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SPECIAL AUCTION OF AFRICAN ARTIFACTS

by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries


678 lots with images

March 23, 2013

Live Auction

PO Box 300

51 Atlantic Highway

Thomaston, ME, 04861 USA

Phone: 207-354-8141

Fax: 207-354-9523

Email: auction@kajav.com

678 Lots
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POLYNESIAN CLUB - Maori Figural War Club in carved wood with inset abolone eyes, 19th c., 16

Lot 1: POLYNESIAN CLUB - Maori Figural War Club in carved wood with inset abolone eyes, 19th c., 16" x 5 3/4".

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Description: POLYNESIAN CLUB - Maori Figural War Club in carved wood with inset abolone eyes, 19th c., 16" x 5 3/4", minor edge loss, scuffs. Sale to benefit the Orr's & Bailery Islands Fire Department.

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POLYNESIAN TOTEM - Greeting Tiki Totem in carved and painted wood, probably Fiji or Solomon Islands, 20th c, with hollowed area at base

Lot 2: POLYNESIAN TOTEM - Greeting Tiki Totem in carved and painted wood, probably Fiji or Solomon Islands, 20th c, with hollowed area at base

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Description: POLYNESIAN TOTEM - Greeting Tiki Totem in carved and painted wood, probably Fiji or Solomon Islands, 20th c, with hollowed area at base, 16" tall, 6" diam, shrinkage cracks, age and use patina. Sale to benefit the Orr's & Bailery Islands Fire Department.

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AFRICAN MASK - Songye Painted Wood Mask, dark patina, elongated kaolin clay caked carved head with pursed lips, with the original fibre

Lot 3: AFRICAN MASK - Songye Painted Wood Mask, dark patina, elongated kaolin clay caked carved head with pursed lips, with the original fibre

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Description: AFRICAN MASK - Songye Painted Wood Mask, dark patina, elongated kaolin clay caked carved head with pursed lips, with the original fibre surround, used in the Association of Kifwebe to exercise social control, seek contributions and redistribute wealth, 1920-1940, Zaire, roughly 19" x 9" x 8", wear from use. Sale to benefit the Orr's & Bailery Islands Fire Department.

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AFRICAN MASK - Bwa-Bobo Bush Cow Mask, Upper Volta/Burkina Faso, in carved and painted wood with three birds roosting, 20th c, roughly

Lot 4: AFRICAN MASK - Bwa-Bobo Bush Cow Mask, Upper Volta/Burkina Faso, in carved and painted wood with three birds roosting, 20th c, roughly

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Description: AFRICAN MASK - Bwa-Bobo Bush Cow Mask, Upper Volta/Burkina Faso, in carved and painted wood with three birds roosting, 20th c, roughly 30" x 17" x 9", age and use patina. Sale to benefit the Orr's & Bailery Islands Fire Department. Sale to benefit the Orr's & Bailery Islands Fire Department.

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AFRICAN IVORY FIGURINE- probably Kongo 18th-19th century. Of a seated man. Showing good old patina and handling wear. H. 2 1/2

Lot 5: AFRICAN IVORY FIGURINE- probably Kongo 18th-19th century. Of a seated man. Showing good old patina and handling wear. H. 2 1/2".

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Description: AFRICAN IVORY FIGURINE- probably Kongo 18th-19th century. Of a seated man. Showing good old patina and handling wear. H. 2 1/2". From the Marvin Sadik collection.

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AFRICAN COVERED VESSEL- Probably a Senufo (Ivory Coast) lime mortar. Wood H. 10 5/8

Lot 6: AFRICAN COVERED VESSEL- Probably a Senufo (Ivory Coast) lime mortar. Wood H. 10 5/8" x diam. 4 " Good condition. From the Marvin Sadik

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Description: AFRICAN COVERED VESSEL- Probably a Senufo (Ivory Coast) lime mortar. Wood H. 10 5/8" x diam. 4 " Good condition. From the Marvin Sadik collection.

