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African art carved wood sculpture of a mother and 6 children. Carved from hardwood. Measures 23 inches tall x 6 inches wide x 2.5 inches deep. Excellent original condition, with gently weathered patina. Mid 20th century.
Vintage pair of African tribal pottery heads. Second half of the 20th century. One head has had some old professional repairs. They both measure 9.5 inches tall by 6 inches wide and 5.5 inches deep and are mounted on custom wood stands that measure 6 inches square by 3 inches high. Total height of the mounted heads is 12 inches.
African 5 string bowed harp, probably from Zaire or Congo. Pegs and strings are missing. The spoon shaped hollowed wood sound box is covered with skin and the arm is a carved female figure with a topknot coiffure. Middle 20th century. Excellent condition, beautiful patina. The instrument is 30" long end to end, and 5" wide. It stands 30" high on a custom museum stand. This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For gallery hours, please visit http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
This head is Kiganda. This is tricky: the tribe is Buganda; their name for people and things is Kiganda; an individual is a Muganda; and their language is Luganda. One can understand why they are now simply referred to as Ganda. The Ganda are the most important ethnic group in Uganda (a country in East Africa). The head is of mvuli wood but it is not a traditional carving. We would hesitate to call it a Ganda head although it was certainly made by someone from Uganda probably around 1950 or so. The head measures 7 and one half inches high by 5 and one half inches long by 2 and three quarter inches wide.
African Art Kuba tribal Mask,This African Art Kuba tribal mask is of cylindrical form, concave face with pursed lips broad flaring nose, the cheeks with hatched incisions,bands of beads under the eyes,covering brow and at mouth,animal skin beard. This wonderful African Art Kuba helmet masks measures 24 inches high by 9 and and one half inches wide by 12 inches deep.To see a similar example of another Kuba helmet mask see Christies Tribal catalogue # 8288 November 16, 1995 item # 150 page 55. Just in from a local estate.
Items below are in our Online Antiques Price Guide and are not for sale.
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Oceanic art African tribal cast brass figure of a woman. . . .
Carved Alabaster Sculpture of a African woman by Smith. . . .
Hilda Levy signed landscape watercolor of Zebras in . . .
Antique African Ivory Coast Baga Headdress and stand. . . .
This antique hand carved wooden fertility icon statue . . .
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African masks,African Rooster Head Mask, African Songye . . .