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Jasper52

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$550

CONGO RDCLarge Zoomorphic MaskKAYAMBALEGA - KWAMELarge Kwame Kayamba mask. The Bakwame are considered by some as a sub-tribe of the Lega,by others as a neighboring tribe sharing with them cultual and

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Jasper52

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CONGO DRCLEGA BWAMI IDIMU MASKThe heartshaped face covered with kaolin is very characteristic of the Lega art, this beautiful mask have its peculiarity from its eyes placed obliquely, which is not ver

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Jasper52

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$1,400

CONGO DRCVERY RARE AND POWERFULNYANGA* PEOPLE MASKOld mask, whose the simplicity of form is only matched by its beauty and powerA similar mask is shown in "100 peoples of Zaire" (see Bibl.)According t

CHF 8502 bids

GesichtsmaskeAduma, GabunMit Sockel / with baseHolz. H 41 cm. Provenienz:- Peter Schnell, Zürich.- Galerie Walu, Basel.CHF 100 000 / 150 000EUR 91 000 / 136 500

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African Bamana Door Lock, Mali. Early - Mid 20th C. Carved wood, on metal stand. Size: 21.25'' x 15'' x 2.5'' (54 x 38 x 6 cm); height on stand: 22" , 56 cm.

$302 bids

Lot of 4 old African Kuba textiles A) 28" x 210" B) 32-1/2" x 141" C)35-1/2" x 207" D) 30 1/2" x 243. Copy and paste this link for high-res images. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8mokyoqd91qdr8w/AACmCOsC7

$2501 bid

AN AFRICAN RECLAIMED BUBINGA WOOD TRESTLE TABLE, LATE 20TH CENTURY, composed of smoothly finished hewn Bubinga wood, with a two-pegged and paired planks top raised on thick rectangular panels joined b

$501 bid

These little things are interesting and believed. The little doll is of clay and a white wash type paint on his face. Stands approx 7" tall. The wooden figure is a hand carved and painted male p

$3001 bid

A pair of African ebonized side chairsWith leather seats.height 40in (101.5cm); width 15 1/2in (39cm); depth of seat 15 1/4in (38.5cm)

$501 bid

African Namji Doll. 20th century. Hand-carved solid pine fertility figure with original beadwork and adorned with shells and feathers. Height 11”. Wear to beads. The Namji tribe of Cameroon has

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Throughout the years, the impact of African art on contemporary Western artists has been profound. Collecting antique art from Africa is much more than a hobby. What differentiates African art from western styles is the variety of materials, the tribal patterns and the exquisite craftsmanship. African art tends to be figurative, emphasizing the human form through geometric abstraction. This style applies to art, painting, sculpture, architecture and even fashion. Most of the African artworks are made of wood, bronze, watercolors, oil pastels, rocks, marble, fabric and clay. Many well-known artists have been inspired by the African culture and art, including Pablo Picasso, Giacometti and Matisse. For instance, Picasso created many woodworks, bronze sculptures and ceramic pieces, since he was deeply influenced by the beauty of the African masks. In African culture, people are inspired by nature and their gods and to create beautiful masks to honor their ancestors. In many cases,

 
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