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

Lot N: 0054

Arte africana

Gelede mask, Yoruba Nigeria

29 cm

painted wooden mask used in the context of Gelede ritual dances in honor of the awon iya wa, the ancestral mothers, spiritual figures placed to protect the universe.

Starting Price

Euro 350,00

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Lot N: 0055

Arte africana

Polychrome mask, Northern Igbo (?) Nigeria

21 x 28 cm

zoomorphic mask brightly colored in red and black. NOTE- for a similar mask see: coll. J.Kerchache in "Le primitivisme dans l'art du XX siecle", p.37.

Sold at

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0056

Arte africana

Two-faced helmet mask, Igbo Nigeria

33 x 47 cm

Wooden helmet mask with glass, mirror and metal inserts. Interesting realization characterized by the lively red&black dichromy.

Sold at

Euro 400,00

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Lot N: 0057

Arte africana

Initiation mask, Chokwe Angola/D.R. Congo

17 x 24 cm

White patina wooden mask with brown decorations. The rounded, smooth face has no scarification symbols and the mouth is semi-open with no teeth. All around it maintains its decorative raffia.

Sold at

Euro 1.200,00

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Lot N: 0058

Arte africana

Monkey mask, Guere Ivory Coast

15 x 30 cm

dark patina wooden mask depicting the geometrically stylized face of a monkey with a jointed jaw.

Sold at

Euro 1.500,00

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Lot N: 0059

Arte africana

A zoomorphic mask, Chokwe Angola / D.R. Congo

18 x 23 cm

A reddish patina wood mask with orbits covered with white pigment. The subject probably represents a monkey and on the head keeps its hair in raffia. On the forehead the classic scaring chinge-lyengelye, commonly meant to be a variant of the Portuguese cross of the Order of Christ.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0060

Arte africana

Kobiay mask, Bwa Burkina Faso

29 x 72 cm

decorated with geometric pattern in lively polychromy, with applied edging of shells. The kobiay masks, made by the village blacksmiths, embody the spirit of Hombo, the eel-god who lives in the swamp, ancestral protector of the Bwa people.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0061

Arte africana

Dan gunye-ge mask Ivory coast

14.5 x 25 cm

dark patina mask used in running contest. NOTE- for a similar piece see The Metropolitan Museum, NY, cat. 2014.750.2.

Sold at

Euro 340,00

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Lot N: 0062

Arte africana

Mbuya mask, Pende R.D..Congo

14 x 42 cm

Brown patina, small wooden mask with raffia applications. Mbuya masks (which can be of the giwoyo, muyombo or ginjinga type), are used during the initiation rites and funerals and their specific type is defined by the ensemble of the costume and its accessories. These masks are of some interest as they seem to be one of the oldest aesthetic models among those known.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0063

Arte africana

Okuyi white mask, Punu Gabon

18 x 30 cm

So-called "white girl" mask, depicting the face of a young deceased girl, in soft wood covered with a thick layer of kaolin.

Starting Price

Euro 400,00

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Lot N: 0064

Arte africana

Antelope mask, Guro Ivory Coast

17 x 50 cm

elegant shiny black patina mask depicting antelope head with long horns between which a scavenger bird rests.

Sold at

Euro 700,00

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Lot N: 0065

Arte africana

Dan, gunye-ge mask Ivory coast

13 x 22 cm

dark patina mask used in running contest, it presents traces of whitening with caolin around the eyes NOTE- for a similar piece see The Metropolitan Museum, NY, cat. 2014.750.2.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0066

Arte africana

Adoné mask-headdress, Kurumba Burkina Faso

61 x 139 cm

arge crest mask in the shape of an antelope head (adoné), in brightly colored wood. NOTE- for a similar model see: Metropolitan Museum, NY, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979, acc. N ° 1979.206.253.

Sold at

Euro 550,00

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Lot N: 0067

Arte africana

A gomintogo mask, Dogon Mali

23 x 64 cm

Mask depicting rhinoceros (gomintogo) or other anthropomorphized animal. Specimen of big size, with traces of polychromy For a similar mask see: The Metropolitan Museum, NY, cat. 1977.394.40.

