Skip to main content
HomeFurnitureDecorative ObjectsAfrican Carved Wooden Figures

African Carved Wooden Figures

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Vintage Egyptian Wood Camel Saddle Foot Stool w/ Leather Cushion & Brass Detail
Truly unique piece from Egypt discovered recently that makes for an excellent foot stool. The carved wood wishbone legs of the saddle includes brass details, embossed brass toppers w...
Category

20th Century Egyptian Footstools

Materials

Brass

Atang Tshikare, Lagae (Home), Sand and Stained Pine Sculpture
Atang Tshikare is a multidisciplinary creative based in Cape Town, who has specialised in sculptural furniture since 2016. Born in Bloemfontein in 1980, he has been drawing for as lo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary South African Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Sandstone

Andile Dyalvane, Nkcokocha (Moutain Peak), Black Clay and Wenge Sculpture
Nkcokocha (Mountain Peak) is a monumental, mixed-media sculpture by international renowned ceramicist Andile Dyalvane measuring 1,5 metres tall. The lower half is a geometric base sc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary South African Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Clay, Wenge

Andile Dylavane, Idladla (Silo), Black Clay and Wenge Sculpture
Idladla (Silo) is a monumental, mixed-media sculpture by international renowned ceramicist Andile Dyalvane measuring 1,44 metres tall. The lower half is a geometric base sculpted fro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary South African Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Wenge, Clay

Figurative Wooden Sculpture
Highly rare and decorative elegant scene in wood of a man making respectfully advances to a lady, with female servants bringing food. Made in Congo in the 20th century, and offered b...
Category

Mid-20th Century Congolese Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Figurative Wooden Sculpture
  • Figurative Wooden Sculpture
  • Figurative Wooden Sculpture
  • Figurative Wooden Sculpture
H 15.75 in. W 30.32 in. D 5.12 in.
Huge Nafana Bedu Style Plank Mask Natural Colors Powerful Abstract Art
Standing 80 inches tall this is a example of one of the largest of all African mask types. This Nafana Bedu style mask features a large decorated plank with natural earth colors and ...
Category

Late 20th Century African Folk Art Masks

Materials

Wood

19th Century Dogon Ladder
A 19th century Dogon ladder carved from a single piece of wood with beautifully worn treads and mounted on a custom base. Ladders like this were used to climb in and out of homes and...
Category

Antique 19th Century Malian Tribal Mounted Objects

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Dogon Ladder
  • 19th Century Dogon Ladder
  • 19th Century Dogon Ladder
  • 19th Century Dogon Ladder
H 63 in. W 16.5 in. D 12 in.
African Bete Wooden Pangolin
The Bete tribe saw the spirits of their elders as emissaries to nature in the spirit world. Their religious ceremonies centered around mediating that relationship, and would have use...
Category

Mid-20th Century Ivorian Tribal Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • African Bete Wooden Pangolin
  • African Bete Wooden Pangolin
  • African Bete Wooden Pangolin
  • African Bete Wooden Pangolin
H 3.25 in. W 3.25 in. D 19.5 in.
Fon Legba Phallus
This carved-wood phallus, called a Legba, was among many placed outside dwellings and in the fields of the Fon people of West Africa to ensure fertility and bountiful harvests. These...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Beninese Primitive Mounted Objects

Materials

Steel

  • Fon Legba Phallus
  • Fon Legba Phallus
  • Fon Legba Phallus
  • Fon Legba Phallus
H 17 in. W 4.25 in. D 4 in.
Fon Legba Phallus
This carved-wood phallus, called a Legba, was among many placed outside dwellings and in the fields of the Fon people of West Africa to ensure fertility and bountiful harvests. These...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Beninese Primitive Mounted Objects

Materials

Steel

  • Fon Legba Phallus
  • Fon Legba Phallus
  • Fon Legba Phallus
  • Fon Legba Phallus
H 19 in. W 4.25 in. D 4 in.
African Hemba So'o Passport Mask
This mask, with its pointed nose and menacing wide grin, was intended to frighten and unnerve its viewers. Known as "so'o", these masks are carved to resemble a "chimpanzee-human" an...
Category

