benin Nigeria

19 x 21 cm

Bronze head with dark patina depicting the idealized head of a king (Oba) of the Benin people. Above each eye there are four short scarifications and two longer ones in the middle of the forehead, probably originally inlaid with iron strips.The neck is represented compleately covered with a coral bead collar. Some anthropologists think that this type of representation does not identify with a sovereign, but with a trophy head of a defeated enemy. NOTE - See: Benin Oba Head, bronze, British Museum (online collection. Museum number: Af1897,1217.3)

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Euro 4.000,00

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Lot N: 0027

Arte africana

Aduno-koro ritual vessel, Dogon Mali

70 x 26 x 19 cm

A horse-shaped decorated wooden vessel with engraved figures on both sides. The artifact maintains its original cover. Among the Dogon people, this ritual vessel called Aduno Koro (literally Ark of the world) was meant to host the offerings dedicated to Amma "the creator" and to the ancestors during the annual celebration called goru NOTE- For a similar piece see: “Ritual vessel, horse with figures (Aduno Koro)”, Metropolitan Museum, NY.

Sold at

Euro 2.900,00

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Lot N: 0028

Arte africana

Sculpture depicting mother and son, Baoulè Ivory Coast

47 cm

The figure of the young mother standing with her son tenderly clinging to her shoulders. Piece finely-carved in wood with black patina. NOTE - for a similar example see: mère et enfant, Paris, Musée du quai Branly,published on J. Kerchache, J.L. Paudrat, L'art africain, ill. 186.

Starting Price

Euro 1.800,00

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Lot N: 0029

Arte africana

Igalagan sculpture, Mumuye Nigeria

66 cm

A Mumuye wooden sculpture with brown patina and traces of white pigment. The subject, a stylized and pointy humanoid figure, most likely represents a protective spirit. These sculptures, associated with various functions in Mumuye society, are used by healers and diviners. The ear lobes are perhaps the only clue to define the figure's gender, in this case the wide and dilated ear lobes indicate a female subject.

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Euro 4.000,00

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Lot N: 0030

Arte africana

Figure in ebony and bone, Lega D.R..Congo

10.5 cm

wooden sculpture in the so-called "round style", depicting a man standing with his arms on the chest. The bone inserts of the teeth in lively contrast with the dark patina of the ebony.

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Euro 1.500,00

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Lot N: 0031

Arte africana

Standing figure blolo bian, Baule Ivory Coast

59 cm

dark patina wood. The figure blolo bian (husband's spirit) is characterized here by an exasperated volume of the anatomical parts and by the showy ritual scarifications that run through the various parts of the body.

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Euro 2.500,00

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Lot N: 0032

Arte africana

Female figure, Bamana Mali

64 cm

arge size sculpture made out of heavy wood with brown patina. The female figure characterized by a slender torso and accentuated breasts is characterized by stylized features and balanced volums.

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Euro 3.000,00

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Lot N: 0033

Arte africana

Throne, Luguru Tanzania

58 x 130 cm

Wooden throne used by chiefs and high dignitaries during important cerimonies. Piece of fine execution, carved wood with dark patina. NOTE - For a similar specimen see: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Luguru artist, high back stool, object number: 89-10-1.

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Euro 4.100,00

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Lot N: 0034

Arte africana

Iagalagana female figure, Mumuye Nigeria

62 cm

Mumuye black patina wooden sculpture depicting perhaps a female figure. These sculptures, associated with various functions in the Mumuye society, are mainly identifiable by the conformation of the auricles. If large and characterized by a central hole, they can be traced back to female figures.

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Euro 4.000,00

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Lot N: 0035

Arte africana

A monumental Igalagan sculpture, Mumuye Nigeria

20 x 104 cm

A large Mumuye wooden sculpture with brown patina. The subject, a stylized figure characterized by a crest-like coiffure, most likely represents a protective male spirit. The determination of the gender in this type of artifacts is mainly determined by the shape of the auricles (the male has small cone shaped ones). These sculptures, associated with various functions in Mumuye society, are used by healers and diviners.

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Euro 4.500,00

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Lot N: 0036

Arte africana

A monumental iagalagana figure, Mumuye Nigeria

100 cm

black patina wooden sculpture. The subject, belonging to a specific category within the corpus of these works, represents an anthropomorphic protective spirit with traits related to the animal world. The face, characterized by a curved beak, is framed by the large conical hairdress, while the elongated and slightly bent arms, recall with their perimetric serration, the legs of an insect. NOTE - An almost identical specimen appears in the catalog of the exhibition, organized by J. Kerchache, "Homage to A. Malraux" 1986, p. 159.