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18TH CENTURY AFRICAN IVORY CARVING OF A EUROPEAN, Perhaps Congolese, showing a European gent seated on a low stool holding two tankards

Lot 7: 18TH CENTURY AFRICAN IVORY CARVING OF A EUROPEAN, Perhaps Congolese, showing a European gent seated on a low stool holding two tankards

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Description: 18TH CENTURY AFRICAN IVORY CARVING OF A EUROPEAN, Perhaps Congolese, showing a European gent seated on a low stool holding two tankards. Nice patina. Old losses to face and head. H. 4". From the Marvin Sadik collection.

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AFRICAN IVORY OPENWORK CARVING- Perhaps a staff finial depicting a full-skirted central figure flanked by guards beneath an arch topped

Lot 8: AFRICAN IVORY OPENWORK CARVING- Perhaps a staff finial depicting a full-skirted central figure flanked by guards beneath an arch topped

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Description: AFRICAN IVORY OPENWORK CARVING- Perhaps a staff finial depicting a large full-skirted central figure flanked by sword wielding guards standing beneath an arch topped by a pair of hyena -like animal figures. With rich old patina. H. 4 1/2" x W. 5" x 1 1/16" thickness. From the Marvin Sadik collection.

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ARCH TOP WOODEN CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL- probably North African, carved with notched edge sections and a raised area at the top. H. 18

Lot 9: ARCH TOP WOODEN CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL- probably North African, carved with notched edge sections and a raised area at the top. H. 18" x W.

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Description: ARCH TOP WOODEN CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL- probably North African, carved with notched edge sections and a raised area at the top. H. 18" x W. 8 3/4". From the Marvin Sadik collection.

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ARMLET- Bontoc culture, northern Luzon Island, the Philippines. Boar tusks, rattan, wood and human hair. Circa 1850. H. 6

Lot 10: ARMLET- Bontoc culture, northern Luzon Island, the Philippines. Boar tusks, rattan, wood and human hair. Circa 1850. H. 6" x W. 4 1/4".

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Description: ARMLET- Bontoc culture, northern Luzon Island, the Philippines. Boar tusks, rattan, wood and human hair. Circa 1850. Considered one of the fiercest tribal groups, the Bontocs were still actively head hunting at the time of the creation of this armlet. H. 6" x W. 4 1/4". From the Marvin Sadik collection.

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AFRICAN EFFIGY FIGURE of a woman dressed in a printed cotton skirt, beaded necklace and hair ornaments. Wood, H. 7

Lot 11: AFRICAN EFFIGY FIGURE of a woman dressed in a printed cotton skirt, beaded necklace and hair ornaments. Wood, H. 7".

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Description: AFRICAN EFFIGY FIGURE of a woman dressed in a printed cotton skirt, beaded necklace and hair ornaments. Wood, H. 7". Good condition, patina. From the Marvin Sadik collection.

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RARE AFRICAN FUNERARY URN - Cylindrical Terra Cotta Funerary Urn, Bura Culture, Niger, 18th c or earlier, having a human nose and mouth

Lot 12: RARE AFRICAN FUNERARY URN - Cylindrical Terra Cotta Funerary Urn, Bura Culture, Niger, 18th c or earlier, having a human nose and mouth

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Description: RARE AFRICAN FUNERARY URN - Cylindrical Terra Cotta Funerary Urn, Bura Culture, Niger, 18th c or earlier, having a human nose and mouth in shallow relief at the bulbous top, slightly flared foot, 13" tall, 5 3/4" diam, chip and two cracks to foot, light encrustation, scuffs and scratches. Private collection Spruce Head, ME.

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AFRICAN DANCE MASK - Ritual Holo Mask, Congo, circa 1930-1950. Used for the initiation of young boys into adulthood, This example is 8

Lot 13: AFRICAN DANCE MASK - Ritual Holo Mask, Congo, circa 1930-1950. Used for the initiation of young boys into adulthood, This example is 8"

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Description: AFRICAN DANCE MASK - Ritual Holo Mask, Congo, circa 1930-1950. Used for the initiation of young boys into adulthood in festivities in which the initiates perform with newly carved masks with painted wooden visage surrounded by a raffia mane that concealed a handle used while dancing. This circumcision ritual is mandatory for all young men, held in remote locations by secret societies. The mask is only used that one time and is considered a male sacred object, for obvious reasons. This example is 8" x 6" x 5", excluding the all around 6" fringe. Very good condition with the expected wear. Private collection Spruce Head, ME.

