Lot 1

object name

Lega lukwakongo mask

Region / country

Democratic Republic of Congo

Material

Wood

Period

2nd half 20th century

Condition

In good condition, used with some signs of wear

Dimensions

17 × 9 × 17 cm African tribal art lukwakongo maskette from the Lega ethnic group, located in eastern Congo. Vintage wooden mask with a worn patina.

Carved out of a single block of wood which shows good signs of age, use, and exposure. As like other tribal art pieces, they do have natural abrasions and scuffs and sometimes small scrapes.The mask usually was showed during the ceremonies of the Bwami society. Advancing through the ranks within this Bwami society involved a series of initiations accompanied by gifts and payments. Lukwakongo masks are never worn on the face but are instead tied to the arm or displayed on a fence at the secret Bwami meetings.

Approx. 60 years old.

Dimensions: 17 cm in height.

Material: Wood

Lot 2

object name

poupee de fertilitee + cornes d antilope masque art africain

Ethnic group / culture

Achantis

Region / country

Ghana

Material

Horn, Leather, Wood

Period

2nd half 20th century

Condition

Vintage – used with signs of wear

Dimensions

34 × 16 × 4 cm

Weight

200 kg Sculpture in wood of a Fertility Doll from Ghana, Africa; 34 x 4 x 16 cm.

Sculpture with Antelope Horns and leather covering the mask, African art, 32 x 9 x 10 cm

Lot 3

Object

storage door

Ethnic group / culture

Dogon

Region / country

Mali

Material

Wood

Period

2 nd half 20th century

Condition

Good

Dimensions

32 × 20 × 1 cm Small granary door of the Dogon.

These doors were used for securing the above-ground granaries.

The door has a sideways sliding bolt and is decorated with

numerous carvings.

Lot 4

Object

NGIL mask

Ethnic group / culture

Fang

Region / country

Gabon

Material

Wood

Period

vintage

Condition

Good

Dimensions

52 × 13 × 7 cm Traditional Gabonese mask.

It is cut in soft wood and the white is made using kaolin.

The face has an long heart shape and the forehead is convex. It has three scarification on the forehead and a shell on top of the head.

This mask comes from an ancient Fang tradition.

Lot 5

Object

Mask

Ethnic group / culture

eket

Region / country

Nigeria

Material

Wood, kaolin

Period

2nd half 20th century

Condition

In good condition, used with some signs of wear

Dimensions

36 × 25 × 15 cm

Weight

950 g

Beautiful old ritual mask made of hard wood and kaolin.

Eket ethnicity, Ibibio subgroup.

White mask.

Large dimensions. Beautiful height of 36 cm and a weight of 950 grams.

Small and upturned nose, protruding mouth.

Eyes.

Scarifications on each side of the nose.

Stripes of various colours on the sides: dark wood, kaolin and light wood.

In good condition considering its age. Without damage nor break.

It remained in its original unrestored, with a worn surface.

The kaolin disappeared by places.

It has not been cleansed or washed, as some collectors prefer to leave objects in their original condition.

Lot 6

Object

Large Zoomorphic Ceremony Mask

Ethnic group / culture

Bamoun / Bamileke

Region / country

Cameroon / Grasslands

Material

Wood

Period

twenti eth

Condition

In good condition, used with some signs of wear

Dimensions

30 × 52 × 60 cm Beautiful & large ceremonial mask

Zoomorphic model

Bamoun / Bamiléké ethnicity.

Cameroon Grassland region

carved from a single piece of wood

Lot 7

Object

Large Zoomorphic Ceremony Mask

Ethnic group / culture

Bamoun / Bamileke

Region / country

Cameroon / Grasslands

Material

Wood

Period

twenti eth

Condition

In good condition, used with some signs of wear

Dimensions

30 × 52 × 60 cm Beautiful & large ceremonial mask

Zoomorphic model

Bamoun / Bamiléké ethnicity.

Cameroon Grassland region

carved from a single piece of wood

Lot 8

Object

Mask

Ethnic group / culture

Dan / Kran

Region / country

Liberia

Material

Hardwood

Peri od

2nd half 20th century

Condition

In excellent condition, hardly used with minimal signs of wear

Dimensions

36 × 14 × 15 cm Ancient Dan Kan Mask in Wood

Lot 9

Object

Mask

Ethnic group / culture

Baoulé

Region / country

Ivory Coast

Material

Wood

Period

2nd half 20th century

Condition

In excellent condition, hardly used with minimal signs of wear

Dimensions

34 × 13 × 18 cm

Lot 10

Object

Sculpture

Ethnic group / culture

Nok

Region / country

Nigeria

Material

Terracotta

Pe riod

2nd half 20th century

Condition

In excellent condition, hardly used with minimal signs of wear

Dimensions

29.5 × 11.5 × 11.5 cm