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Auction Description for Webb's: Antiques & Decorative Arts
Auction Description:
Antiques & Decorative Arts
Viewing Notes:
24th August 9am to 5.30pm. 25th & 26th August 11am to 3pm. 27th, 28th & 29th August 9am to 5.30pm. Day of sale 9am to 12 noon.
Sale Notes:
www.webbs.co.nz

Antiques & Decorative Arts

by Webb's


222 lots | 217 with images

August 30, 2007

18 Manukau Road

Newmarket

Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 524 6804

Fax: +64 9 524 7048

Email: auctions@webbs.co.nz

A Songye (Kalebwe) Male Fetish standing on a

Lot 300: A Songye (Kalebwe) Male Fetish standing on a

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Description: A Songye (Kalebwe) Male Fetish standing on a circular base the small feet supporting parted bent legs male genetalia the arms detached from the body with grooved hands resting on the protruding abdomen the protective object with the original horn-charge in the kifwebe type striated decorated full head white pigment remnants. The back of the head with woven cordage the chin line differentiated with attached vegetable fibre lengths secured by cordage hide tied about the lower torso. H.830mm.

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A Luba/Hemba Seated Male Ancestral Figure

Lot 301: A Luba/Hemba Seated Male Ancestral Figure

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Description: A Luba/Hemba Seated Male Ancestral Figure sculptured seated on folding seat supported on a conforming base one foot resting on top of the other supporting an object below the grooved hands which also hold a vessel an enlarged cylindrical neck supports an enlarged head with refined facial features and a prominent closed mouth the smooth forehead receeds into notched scarification framed by an elaborate and open coiffure. Note; some loss to finger tips and coiffure. H.440mm.

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A Luba/Hemba Pair Small Masks of oval form each

Lot 302: A Luba/Hemba Pair Small Masks of oval form each

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Description: A Luba/Hemba Pair Small Masks of oval form each face with raised open mouth slit eyes emphasised by fine arching eyebrows extending into the elongated tapering nose with flared nostrils pierced around the rim for attachments. Note; chin repair to larger mask. H.195mm.

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Two Luba Female Figure Combs the larger with six

Lot 303: Two Luba Female Figure Combs the larger with six

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Description: Two Luba Female Figure Combs the larger with six tines the handle carved as a female kneeling form hands resting on her thighs the smaller comb with seven tines surmounted by seated female her hands supporting her pointed breasts. H.290mm & H.220mm.

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A Songye (Kalebwe) Kifwebe Mask the squarish face

Lot 304: A Songye (Kalebwe) Kifwebe Mask the squarish face

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Description: A Songye (Kalebwe) Kifwebe Mask the squarish face with pointed square mouth pierced slit eyes below heavy lids the forehead divided by a short crest terminating into the triangular nose the striated surface with white pigment remnants contrasted with black effects to eyes crest nose and neck holes around the edges for attachments. Note: repair to upper R. eye lid. H.405mm.

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