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MALI BRONZE BEAD NECKLACE - Mali Bronze Bead Necklace, consisting of 33 beads ranging from 1 1/4

Lot 14: MALI BRONZE BEAD NECKLACE - Mali Bronze Bead Necklace, consisting of 33 beads ranging from 1 1/4" to 3/8", on cotton cord, alternating

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Description: MALI BRONZE BEAD NECKLACE - Mali Bronze Bead Necklace, consisting of 33 beads ranging in size from 1 1/4" to 3/8", strung on cotton cord, alternating with green glass beads, ending in two tapered brass tubes, approx 20" long overall, encrusted. Private collection Spruce Head, ME.

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PAIR BENIN BRONZE ANKLE BRACELETS - Pair of Benin Bronze Ankle Bracelets decorated with crocodile, lizard and snakes, with geometric bo

Lot 15: PAIR BENIN BRONZE ANKLE BRACELETS - Pair of Benin Bronze Ankle Bracelets decorated with crocodile, lizard and snakes, with geometric bo

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Description: PAIR BENIN BRONZE ANKLE BRACELETS - Pair of Benin Bronze Ankle Bracelets decorated with crocodile, lizard and snakes, with geometric borders, 6" tall, 4" x 5" at large end, encrusted. Private collection Spruce Head, ME.

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AFRICAN BRONZE MASK - Miniature Bronze Mask Portrait of Woman, Ife Peoples, hollow back, open latticework top, 6

Lot 16: AFRICAN BRONZE MASK - Miniature Bronze Mask Portrait of Woman, Ife Peoples, hollow back, open latticework top, 6" x 4 1/4" x 2 1/4" dee

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Description: AFRICAN BRONZE MASK - Miniature Bronze Mask Portrait of Woman, Ife Peoples, hollow back, open latticework top, 6" x 4 1/4" x 2 1/4" deep, encrusted, losses to top, holed under lips. From the Rosenzweig collection. Private collection Spruce Head, ME.

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BENIN BRONZE FETISH - Benin Bronze Fertility Fetish of Standing Couple, kissing in an embrace, naked except for a necklace worn by the

Lot 17: BENIN BRONZE FETISH - Benin Bronze Fertility Fetish of Standing Couple, kissing in an embrace, naked except for a necklace worn by the

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Description: BENIN BRONZE FETISH - Benin Bronze Fertility Fetish of Standing Couple, kissing in an embrace, naked except for a necklace worn by the woman, 5 1/2" tall, encrusted, part of man's right arm behind the woman is missing. Private collection Spruce Head, ME.

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BENIN BRONZE LADLE - Benin Bronze Ceremonial Ladle, with handle featuring portraits of a man and woman, luck symbols of the mud fish, 1

Lot 18: BENIN BRONZE LADLE - Benin Bronze Ceremonial Ladle, with handle featuring portraits of a man and woman, luck symbols of the mud fish, 1

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Description: BENIN BRONZE LADLE - Benin Bronze Ceremonial Ladle, with handle featuring portraits of a man and woman, luck symbols of the mud fish, the two figures standing back to back on the half spherical bowl which has applied wave decoration to the edge and spiral to the bottom, 14" long, 3 1/4" wide bowl, encrusted. Private collection Spruce Head, ME.

