AFRICAN ART

Unique Treasures From The Dark Continent



9986. RARE BURA EARLY AFRICAN TERRA COTTA HEAD. Niger, 3rd-10th century AD. 6.3". Rare early African art.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer February, 1999.

$1250.



7053. EARLY BURA VESSEL. Lower Niger river valley, c. 3rd-10th century. Covered with incised decorations, raised spider? design. With ritual kill hole in side. 8 x 9.5". A beautiful and rare early African vessel.

Provenance: Acquired by the current owner from a Manhattan ethnographic art dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least November 10, 1999 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$1250.



7055. EARLY BURA STONE IDOL. Lower Niger river valley, c, 3rd-10th century. The idol with slab head with carved features on a phalliform body. 11.5". An early example.

Provenance: Acquired by the current owner from an East Coast antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least October 11, 1999 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$1450.



7056. EARLY BURA STONE WARRIOR. Lower Niger river valley, c, 3rd-10th century. The large warrior holding a spear and hatched design wicker shield. 16.3". Rare early African art.

Provenance: Acquired by the current owner from an East Coast antiquities dealer in the 1990's.

$2500.



7057. EARLY BURA STONE IDOL. Lower Niger river valley, c, 3rd-10th century. The idol with slab head with carved features on a phallic form body. Additional deeply incised designs. 13.5". Rare early African art.

Provenance: Acquired by the current owner from an East Coast antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least October 11, 1999 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$2500.



9949. LARGE YORUBA BRONZE EFFIGY. Ivory Coast, c. early 20th century. The female with pendulous out-turned breasts and outstretched hands wearing loincloth and ornaments. 21 inches, 15 lbs. Exceptionally large and heavy example. On custom base.

Provenance: The collection of a New York City artist and entertainer. Assembled over many years from various dealers through the 1990's. Previously from a major Manhattan ethnographic art dealer. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 27, 2002 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$2500.



9286. LARGE CONGO FERTILITY FIGURE, c. early-mid 20th century. The large female figure with loincloth and prominent breasts. 29 inches.

Provenance: The Robert Lang collection. This collection had many fine pieces some of which sold for over $200,000 at auction at James D. Julia, Inc. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least August 25, 2001 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$1650.



9287. LARGE CHOKWE FERTILITY FIGURE. Angola, c. early-mid 20th century. The large male figure with prominent penis. 27 inches. Nice example.

Provenance: The Robert Lang collection. This collection had many fine pieces some of which sold for over $200,000 at auction at James D. Julia, Inc.. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least August 25, 2001 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$1250.



9288. LARGE CHOKWE FERTILITY FIGURE. Angola, c. early-mid 20th century. The large female figure with prominent breasts with metal earring and inlaid metal eyes, the lips and ears with red pigment, two blue beads on string around the ankle. 26 inches. Nice example.

Provenance: The Robert Lang collection. This collection had many fine pieces some of which sold for over $200,000 at auction at James D. Julia, Inc. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least August 25, 2001 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$1450.