Tribal Art

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Mangbetu ceramic

Mangbetu terracotta vessel
 
 
12.5 inches / 38.1 cm high
Ex. collection: Harold Rome {1908-1993}, New York
 

 

sold

Yombe Maternity

 

The Burniaux Maternity

Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe
late 19th/early 20th century
painted wood
64.70 cm / 25 7/16 inches
 
 

sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art

Eskimo

 

Pre-contact Eskimo drum handle engraved and inlaid with baleen and walrus ivory circlets

Alaska
walrus ivory
10.5 inches

 

sold

Temne

 

Temne female figure

Sierra Leone
circa late 19th/early 20th century
73.5 x 16.5 x 15.5 cm
28 15/16 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

 

Sold to the National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution

Malagasy textile

 

Brocade woven silk lamba akotofahana

mid 19th century
Merina people
Madagascar
264 x 173 cm
 

sold

Chugach bowl

 

Seal bowl 

Chugach {Alutiq} circa 1780-1820
probably alder or birch
3 5/8 x 12 1/34 x 8 inches

 

sold {now in the Nelson - Atkins Museum}

Fiji neckrest

 

Fiji Islands Neckrest

kali,  carved in sections from vesi intsia bijuge wood, the elegant pillow of cylindrical form and tapering slightly towards each end, the terminus on the cross piece deeply incised with concentric circles, and supported by two sets of anthropomorphic legs fashioned as bulbous human thighs, and terminating in flat pad-like feet, two carved with delicately tooled margins, and attached with strands of braided coconut fiber, magimagi, concealed within the cavity between the thighs, stone carved and finished with a sharkskin rasp.
length 12 1/4 in. 30.5cm

sold