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PAIR AFRICAN DOLLS - Namchi Fertility Dolls from Cameroon, made of carved wood w/ applied beads, cloth & fetish pouches, doll is roughl

Lot 19: PAIR AFRICAN DOLLS - Namchi Fertility Dolls from Cameroon, made of carved wood w/ applied beads, cloth & fetish pouches, doll is roughl

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Description: PAIR AFRICAN DOLLS - Namchi Fertility Dolls from Cameroon, made of carved wood with applied beads, cloth and fetish pouches, doll is roughly 15" tall, on 8 3/4" x 5" x 1 3/4" custom bases, good condition. The Namji/Namchi people live in north west Cameroon. Cameroon and are famous for these fertility dolls. The dolls are held by girls to play, to ensure their fertility and to prepare them for their role as a mother in later life. From a private Wiscasset, Maine residence. Private collection Wiscasset ME.

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AFRICAN IVORY FIGURINE - Yoruba Ivory Maternal Figure, 18th c or earlier, in the form of a kneeling woman holding a basket, with a baby

Lot 20: AFRICAN IVORY FIGURINE - Yoruba Ivory Maternal Figure, 18th c or earlier, in the form of a kneeling woman holding a basket, with a baby

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Description: AFRICAN IVORY FIGURINE - Yoruba Ivory Maternal Figure, 18th c or earlier, in the form of a kneeling woman holding a basket, with a baby on her back. She has a wrap skirt, necklace and ornately coiffured hair with ornamentation. Lovely age patination. Includes scientific analysis prepared by Jennifer L. Mass, Phd. of Berwyn, PA. 9" tall, 4 3/4" x 4". Minor shrinkage cracks. From a private Wiscasset, Maine residence.

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AFRICAN BRONZE PLAQUE - Benin Bronze Ancestral Plaque, 16th- 17th c, depicting three young men, naked other than jewelry and hair ornam

Lot 21: AFRICAN BRONZE PLAQUE - Benin Bronze Ancestral Plaque, 16th- 17th c, depicting three young men, naked other than jewelry and hair ornam

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Description: AFRICAN BRONZE PLAQUE - Benin Bronze Ancestral Plaque, 16th- 17th c, depicting three young men, naked other than jewelry and hair ornamentation, finely incised tattoos. Includes scientific analysis and Nigerian export forms. Roughly 17 1/2" x 14" x 2 1/2". Nice warm age patina, minor corrosion loss. From a private Wiscasset, Maine residence.

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AFRICAN BRONZE PLAQUE - Benin Bronze Guardian Plaque, 17th - 18th c, depicting three Royal soldiers, each with dagger, spear and bird f

Lot 22: AFRICAN BRONZE PLAQUE - Benin Bronze Guardian Plaque, 17th - 18th c, depicting three Royal soldiers, each with dagger, spear and bird f

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Description: AFRICAN BRONZE PLAQUE - Benin Bronze Guardian Plaque, 17th - 18th c, depicting three Royal soldiers, each with dagger, spear and bird form sceptre. Having finely detailed dress and ornamentation. Includes scientific analysis and Nigerian export forms. Roughly 19" x 27" x 4". Warm brown patina, losses to top and bottom, small rubs to knuckles. From a private Wiscasset, Maine residence.

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(3) NORTH AFRICAN DOOR SCREENS - Moroccan Harem Latticework Doorway Screens, vintage 19th c or earlier, in dark stained softwood, two a

Lot 23: (3) NORTH AFRICAN DOOR SCREENS - Moroccan Harem Latticework Doorway Screens, vintage 19th c or earlier, in dark stained softwood, two a

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Description: (3) NORTH AFRICAN DOOR SCREENS - Moroccan Harem Latticework Doorway Screens, vintage 19th c or earlier, in dark stained softwood, similar but not identical, each with small hinged 'password' portal at head height, inset rigid panel below, two are 29 1/2" x 67", one is 25" x 67", some losses, old hinge cuts.From a private Camden, ME residence.

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PAIR AFRICAN SCULPTURES - Pair of Adan Figures in carved and painted wood, abstracted male with elongated neck and female with pot on t

Lot 24: PAIR AFRICAN SCULPTURES - Pair of Adan Figures in carved and painted wood, abstracted male with elongated neck and female with pot on t

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Description: PAIR AFRICAN SCULPTURES - Pair of Adan Figures in carved and painted wood, abstracted male with elongated neck and female with pot on the head, 27" and 25 1/2" tall, excluding bases, good condition. From a Philadelphia residence.