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Euro 6.000,00

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Lot N: 0037

Arte africana

Dan ritual stool Liberia

22 x 29.5 cm

Carved wood with dark patina. The two hemispherical ends visually isolate the central section carved as a naked female body between two stylized faces. The function of these ritual stools still remains rather mysterious although by some it is associated with the rite of circumcision. NOTE - for a comparative piece and for an appropriate description see: Sothebys, NY, 16 May 2013, lot 86. The following description of comparative pieces can be found in the catalogue description: “Apart from the present example, however, only two other Dan stools featuring two masks, one on each side of the central support, are recorded: one published in Liberia: Arts and Crafts (Monrovia: 1971), and a second one at Duke University, also collected in situ by George Harley”.

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Euro 5.000,00

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Lot N: 0038

Arte africana

Igalagan sculpture, Mumuye Nigeria

68 cm

A small Mumuye wooden sculpture with brown patina. The subject, a stylized figure characterized by a round face and an accentuated nose, most likely represents a male protective spirit. In this case, in fact, the ears (characterizing element of gender) are small and conical in shape. Such sculptures, associated with various functions in Mumuye society, are used by healers and diviners.

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Euro 5.000,00

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Lot N: 0039

Arte africana

Altar with female figures, Dogon Mali

25 x 45 cm

Sculptural group with six female figures seated around a central axis, made of compact wood with traces of encrusted dark patina. NOTES - for a similar example see: Metropolitan Museum, NY, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, “Altar: female figures”, Dogon, Mali - Diop village (Ibi).

Sold at

Euro 4.500,00

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Lot N: 0040

Arte africana

A wooden mask, Dogon Mali

15 x 27 cm

worn patina.

Sold at

Euro 180,00

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Lot N: 0041

Arte africana

Pwo mask, Chokwe Angola

16 x 33 cm

Small mask characterized by the exasperated features of the elongated face framed by thick raffia hair.

Starting Price

Euro 150,00

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Lot N: 0042

Arte africana

A dyommo mask, Dogon Mali

18 x 50 cm

mask depicting a rabbit (dyommo). Hyperstilized in shape with a lively polychrome dotted surface For a similar specimen see: The Metropolitan Museum, The M. Rockfeller Memorial Collection, NY, cat. 1978.412.294

Starting Price

Euro 250,00

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Lot N: 0043

Arte africana

A Punu “white mask” okuy Gabon

17 x 31 cm

whitened with caolin (pemba) and carefully delineated high crested black coiffure. Lips, eyelids rims, eyebrows and the the typical Punu nine “scales” scars painted in bright red.

Sold at

Euro 240,00

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Lot N: 0044

Arte africana

Janus headdress, Ekoi Nigeria

15 x 21 cm

Two-faced Janus headcrest covered with animal skin. Masks like this one were placed over the head during ritual dances. Perhaps it is an artifact related to the “leopard” secret society Ngbe.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0045

Arte africana

Leather headdress, Ekoi Nigeria

12.5 x 29 cm

Head-shaped crest (probably an ancestor's head) covered with animal skin on a braided fiber base. This kind of masks are perhaps related to secret societies, most likely the Ngbe one.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0046

Arte africana

Mbangu mask, Pende D.R.Congo

20 x 44 cm

polychrome “deformation mask”. This type of mask belongs to the series of the so-called mbuya masks representing the various social types of the Pende village and widely used during the ceremonies related to the rite of circumcision.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0047

Arte africana

Gelede mask, Yoruba Nigeria

43 x 43 cm

Helmet headdress mask with elaborate crest depicting cock struggling with snake. For a mask with the same subject see: Musee du quai Branly, Paris, ancienne collectionBarbier-Mueller, published on J. Kerchache, J.L. Paudrat, L'art africain, ill. 41

Sold at

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0048

Arte africana

An antelope mask, Ibo (?) Nigeria

31 x 39 cm

An helmet mask depicting a white face surmounted by an antelope figure.

Starting Price

Euro 200,00

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Lot N: 0049

Arte africana

Four metal masks Sub-Saharan Africa

21 cm

A group of "passport masks" of different shapes and sizes.

Sold at

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0050

Arte africana

Portrait mask, Baule Ivory Coast

19 x 37 cm

Dark patina wooden mask with traces of pre-existing polychromy characterized by the unusual triple crest.

Starting Price

Euro 350,00

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Lot N: 0053

Arte africana

Nwantantay “plank” mask, Bwa or Wimiana Burkina Faso

34 x 173 cm

“à planche” mask, with engraved geometric decoration, depicting Bayiri, protective spirit of both groups, Bwa or Wimiana. Carved wood in lively polychromy NOTE: for similar examples see University of Iowa, Stanley Museum of Art, USA, cat. 2011.27 a-c.

Sold at

Euro 320,00

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