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Auction Description for Theodore Bruce: Tribal Aboriginal and Oceanic Arts
Viewing Notes:
On view Thursday 20th 6pm - 8pm Friday 21st 10am - 6pm Saturday 22nd 11am - 4pm Sunday 23rd 10am - 4pm Monday 24th by appointment only

Tribal Aboriginal and Oceanic Arts

by Theodore Bruce

Platinum House

226 lots with images

June 24, 2013

Live Auction

6 Ralph Street

Alexandria

Sydney, 2015 Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 8212 4100

Email: info.nsw@theodorebruceauctions.com.au

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Peggy Napaljarri Rockman Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Lot 1: Peggy Napaljarri Rockman Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

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Description: Peggy Napaljarri Rockman Synthetic polymer paint on canvas 120 x 119cm

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Jimmy Robertson Tjampitjinpa (c.1944-2002) Seed Storage Acrylic on canvas

Lot 2: Jimmy Robertson Tjampitjinpa (c.1944-2002) Seed Storage Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Jimmy Robertson Tjampitjinpa (c.1944-2002) Seed Storage Acrylic on canvas 172 x 130 cm Exhibitions: Flying Dog Studio, Newcastle.

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Abie & Tony Jangala & Samson Water Dreaming Synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 2A: Abie & Tony Jangala & Samson Water Dreaming Synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Abie & Tony Jangala & Samson Water Dreaming Synthetic polymer paint on linen 80 x 50cm

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Lorna Brown Napanangka (b.1961) Untitled Acrylic on canvas

Lot 3: Lorna Brown Napanangka (b.1961) Untitled Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Lorna Brown Napanangka (b.1961) Untitled Acrylic on canvas Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd Stock number LB200001172

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Barbara Weir (b.1945) Grass Seed (2) Each Acrylic on canvas

Lot 4: Barbara Weir (b.1945) Grass Seed (2) Each Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Barbara Weir (b.1945) Grass Seed (2) Each Acrylic on canvas Each Signed verso Catalogue no. BWEJ5649/ IW5649 & BWEJ5646/IWS5646 Each 46 x 46 cm

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Nellie Njamme Untitled Acrylic on Canvas

Lot 5: Nellie Njamme Untitled Acrylic on Canvas

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Description: Nellie Njamme Untitled Acrylic on Canvas Warlayirti Artists Balgo WA stock number 211/94 75 x 50cm

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Colin Wasi Untitled Acrylic on canvas

Lot 6: Colin Wasi Untitled Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Colin Wasi Untitled Acrylic on canvas 53.5 x 71 cm

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Naparrula Tatalia (b.1957) Untitled Acyrilic on Canvas

Lot 7: Naparrula Tatalia (b.1957) Untitled Acyrilic on Canvas

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Description: Naparrula Tatalia (b.1957) Untitled Acyrilic on Canvas Papunya Tula Pty Ltd Stock Numbere TN0008066 91 x 61cm

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Leanne Reid Wanjidari (b.1966) Turtle & Bird + Abstract Dance (2) Each stencil print

Lot 8: Leanne Reid Wanjidari (b.1966) Turtle & Bird + Abstract Dance (2) Each stencil print

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Description: Leanne Reid Wanjidari (b.1966) Turtle & Bird + Abstract Dance (2) Each stencil print Each signed lower right Each 70 x 46 cm

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Patricia Oliver Untitled acrylic on canvas

Lot 9: Patricia Oliver Untitled acrylic on canvas

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Description: Patricia Oliver Untitled acrylic on canvas signed verso number 83-05 120 x 60cm

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Artist unknown  Bush Passionfruit Acrylic on Canvas

Lot 10: Artist unknown Bush Passionfruit Acrylic on Canvas

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Description: Artist unknown Bush Passionfruit Acrylic on Canvas Acquired in or before 1997 90cm x 65cm Provenance: Ex Katherine Art Gallery, Northern Territory; Ex Cameron Shave Collection, Victoria

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Minnie Pwerle Silk screen on paper print Number 2 of 25

Lot 11: Minnie Pwerle Silk screen on paper print Number 2 of 25

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Description: Minnie Pwerle Silk screen on paper print Number 2 of 25 Certificate of Authenticity from Peta Appleyard Gallery 46 x 33.5cm

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Ray James Tjangala (B. circa 1958) Untitled Acrylic on Canvas

Lot 12: Ray James Tjangala (B. circa 1958) Untitled Acrylic on Canvas

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Description: Ray James Tjangala (B. circa 1958) Untitled Acrylic on Canvas Papunnya Tula Artists Pty Ltd Stock Number RJ 9906178 91 x 61cm