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LARGE AFRICAN FIGURE - Makonde People, Tanzania, Male Colonial Figure, Standing, in European military uniform shirt, shorts, boots and

Lot 25: LARGE AFRICAN FIGURE - Makonde People, Tanzania, Male Colonial Figure, Standing, in European military uniform shirt, shorts, boots and

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Description: LARGE AFRICAN FIGURE - Makonde People, Tanzania, Male Colonial Figure, Standing, in European military uniform shirt, shorts, boots and pith helmet, scarification to his face. 20th c. On museum stand. In black painted wood. 37" tall. Old repair to back of helmet brim, scuffs and minor paint loss. Private collection Wiscasset ME.

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AFRICAN MASK - Dan Mask, Ivory Coast, with sanded paint, glass beads, seashells, single metal bell remaining attached to canvas collar

Lot 26: AFRICAN MASK - Dan Mask, Ivory Coast, with sanded paint, glass beads, seashells, single metal bell remaining attached to canvas collar

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Description: AFRICAN MASK - Dan Mask, Ivory Coast, with sanded paint, glass beads, seashells, single metal bell remaining attached to canvas collar on one side, 20th c, 14 1/2" x 9" x 4", wear from age and use. From a private New York residence.

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AFRICAN BRASS CANNISTER - Ashanti People, Ghana, repoussed brass container with friction fit lid, decorated with lizards and snakes, ge

Lot 27: AFRICAN BRASS CANNISTER - Ashanti People, Ghana, repoussed brass container with friction fit lid, decorated with lizards and snakes, ge

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Description: AFRICAN BRASS CANNISTER - Ashanti People, Ghana, repoussed brass container with friction fit lid, decorated with lizards and snakes, geometric tiers, pierced edge with a few rings left intact. 15" tall, 17 1/4" diam. Polished and lacquered. From a Kennebunk, ME residence

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AFRICAN MASK - Yaka initiation mask in carved wood, with at and horns in painted fabric over reed armatures, raffia collar concealing l

Lot 28: AFRICAN MASK - Yaka initiation mask in carved wood, with at and horns in painted fabric over reed armatures, raffia collar concealing l

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Description: AFRICAN MASK - Yaka initiation mask in carved wood, with at and horns in painted fabric over reed armatures, raffia collar concealing long integral handle, upturned hooked nose, typical almond slit eyes, roughly 24" tall, excluding raffia, 15" wide at horns, good condition, expected wear. From a Thomaston, ME residence.

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PAIR AFRICAN STOOLS - Pair of Carved Wood High Back Stools in Male and Female Anthropomorphic Form, Zoromo Peoples, Tanzania, roughly 1

Lot 29: PAIR AFRICAN STOOLS - Pair of Carved Wood High Back Stools in Male and Female Anthropomorphic Form, Zoromo Peoples, Tanzania, roughly 1

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Description: PAIR AFRICAN STOOLS - Pair of Carved Wood High Back Stools in Male and Female Anthropomorphic Form, Zoromo Peoples, Tanzania, especially carved for chiefs and are referred to as thrones, used during judicial and initiation ceremonies, they share their form with those carved by the neighboring Nyamwezi, Hehe and other East African peoples, carved from a single section of tree trunk, these are both roughly 16" diam, 15" seat, 45" back, very good condition. From a Rockport, ME residence.

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(10) AFRICAN BRONZE EFFIGIES - Ten Cast Bronze Equestrian Figures, excavated in Chad, cast by the Kotoko peoples, descendants of the Sa

Lot 30: (10) AFRICAN BRONZE EFFIGIES - Ten Cast Bronze Equestrian Figures, excavated in Chad, cast by the Kotoko peoples, descendants of the Sa

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Description: (10) AFRICAN BRONZE EFFIGIES - Ten Cast Bronze Equestrian Figures, excavated in Chad, cast by the Kotoko peoples, descendants of the Sao (who disappeared in the 16th c), ranging from 2" to 2 1/2" in length, encrusted, Little is known of the Kotoko civilization, but the Sao were one of the oldest iron-working cultures in West Africa. From a Rockport, ME residence.

