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Auction Description for Auction Atrium: African & Oceanic Art
Auction Description:
African & Oceanic Art
Viewing Notes:
Online at www.auctionatrium.com
Sale Notes:
Please note this is an online auction starting on 16th November and finishing on 21st November 2011.
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African & Oceanic Art

(109 Lots)

by Auction Atrium


109 lots | 87 with images

November 21, 2011

101B Kensington Church Street

London, W8 7LN United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 792 9020

Email: info@auctionatrium.com

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Lot 18873: A Yoruba Gelede Mask and a Divination tray,

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Description: A Yoruba Gelede Mask and a Divination tray, Nigeria, circa 1900,the typical face with pointed chin, horizontal mouth and scarification marks all decorated with red, blue and yellow pigments, the Yoruba divination tray with raised carved head set within geometric border decoration with remnants on white, blue and red pigments, the back of the tray with a circular carved motif

Condition Report: Mask: two splits to right side and chunk missing, hole in the top Divination tray: one chip to the lower left of the border

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A Yoruba Figurative Staff, Opa Oko, Nigeria, circa

Lot 18874: A Yoruba Figurative Staff, Opa Oko, Nigeria, circa

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Description: A Yoruba Figurative Staff, Opa Oko, Nigeria, circa 1900,the square base supporting three figures with geometric banding decoration in between, remnants of blue, red and white pigments, the middle figure tightening her belt, the bottom figure representing a devotee of Oshumare with snakes round her shoulder.; fine aged patinaThis staff was carried by women in processions during ceremonies in honour of the deities Oshumare (the cosmic serpent and bringer of good luck) , Shopona (the healer who also punishes people) and Momogre (another name for Ogun, the God of iron).Reference:For a related closely related example, see H. White, A Closer Look, Berg en Dal, 2004, p. 42, n. 33

Condition Report: Some splits in wood on the back of the bases, one little chip on the implement held by the top figure, may be cut at the bottom; otherwise good

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Lot 19372: A Himalayan Mask, Nepal,the oval face with a large

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Description: A Himalayan Mask, Nepal,the oval face with a large smiling mouth showing teeth, triangular nose, almond shaped pierced eyes, ears in low relief, all under a grooved coiffure set under a vertical protrusion; black ageing patina

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A Songye Implement, Democratic Republic of

Lot 19374: A Songye Implement, Democratic Republic of

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Description: A Songye Implement, Democratic Republic of Congo,the angular base pierced around the edges for attachment, the angular elongated neck set under an enlarged head with pointed chin, crescent ears, all set under a coiffure divided in four parts; fine brown patinaProvenance:Joseph Hermann, London

Condition Report: The angular base broken and re-glued

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A pair of male and female Yoruba Ibeji,

Lot 19375: A pair of male and female Yoruba Ibeji,

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Description: A pair of male and female Yoruba Ibeji, Nigeria,standing on a circular base, hands resting on the legs, enlarged heads set under a high crescent coiffure with remnants of blue pigment; light brown patina

Condition Report: Good

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