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Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (b.1943) Rockhole site of Pukulnya 1998 synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 13: Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (b.1943) Rockhole site of Pukulnya 1998 synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (b.1943) Rockhole site of Pukulnya 1998 synthetic polymer paint on linen inscribed verso 'Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd' Provenance Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs (stock RT980127), 121 x 91cm

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Dora Napantjarri Snake dreaming synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 14: Dora Napantjarri Snake dreaming synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Dora Napantjarri Snake dreaming synthetic polymer paint on linen Provenance Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia (stock 335/88) 119.5 x 84cm

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Artist Unknown  Untitled natural earth pigments and binders on plywood

Lot 15: Artist Unknown Untitled natural earth pigments and binders on plywood

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Description: Artist Unknown Untitled natural earth pigments and binders on plywood 123 x 142cm

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Barry Kantilla Tiwi Tutiwi (poles for the Tiwi Pukumani Funeral Cermony)

Lot 15A: Barry Kantilla Tiwi Tutiwi (poles for the Tiwi Pukumani Funeral Cermony)

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Description: Barry Kantilla Tiwi Tutiwi (poles for the Tiwi Pukumani Funeral Cermony) Hand coloured linocut Handcoloured & signed by Marie Yvonne Tipuamantumirri 30.5 x 13 cm

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Greeny Purvis Petyarre Kame, Yam Seed Dreaming 1996 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 16: Greeny Purvis Petyarre Kame, Yam Seed Dreaming 1996 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Greeny Purvis Petyarre Kame, Yam Seed Dreaming 1996 Acrylic on canvas Certificate of authenticity from Hogarth Galleries

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Nancy Kunoth PetyarreMountain Devil Lizard. 1998

Lot 17: Nancy Kunoth PetyarreMountain Devil Lizard. 1998

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Description: Nancy Kunoth Petyarre Mountain Devil Lizard. 1998 Certificate of Authenticity from Raglan Gallery Stock no. MB7643 91 x 120cm

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Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra 'Men's Ceremony' 41 x 120cm

Lot 18: Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra 'Men's Ceremony' 41 x 120cm

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Description: Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra 'Men's Ceremony' Acrylic on Linen Provenance: Ex Warumpi Arts, Alice Springs Certificate of Origin from Warumpi Arts, Alice Springs 41 x 120cm

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Ada Bird Petyarre (c.1930-2009) Utopia Body Paint 1989 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 18A: Ada Bird Petyarre (c.1930-2009) Utopia Body Paint 1989 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Ada Bird Petyarre (c.1930-2009) Utopia Body Paint 1989 Acrylic on canvas Signed verso Painted Country Gallery Catalogue no. PCA04 Provenance: Original Dreamtime Art Gallery, Alice Springs, NT, 1989 Rosemary Penrose Collection 129 x 104 cm Other Notes: Collections: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Art Gallery NSW; The Holmes a Court Collection; University of Queensland; The Kelton Foundation USA; Anthropology Museum, St Louis, USA; Exhibitions Worldwide

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Michael Tjapangati Tommy Goanna Dreaming 1991 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 19: Michael Tjapangati Tommy Goanna Dreaming 1991 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Michael Tjapangati Tommy Goanna Dreaming 1991 Acrylic on canvas Ex-Frank Slip Collection. Frank Slip was a long-time friend of Geoffrey Bardon and traveled with him through Central Australia visiting Aboriginal communities purchasing art directly from artists as well as art centers. Frank's own original art works in the form of line drawings portraying ancient corroborees, meeting places and dreamtime stories have been published in Geoffrey Bardon's, 'Papunya - A Place Made After the Story', (The Miegunyah Press, 2004). See reference to Frank Slip in 'Acknowledgements', p ix & p v. Purchased directly from Michael Tjapanardi Tommy whilst visiting Napperby Station, NT, whilst on trip with Geoffrey Bardon, April-May, 1991. This painting, 'Luwaltjura' Goanna Dreaming No. 409, is shown on page 439 of Geoffrey Bardon's book, 'Papunya - A Place Made After the Story' 146 x 173cm

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Lily Rubuntja Penanka Utopia Language Anmatyerre/Arunta Womens Ceremony 1992 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 19A: Lily Rubuntja Penanka Utopia Language Anmatyerre/Arunta Womens Ceremony 1992 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Lily Rubuntja Penanka Utopia Language Anmatyerre/Arunta Womens Ceremony 1992 Acrylic on canvas Painted Country Gallery Catalogue no. PCA07 Provenance: Original Dreamtime Gallery, Alice Springs, NT, 1992 Rosemary Penrose Collection 87 x 130 cm