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(3) AFRICAN IRON STAFFS - Three Yoruba Iron Staffs, surmounted by birds and dedicated to Osanyin, deity of herbal medicine, promoting h

Lot 31: (3) AFRICAN IRON STAFFS - Three Yoruba Iron Staffs, surmounted by birds and dedicated to Osanyin, deity of herbal medicine, promoting h

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Description: (3) AFRICAN IRON STAFFS - Three Yoruba Iron Staffs, surmounted by birds and dedicated to Osanyin, deity of herbal medicine, promoting healing and witchcraft. The birds honor the powers of elderly women, who could transform themselves into birds, to gain the support in healing. The staffs were placed in the ground next to the ailing person. Ranging in height from 52" to 41", on custom stands, lightly corroded. From a Rockport, ME residence.

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AFRICAN DRUM - Ceremonial Drum,  having three portrait faces set above tripod swept legs, pegged and tied skin head, 21

Lot 32: AFRICAN DRUM - Ceremonial Drum, having three portrait faces set above tripod swept legs, pegged and tied skin head, 21" tall, 11" diam

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Description: AFRICAN DRUM - Ceremonial Drum, having three portrait faces set above tripod swept legs, pegged and tied skin head, 21" tall, 11" diam, shrinkage cracks, loss and staining to feet. From a Rockport, ME residence.

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ETHIOPIAN CROSS - Ethiopian Silver Plated Nickel Processional Cross, a standard top, in typical form with Maltese cross surrounded by p

Lot 33: ETHIOPIAN CROSS - Ethiopian Silver Plated Nickel Processional Cross, a standard top, in typical form with Maltese cross surrounded by p

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Description: ETHIOPIAN CROSS - Ethiopian Silver Plated Nickel Processional Cross, a standard top, in typical form with Maltese cross surrounded by pierced quatrefoil, knot and patela design, tapered beaded shank, 12 1/2" x 7", on custom stand. From a Rockport, ME residence.

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AFRICAN THRONE - Gurage People, Ethiopia, carved monoxylous chief's chair (from single section of log), 20th c, with reticulated geome

Lot 34: AFRICAN THRONE - Gurage People, Ethiopia, carved monoxylous chief's chair (from single section of log), 20th c, with reticulated geome

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Description: AFRICAN THRONE - Gurage People, Ethiopia, carved monoxylous chief's chair (from single section of log), 20th c, with reticulated geometric back, deeply dished seat, three swept legs with uprights. Very heavy. 16" tall seat, 36 1/2" back, 15 1/2" x 19". Nice age and use patina. From a Belfast, ME residence.

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AFRICAN MASK - Fang People, Gabon, Ngil ancestral spirit mask, used in judicial proceedings, carved wood with kaolin, wire nose ring, 2

Lot 35: AFRICAN MASK - Fang People, Gabon, Ngil ancestral spirit mask, used in judicial proceedings, carved wood with kaolin, wire nose ring, 2

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Description: AFRICAN MASK - Fang People, Gabon, Ngil ancestral spirit mask, used in judicial proceedings, carved wood with kaolin, wire nose ring, 20th c. 19 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 5". Loss to edges, signs of use. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN MASK - Dan Mask, Ivory Coast used in moralality rituals, in carved wood with original fibre hair and cloth hood, 20th c. Roughl

Lot 36: AFRICAN MASK - Dan Mask, Ivory Coast used in moralality rituals, in carved wood with original fibre hair and cloth hood, 20th c. Roughl

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Description: AFRICAN MASK - Dan Mask, Ivory Coast used in moralality rituals, in carved wood with original fibre hair and cloth hood, 20th c. Roughly 11" x 9" x 5" overall. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN MASK - Punu People, Gabon, Maiden Spirit Mask, Mukudji, in carved wood with paint and kaolin, for burial rituals, 20th c. 11

Lot 37: AFRICAN MASK - Punu People, Gabon, Maiden Spirit Mask, Mukudji, in carved wood with paint and kaolin, for burial rituals, 20th c. 11" x