Starting Price

Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0068

Arte africana

Bundu/Sowei mask, Mende Sierra Leone

25 x 31 cm

headdress of the Ndoli Jowei (literally, “the one who leads the dance”) of the Sande Women's Society. Interesting variant characterized by the elaborate coiffure.

Starting Price

Euro 400,00

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Lot N: 0069

Arte africana

White mask, Kongo-Yombe D.R. Congo

24 x 41 cm

the white face framed by the stylized black hair NOTE - for a comparative piece, see the mask in Tervuren Musée royale de l'Afrique Centrale, published on J. Kerchache, J.L. Paudrat, L'art africain, ill. 215

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0070

Arte africana

A Punu “white mask” okuy Gabon

23 x 31 cm

whitened with caolin (pemba) and imposing tripartite black coiffure. Lips, eyelids rims, eyebrows and the the typical Punu nine “scales” scars, painted in black with reddish reflexions.

Sold at

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0071

Arte africana

Ritual mask, Boa R.D. Congo

24 x 28 cm

Masks of this type often characterized by the two-tone black - white and by the exasperated volumetry of the face, were used in rituals related to war.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0072

Arte africana

Bundu/Sowei mask, Mende Sierra Leone

29 x 38 cm

helmet headdress intended for the Ndoli Jowei, “the one who leads the dance" of the Sande women's Society, and that embodies the spirit of the Sowei, the tutelary deity of the society itself.

Sold at

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0073

Arte africana

Dan gunye-ge mask Ivory Coast

17 x 25 cm

Mask used in running contests, with round eyes and dark patina.

Sold at

Euro 340,00

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Lot N: 0074

Arte africana

A kpelie Senufo mask Ivory Coast

16 x 29 cm

elegant mask with fine bright redish-brown patina.

Starting Price

Euro 1.200,00

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Lot N: 0075

Arte africana

Mangam crest mask, Mama (Kantana) Nigeria

26 x 49 cm

elegant mangam headdress, depicting the head of a "dwarf forest buffalo" (suncerus caffer nanus), sacred animal to the Mama NOTE: for a similar piece see Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, L. 2010.40.1.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0076

Arte africana

Hippopotamus mask, Bamum Cameroon

26 x 44 cm

Large zoomorphic mask covered with a thick encrusted patina. NOTE - For a similar example see: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, USA, Hippopotamus mask, cat. n. G205A-African Gallery East.

Sold at

Euro 1.400,00

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Lot N: 0077

Arte africana

Senufo janus “firespitter” helmet mask (wanyugu) Ivory Coast

84 x 37 x 30 cm

impressive janus mask belonging to the men's Poro Society. Of imposing size, it presents heavy body, black patina and surviving traces of caolin due to a previous whitening.

Sold at

Euro 1.200,00

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Lot N: 0078

Arte africana

Okoroshi oma mask, Ibo Nigeria

19.5 x 29 cm

Ceremonial mask linked to the cult of Owu, the spirit of water. The Okoroshi Oma masks characterized by the white color and linked to femininity are worn during the ceremony as a counterpart to the Okoroshi Ojo masks, painted in dark and linked to the male part of the Owu cult.

Starting Price

Euro 600,00

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Lot N: 0079

Arte africana

“White girl” mask okoroshi oma, Ibo Nigeria

18 x 25 cm

Ceremonial mask linked to the cult of Owu, the spirit of water. The Okoroshi Oma masks characterized by the white color and linked to femininity are worn during the ceremony as a counterpart to the Okoroshi Ojo masks, painted in dark and linked to the male part of the Owu cult.

Starting Price

Euro 800,00

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Lot N: 0080

Arte africana

Nyabwa mask, Bete Ivory Coast

19 x 28 cm

Heavy wood mask characterized by four rostrums converging on the mouth. Masks of this type were used during war preparation ceremonies.

Sold at

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0081

Arte africana

A kpelie Senufo mask Ivory Coast

18 x 33 cm

elegant mask with fine and dark brown patina.

Sold at

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0082

Arte africana

Luba mask D.R. of Congo

25 x 41 cm

Unusual large Luba mask probably depicting a female face with hooked nose. Vegetable fiber applied around the face bleached with kaolin.