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Wenton Tubuntja'Untitled'

Lot 20: Wenton Tubuntja'Untitled'

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Description: Wenton Tubuntja 'Untitled' Acrylic on linen Provenance: Ex. Michael Leyland Collection Certificate of Origin from Aboriginal Desert Art Gallery, Alice Springs 60 x 129cm

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Jimmy Tjungurrayi Kitson Kangaroo & Budgerigar Dreaming 1989 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 21: Jimmy Tjungurrayi Kitson Kangaroo & Budgerigar Dreaming 1989 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Jimmy Tjungurrayi Kitson Kangaroo & Budgerigar Dreaming 1989 Acrylic on canvas Ex-Frank Slip Collection. Frank Slip was a long-time friend of Geoffrey Bardon and traveled with him through Central Australia visiting Aboriginal communities purchasing art directly from artists as well as art centers. Frank's own original art works in the form of line drawings portraying ancient corroborees, meeting places and dreamtime stories have been published in Geoffrey Bardon's, 'Papunya - A Place Made After the Story', (The Miegunyah Press, 2004). See reference to Frank Slip in 'Acknowledgements', p ix & p v. Purchased Maruku Arts & Crafts, Alice Springs, 1989 91 x 122cm

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Keith Kaapa Synthetic polymer paint on canvas 1989

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Description: Keith Kaapa Synthetic polymer paint on canvas 1989 129 x 121cm

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Young Timothy Dempsey Untitled Acrylic on canvas on board

Lot 22: Young Timothy Dempsey Untitled Acrylic on canvas on board

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Description: Young Timothy Dempsey Untitled Acrylic on canvas on board Provenance: Ex. Michael Leyland Collection 108 x 121 cm

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Dustin Tjunti Koongarie Crombie Tjapaltjarri Dawn-Midday-Sunset 1991 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 23: Dustin Tjunti Koongarie Crombie Tjapaltjarri Dawn-Midday-Sunset 1991 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Dustin Tjunti Koongarie Crombie Tjapaltjarri Dawn-Midday-Sunset 1991 Acrylic on canvas Ex-Frank Slip Collection. Frank Slip was a long-time friend of Geoffrey Bardon and traveled with him through Central Australia visiting Aboriginal communities purchasing art directly from artists as well as art centers. Frank's own original art works in the form of line drawings portraying ancient corroborees, meeting places and dreamtime stories have been published in Geoffrey Bardon's, 'Papunya - A Place Made After the Story', (The Miegunyah Press, 2004). See reference to Frank Slip in 'Acknowledgements', p ix & p v. Purchased directly from Dustin Tjuntji Koongarie Crombie Tjapaltjarri at Napperby Station, NT, 1991 130 x 296cm

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Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa Water Dreaming 1989 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 24: Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa Water Dreaming 1989 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa Water Dreaming 1989 Acrylic on canvas Ex-Frank Slip Collection. Frank Slip was a long-time friend of Geoffrey Bardon and traveled with him through Central Australia visiting Aboriginal communities purchasing art directly from artists as well as art centers. Frank's own original art works in the form of line drawings portraying ancient corroborees, meeting places and dreamtime stories have been published in Geoffrey Bardon's, 'Papunya - A Place Made After the Story', (The Miegunyah Press, 2004). See reference to Frank Slip in 'Acknowledgements', p ix & p v. Purchased Centre for Aboriginal Artists, Alice Springs, 1990 83 x 126cm

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Judy Napangardi Martin Rock Wallaby Synthetic polymer paint on canvas 2002

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Description: Judy Napangardi Martin Rock Wallaby Synthetic polymer paint on canvas 2002 100 x 68cm

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Margaret Price Untitled Acrylic on canvas

Lot 25: Margaret Price Untitled Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Margaret Price Untitled Acrylic on canvas Utopia Stock Numbeer MB 8524A 91 x 60cm

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Elma Ross Napanuka - Untitled 30 x 61cm

Lot 26: Elma Ross Napanuka - Untitled 30 x 61cm

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Description: Elma Ross Napanuka - Untitled Synthetic polymer paint on board 30 x 61cm

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African carved sculpture in the form of a pregnant woman's torso 66cm

Lot 27: African carved sculpture in the form of a pregnant woman's torso 66cm

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Description: African carved sculpture in the form of a pregnant woman's torso 66cm

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Songye Mask of large proportions decorated with a series parallel incisions on the face and equipped with a woven fibre cape piece a...