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Description: AFRICAN MASK - Punu People, Gabon, Maiden Spirit Mask, Mukudji, in carved wood with paint and kaolin, for burial rituals, 20th c. 11" x 9" x 6 1/2". Wear from age and use. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN HEAD - Delta Igbo People, Bendel, Nigeria, full head of Omu Guardian, in carved wood, with encrustation, square aperture in bac

Lot 38: AFRICAN HEAD - Delta Igbo People, Bendel, Nigeria, full head of Omu Guardian, in carved wood, with encrustation, square aperture in bac

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Description: AFRICAN HEAD - Delta Igbo People, Bendel, Nigeria, full head of Omu Guardian, in carved wood, with encrustation, square aperture in back, collar neck. 12 1/2" tall, 10" x 7". Good condition, signs of age and use. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN MASK - Igbo People, South East Nigeria, Maiden Spirit Mask, for agricultural festivals, in carved wood with kaolin and paint. 2

Lot 39: AFRICAN MASK - Igbo People, South East Nigeria, Maiden Spirit Mask, for agricultural festivals, in carved wood with kaolin and paint. 2

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Description: AFRICAN MASK - Igbo People, South East Nigeria, Maiden Spirit Mask, for agricultural festivals, in carved wood with kaolin and paint. 20th c. 11" X 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". Wear from use, edge loss. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN HELMET MASK - Igbo People, South East Nigeria, Maiden Spirit Helmet Mask, with ornate pierced coiffure, for agricultural festiv

Lot 40: AFRICAN HELMET MASK - Igbo People, South East Nigeria, Maiden Spirit Helmet Mask, with ornate pierced coiffure, for agricultural festiv

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Description: AFRICAN HELMET MASK - Igbo People, South East Nigeria, Maiden Spirit Helmet Mask, with ornate pierced coiffure, for agricultural festivals, in carved wood with kaolin and paint. 20th c. 16" x 8" x 17". Signs of age and use. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN FIGURE - Nyamwezi People, Central Tanzania, Dance Totem Figure in carved wood with leather blouse & trousers, glass bead neckla

Lot 41: AFRICAN FIGURE - Nyamwezi People, Central Tanzania, Dance Totem Figure in carved wood with leather blouse & trousers, glass bead neckla

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Description: AFRICAN FIGURE - Nyamwezi People, Central Tanzania, Dance Totem Figure in carved wood with leather blouse & trousers, glass bead necklace and anklets. 19th c, signs of use. 23" tall. Wear from age and use. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN BOW STAND - Luba bow stand, pregnant maternal figure topped by trident form, on custom stand. 20th c. 33 1/2

Lot 42: AFRICAN BOW STAND - Luba bow stand, pregnant maternal figure topped by trident form, on custom stand. 20th c. 33 1/2" tall.

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Description: AFRICAN BOW STAND - Luba bow stand, pregnant maternal figure topped by trident form, on custom stand. 20th c. 33 1/2" tall. Wear from age and use. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN BODY MASK - Makonde People, Tanzania, Female Body Mask with head, with lizard form scarification, used in fertility rituals, wi

Lot 43: AFRICAN BODY MASK - Makonde People, Tanzania, Female Body Mask with head, with lizard form scarification, used in fertility rituals, wi

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Description: AFRICAN BODY MASK - Makonde People, Tanzania, Female Body Mask with head, with lizard form scarification, used in fertility rituals, with encrustation, holed edges for fibre cowling. 20th c. 29" x 9" x 10 1/2". Wear from age and use. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN GAME BOARD - Dan People, Liberia, Mankala Game Board (Mancala, Wari), with head form handle, geometric incised decoration, 21 p

Lot 44: AFRICAN GAME BOARD - Dan People, Liberia, Mankala Game Board (Mancala, Wari), with head form handle, geometric incised decoration, 21 p

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Description: AFRICAN GAME BOARD - Dan People, Liberia, Mankala Game Board (Mancala, Wari), with head form handle, geometric incised decoration, 21 pockets. 20th c. 6" x 36" x 8". Wear from age and use. From a private Maine residence