Sold at

Euro 1.600,00

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Lot N: 0083

Arte africana

Portrait mask, Baule Ivory Coast

16 x 43 cm

Black patina wooden mask with four-end headdress. This mask belongs to the Baule tradition of the so-called portrait masks used during the dances of the mblo celebrations. The female face depicted is idealized to indicate an inner and moral beauty. Above the head, a sort of four-headed headdress possibly resembles animal horns.

Sold at

Euro 2.100,00

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Lot N: 0084

Arte africana

Helmet mask, Chokwe R.D. Congo

27 x 29 cm

Dark patina wooden mask. On the face it has the typical Chokwe scarifications on the cheekbones and the chinge-lyengelye cross in the center of the forehead.

Starting Price

Euro 800,00

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Lot N: 0085

Arte africana

Mask with horns, Luba D.R. Congo

28 x 34 cm

dark patina wood with white highlights. Male face framed by two large carved mouflon horns. NOTE - For a similar model see: Black Africa, page 212, "Baluba helmet mask from 1889".

Starting Price

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0086

Arte africana

Portrait mask, Baule Ivory Coast

22 x 33 cm

Wooden mask in dark patina with elegant features. This mask belongs to the Baule tradition of the so-called portrait masks used during the dances of the Mblo celebrations. An idealized female face is here represented with various symmetrical scarifications and the mouth open in a circle.

Sold at

Euro 1.700,00

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Lot N: 0087

Arte africana

Portrait mblo mask, Baule Ivory Coast

20 x 39 cm

Dark patina wooden mask. This mask belongs to the Baule tradition of the so-called portrait masks used during the dances of the Mblo celebrations. An idealized female face is here depicted according to Baule's canons of beauty. In addition to some classic decorations that show scarifications, the open mouth with visible teeth is noted.

Sold at

Euro 1.600,00

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Lot N: 0088

Arte africana

Agbogho mmwo helmet mask, Igbo Nigeria

26 x 57 cm

White mask characterized by the intricate hairstyle of the hair. The mmwo masks symbolize spirits of deceased maidens and are used in funeral ceremonies.

Starting Price

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0089

Arte africana

A Kpelie mask, Senufo Ivory Coast

13 x 25 cm

Bronze kpelie mask associated with the initiatory society Poro among the Senufo people. These masks were worn by men during ceremonies or to honor deceased ancestors. As in other similar works, with geometric elegance and symmetry, there is an idealized female face, finely represented with signs of scarification, surrounded by animal and symbolic attributes. The two "legs" on the sides of the chin, symbolize the contact of the spirit with the earth.

Sold at

Euro 1.200,00

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Lot N: 0090

Arte africana

Tukah mask, Bamileke Cameroon

40 x 87 cm

Imposing royal Bamendou mask with brown patina. Masks of this type were used during the tronization ceremonies and the funeral of the fo (sovereign). NOTE - For a similar specimen see: Royal tukah mask. Wood. Musée du Louvre, (Musée du Quai Branly - inv. 73.1992.0.13).

Sold at

Euro 2.000,00

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Lot N: 0091

Arte africana

Nwantantay “plank” mask, Bwa or Wimiana Burkina Faso

26 x 85 cm

Mask of the so-called “à planche” type, with engraved geometric decoration, depicting Bayiri, protective spirit of both groups, Bwa or Wimiana. Carved wood with traces of lively polychromy NOTE: for similar examples see University of Iowa, Stanley Museum of Art, USA, cat. 2011.27 a-c or J. Kerchache, J.L. Paudrat, L'art africain, ill.914, coll. Ilia Malichin.

Starting Price

Euro 1.800,00

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Lot N: 0092

Arte africana

An unusual okuy “white mask”, Punu Gabon

19 x 31 cm

whitened with caolin (pemba) and elaborate double crested black coiffure. Unusual in its shape, the mask presents lips, eyelids rims, eyebrows and the the typical Punu nine “scales” scars painted in black and a half- open mouth to dramatically show the deceased tongue and teeth

Sold at

Euro 2.000,00

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Lot N: 0093

Arte africana

A double crested mask, Winiama Burkina Faso

24 x 82 cm

A zoomorphic mask characterized by two flat curving horns rising from the top of the head and decorated with geometrical pattern NOTE: for a similar piece, see Sothebys, NY, 11 May 2012, lot. 89.

