Lot 1

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.

Dimensione: 17×9×17 cm

Lot 2

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.

dimension: 52 × 13 × 7 cm

Lot 3

Region / country:

Africa

Material:

Wood

Period:

2nd half 20th century

Sold without stand

Dimensions

30 × 5 × 20 cm

Weight

500 g

Lot 4

Ethnic group / culture:

In the style of makonde

Region / country:

West africa

Material:

Wood

State:

Vintage – used with signs of wear

Dimensions

42 × 32 × 24 cm

Lot 5

Ethnic group / culture:

Ibo or Igbo Nigeria

Region / country:

West Afrika

Material:

Wood

State:

Vintage – used with signs of wear

without stand

Dimensions

34 × 28 × 13 cm

Lot 6

Region / country:

Nigeria

Material:

Wood, kaolin, pigments.

Period:

2nd half 20th century

State:

In good condition, used with some signs of wear

without stand

Dimensions

39 × 20 × 14 cm

Very Beautiful Mask in hardwood, with kaolin, as well as brown and black pigments.

White mask with kaolin.

Large dimensions. A beautiful height of 39 cm and a weight of 650 grams.

Mask with a helmet.

Globulous eyes.

Protruding nose, mouth and lips…

Lot 7

Ethnic group / culture:

Fang

Region / country:

Gabon

Material:

Wood and kaolin

Period:

2nd half 20th century

State:

In very good condition, somewhat used with some signs of wear

without stand

Dimensions

40 × 19 × 19 cm

Weight

1050 g

Lot 8

Dance mask

Ethnic group / culture:

Dan

Region / country:

West africa

Material:

Wood

State:

In good condition, used with some signs of wear

without stand

Dimensions

23 × 18 × 23 cm

Lot 9

Region / country:

Central Africa

Material:

Wood

Period:

2nd half 20th century

State:

In reasonable condition, used with visible signs of wear

with out stand

Dimensions

29.5 × 19 × 13 cm

Weight

437 g

Lot 10

Large zoomorphic ceremony mask

Ethnic group / culture:

Bamoun / Bamileke

Region / country:

Cameroon / Grasslands

Material:

Wood

Period:

twen tieth

State:

In good condition, used with some signs of wear

with out stand

Dimensions

30 × 52 × 60 cm

Traditional mask from Gabon. It is carved in soft wood and the white is made of kaolin. The face is shaped like an elongated heart and the forehead is convex. It has three scarifications on the forehead and a shell on the top of the head. This mask comes from an ancient Fang tradition.