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(2) AFRICAN KNIVES - Kuba or Kota Iron Currency Blade Knife, Congo, with copper clad handle & Yoruba Painted Iron Knife, NIgeria, leath

Lot 45: (2) AFRICAN KNIVES - Kuba or Kota Iron Currency Blade Knife, Congo, with copper clad handle & Yoruba Painted Iron Knife, NIgeria, leath

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Description: (2) AFRICAN KNIVES - Kuba or Kota Iron Currency Blade Knife, Congo, with copper clad handle & Yoruba Painted Iron Knife, NIgeria, leather covered wooden sheath, copper and iron clad handle, 20th c. 17" & 23 1/2". Some corrosion, signs of use. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN BRONZE - Benin Bronze Smoking Pipe Handle in anthropomorphic form of man with pots balanced on head, 19th c or earlier, bowl an

Lot 46: AFRICAN BRONZE - Benin Bronze Smoking Pipe Handle in anthropomorphic form of man with pots balanced on head, 19th c or earlier, bowl an

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Description: AFRICAN BRONZE - Benin Bronze Smoking Pipe Handle in anthropomorphic form of man with pots balanced on head, 19th c or earlier, bowl and stem receivers at top. 11" tall. Fine age and use patina. From a private Maine residence

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AFRICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE - Traditional Queen's Portrait of Iyoba Ede of Uselu in Benin (Nigeria), 17

Lot 47: AFRICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE - Traditional Queen's Portrait of Iyoba Ede of Uselu in Benin (Nigeria), 17" tall, roughly 7 1/2" DIA at base

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Description: AFRICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE - Traditional Queen's Portrait of Iyoba Ede of Uselu in Benin (Nigeria), Mother of King Eresonyen of Benin (1735-1750), who restored the monarchy, 17" tall, roughly 7 1/2" DIA at base, vent hole top back, fine condition. From a Kennebunkport, ME residence.

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AFRICAN MASK - Pende Tribe, Imitation Rites of Secret Society (now Dem Rep of Congo), carved wood w/ cloth headdress & raffia hair, hoo

Lot 48: AFRICAN MASK - Pende Tribe, Imitation Rites of Secret Society (now Dem Rep of Congo), carved wood w/ cloth headdress & raffia hair, hoo

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Description: AFRICAN MASK - Pende Tribe, Imitation Rites of Secret Society (now Dem Rep of Congo), carved wood with cloth headdress and raffia hair, hooded eyes, bared teeth, large domed forehead, 9 1/2" tall, good condition with expected wear. From a Kennebunkport, ME residence.

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AFRICAN HEADDRESS - Bamana Antelope Headdress or Tji-Wara of overall tall arching form, with stylized body supporting offspring on back

Lot 49: AFRICAN HEADDRESS - Bamana Antelope Headdress or Tji-Wara of overall tall arching form, with stylized body supporting offspring on back

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Description: AFRICAN HEADDRESS - Bamana Antelope Headdress or Tji-Wara of overall tall arching form, with stylized body supporting offspring on back, long horns with hair tufts, fibre tufted eyes, rectangular base attached to basketweave helmet, covered with leather and having shell decoration, 47" tall, 8" diam helmet, very good condition. From a Kennebunkport, ME residence.

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AFRICAN HEADDRESS - Bamana Antelope Headdress or Tji-Wara of overall tall arching form, with stylized body in ladder form, long horns w

Lot 50: AFRICAN HEADDRESS - Bamana Antelope Headdress or Tji-Wara of overall tall arching form, with stylized body in ladder form, long horns w

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Description: AFRICAN HEADDRESS - Bamana Antelope Headdress or Tji-Wara of overall tall arching form, with stylized body in ladder form, long horns with hair tufts, fibre tufted eyes, rectangular base attached to basketweave helmet, covered with cotton and having shell decoration, 56" tall, 7 1/2" diam helmet, very good condition. From a Kennebunkport, ME residence.

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