Lot 28: Songye Mask of large proportions decorated with a series parallel incisions on the face and equipped with a woven fibre cape piece a...

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Description: Songye Mask of large proportions decorated with a series parallel incisions on the face and equipped with a woven fibre cape piece at rear, Congo. Mounted on wooden stand 46cm

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Songye mask, with deeply encised horizontal grooves to face and decorated with black and white ochre, Democratic Republic of Congo 3...

Lot 29: Songye mask, with deeply encised horizontal grooves to face and decorated with black and white ochre, Democratic Republic of Congo 3...

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Description: Songye mask, with deeply encised horizontal grooves to face and decorated with black and white ochre, Democratic Republic of Congo 35cm

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Chamba shield, wood with striking polychrome ochre design on face, Camaroon 118cm

Lot 30: Chamba shield, wood with striking polychrome ochre design on face, Camaroon 118cm

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Description: Chamba shield, wood with striking polychrome ochre design on face, Camaroon 118cm

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African dance mask of massive proportions in the form of a cow. Mali (?) 110cm

Lot 31: African dance mask of massive proportions in the form of a cow. Mali (?) 110cm

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Description: African dance mask of massive proportions in the form of a cow. Mali (?) 110cm

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Female Senufu figure carved from hard wood and incised pattern to face and breasts, Ivory Coast 98cm

Lot 32: Female Senufu figure carved from hard wood and incised pattern to face and breasts, Ivory Coast 98cm

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Description: Female Senufu figure carved from hard wood and incised pattern to face and breasts, Ivory Coast 98cm

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Ancestral figure in the form of a stylized bird. Senufu people, Ivory Coast 129cm

Lot 33: Ancestral figure in the form of a stylized bird. Senufu people, Ivory Coast 129cm

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Description: Ancestral figure in the form of a stylized bird. Senufu people, Ivory Coast 129cm

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African ancestral mask in the exaggerated form of an antelope 125cm

Lot 34: African ancestral mask in the exaggerated form of an antelope 125cm

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Description: African ancestral mask in the exaggerated form of an antelope 125cm

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Contemporary African mask incorporating features of a Dan mask surmounted by ram's horns and two birds

Lot 35: Contemporary African mask incorporating features of a Dan mask surmounted by ram's horns and two birds

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Description: Contemporary African mask incorporating features of a Dan mask surmounted by ram's horns and two birds

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Wall plaque in the dramatic form of an African owl 102cm

Lot 36: Wall plaque in the dramatic form of an African owl 102cm

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Description: Wall plaque in the dramatic form of an African owl 102cm

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An African Dance Shield. 20th Century

Lot 36A: An African Dance Shield. 20th Century

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Description: An African Dance Shield. 20th Century Provenance: Hermann Historica, Munich, Germany 70cm Provenance: Hermann Historica, Munich, Germany

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Dance mask, with protruding lips and six sets of stylized eyes. Signs of age and use, Liberia, Africa

Lot 37: Dance mask, with protruding lips and six sets of stylized eyes. Signs of age and use, Liberia, Africa

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Description: Dance mask, with protruding lips and six sets of stylized eyes. Signs of age and use, Liberia, Africa

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Ancestral mask with elongated form and woven grass beard. Africa 68cm

Lot 38: Ancestral mask with elongated form and woven grass beard. Africa 68cm

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Description: Ancestral mask with elongated form and woven grass beard. Africa 68cm

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An African Woven figure

Lot 38A: An African Woven figure

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Description: An African Woven figure with stand 70cm high

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African plaque in the form of a human face with stylized horns 50cm

Lot 39: African plaque in the form of a human face with stylized horns 50cm

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Description: African plaque in the form of a human face with stylized horns 50cm

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African dance mask of massive proportions, decorated with ochre and featuring stylized antelope horns 141cm

Lot 40: African dance mask of massive proportions, decorated with ochre and featuring stylized antelope horns 141cm

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Description: African dance mask of massive proportions, decorated with ochre and featuring stylized antelope horns 141cm

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Pair of Ashanti fertily dolls. Carved wood profusely decorated with coloured beads and leather magic pouches 19cm

Lot 41: Pair of Ashanti fertily dolls. Carved wood profusely decorated with coloured beads and leather magic pouches 19cm

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Description: Pair of Ashanti fertily dolls. Carved wood profusely decorated with coloured beads and leather magic pouches 19cm

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Ashanti fertility figure with inserted mirror to front and rear 39cm

Lot 42: Ashanti fertility figure with inserted mirror to front and rear 39cm

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Description: Ashanti fertility figure with inserted mirror to front and rear 39cm

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