Starting Price

Euro 1.500,00

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Lot N: 0094

Arte africana

Bedu mask, Nafana, Kulango or Degha Ivory Coast or Ghana

63 x 136 cm

Bedu wooden mask with black and white geometrical decorations. Usually in pairs (male and female), large masks like this one are used in cerimonial dances or harvest-related parties and their main purpose is to keep away negative events of all sorts. The simple circular disk-like decoration on top identifies it as masculine. NOTE - For a similar specimen see: Male mask (Bedu), wood, Metropolitan Museum (1979.206.237).

Starting Price

Euro 1.500,00

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Lot N: 0095

Arte africana

Karan-wemba mask, Mossi Burkina Faso

22 x 111 cm

Elongated wooden mask made by the Mossi people in the Yatenga style. The circular face appears, as typical of these masks, with only two holes for the eyes and divided in a perfectly symmetrical way by a serrated nose-like structure that goes down from the forehead, to the chin. This specimen still keeps the decorative raffia around the face. Above the head a pair of horns and a tall structure ending in a human figure. NOTE – For a similar specimen see: Sdotheby's, Paris 11th of June 2008, Lot 93.

Sold at

Euro 3.500,00

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Lot N: 0096

Arte africana

Doho snake mask, Bwa Burkina Faso

199 cm

fine and imposing “snake” wooden mask entirely incised with geometric motifs and painted with red, white and black natural pigments Note - compare with Sothebys, NY, 15 Nov 2013, lot 45.

Starting Price

Euro 4.000,00

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Lot N: 0097

Arte africana

Portrait mask, Yaure Ivory Coast

33 cm

A fine dark patina wooden mask with comb headdress. An idealized female face is represented, the hair is decorated with geometric patterns and on the head she wears a comb headdress perhaps to suggest the portrait of a rich woman within the community.

Sold at

Euro 1.800,00

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Lot N: 0098

Arte africana

Senufo helmet mask (wanyugu) Ivory Coast

76 x 36 cm

mask of the so called “firespitter” type, used by members of the men's Poro Society, of imposing proportions and fine bright black patina.

Starting Price

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0099

Arte africana

Nwenka helmet mask, Bobo Burkina Faso

31 x 137 cm

A monumental brown patina wooden mask. Masks of this type are carved by the blacksmiths of the village, the only ones authorized to do it, and embody the spirit of Dwo (one of the three sons of the creator god Wuro).

Sold at

Euro 2.100,00

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Lot N: 0100

Arte africana

Monumental Kifwebe Mask, Songye D. R. of the Congo

30 x 55 x 29 cm

with vivid polichromy and horsehair inserts, the piece belongs to a member of the Congolese secret society Bwadi bra Kifwebe.

Sold at

Euro 4.700,00

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Lot N: 0103

Arte africana

Nimba mask, Baga Guinea

105 cm

Monumental shoulder mask symbol of femininity and fertility, used by Baga dancers during weddings and harvest celebrations. Dark patina mask with decorative metal nailing. NOTE - For a similar specimen see: Maschera nimba, Musée Picasso, Parigi, ex collezione Pablo Picasso. Pubblicato su “Le Primitivisme dans l'art du 20 siecle” (pag. 327).

Sold at

Euro 7.200,00

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Lot N: 0104

Arte africana

Nunuma alligator mask Burkina Faso

26 x 208 cm

A large zoomorphic headdress mask depicting a crocodile, entirely carved with geometric motifs covered in lively polychromy. For comparison see: Sothebys, NY, May 11, 2012, lot 120

Starting Price

Euro 2.000,00

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Lot N: 0105

Arte africana

A monumental kakungu mask, Suku D.R.Congo

40 x 105 cm

The mask, of exceptional size and designed to cover the entire body of the dancer, has a smooth surface covered with a thick layer of kaolin. For comparison see: Sothebys, NY, 16 maggio 2008, lotto 167.

Sold at

Euro 3.800,00

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Lot N: 0106

Arte africana

A large figure of two-faced reliquary, Obamba / Kota Gabon

37 x 84 cm

A monumental janus "guardian" of reliquary. Brass and copper foil on a wooden support. The right has a concave stylized face surmounted by a large rounded front, while the reverse, is covered by a thick, black encrusted patina.

Sold at

Euro 5.800,00

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