Mid-20th Century Congolese Tribal Mounted Objects

Materials

Wood

  • African Hemba So'o Passport Mask
  • African Hemba So'o Passport Mask
  • African Hemba So'o Passport Mask
  • African Hemba So'o Passport Mask
H 16.5 in. W 7 in. D 5 in.
Old Primitive African Wood Sculpture Man and Woman
Hand carved primitive figurine or sculpture of man and woman. It may have been made as a testimony of love or a celebration of marriage. It’s old and African but we have not been abl...
Category

20th Century African Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

African Dan Wunkirmian Ladle Figure
This unusual ladle, carved with a pair of legs in place of a handle, is a ceremonial figure used by the Dan people of Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire, commonly referred to as wunkirmian or...
Category

Early 20th Century Ivorian Tribal Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • African Dan Wunkirmian Ladle Figure
  • African Dan Wunkirmian Ladle Figure
  • African Dan Wunkirmian Ladle Figure
  • African Dan Wunkirmian Ladle Figure
H 5.25 in. W 23 in. D 6.25 in.
David Krynauw, "Jeppestown Play Bench", Wenge and Riempie Sculptural Seat
This Jeppestown bench is made from Wenge, a dark hardwood indigenous to South Africa, strung with leather "riempies" (Afrikaans for 'thongs') that were traditionally used to make sea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary South African Benches

Materials

Leather, Wenge

Primitive Set of Three African Teak Camel Bells
Set of three primitive teak camel bells used by herdsmen in Africa. Camels are held in the highest regard and these were sometimes given as gifts as well as for practical purposes. S...
Category

20th Century African Primitive Animal Sculptures

Materials

Teak, Jute

African Namji Fertility Figure
Doted on like an actual child, this carved doll was once owned by a young girl among the Namji people of northwest Cameroon. Carted around by its owner wherever she went and lovingly...
Category

Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • African Namji Fertility Figure
  • African Namji Fertility Figure
  • African Namji Fertility Figure
  • African Namji Fertility Figure
H 10.5 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
Decorated Heavy Old Wood Pestle
This old wood pestle of the Dogon people situated in Mali has acquired an exceptional patina from years of use.
Category

Mid-20th Century Malian Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

  • Decorated Heavy Old Wood Pestle
  • Decorated Heavy Old Wood Pestle
  • Decorated Heavy Old Wood Pestle
  • Decorated Heavy Old Wood Pestle
H 52.76 in. Dm 3.55 in.
Antique African Hand Carved Woman Sculptor
Exceptional hand wood carving of a woman probably African queen, beautiful face showing grace and resolute looking forward, white color finish and clear wax restoration. Professional...
Category

Antique 19th Century Congolese Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

African Mende Helmet Mask
This helmet mask created by the Mende people of Sierra Leone was made for the women of their tribe to wear while dancing. Commissioned by women for their initiation ceremonies, the m...
Category

Mid-20th Century Sierra Leonean Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

  • African Mende Helmet Mask
  • African Mende Helmet Mask
  • African Mende Helmet Mask
  • African Mende Helmet Mask
H 15 in. W 9 in. D 10 in.
Late 19th Century Tribal Yoruba Shango Figure, Nigeria
The Yoruba religious world recognizes a pantheon of deities called orisha, whose identities and attributes are embodied in ritual objects. Priests and adherents of the widespread cul...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

20th Century Kamba Tribal Colonial Carving, Kenya
An early colonial carving from Kenya. There is a rich tradition of carving colonial figures for sale to European colonists throughout Africa. Many of these master carvers carved f...
Category

20th Century Kenyan Folk Art Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Zulu Carving of a Bull, South Africa
A large 19th-early 20th century North Nguni carving of a bull. The ancestors of Nguni cattle were brought by the Xhosa, Zulu and Swazi people, during their migration to Southern ...
Category

Early 20th Century South African Tribal Toys

Materials

Wood

Bambara Mask, Mali, 20th Century
Bambara mask is an original wooden mask, realized in Mali, from wood, metal and textile. In good condition, except for some sign of time and oxidation. Provenance: Italian priv...
Category

Late 20th Century African Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Bambara Mask, Mali, 20th Century
  • Bambara Mask, Mali, 20th Century
  • Bambara Mask, Mali, 20th Century
  • Bambara Mask, Mali, 20th Century
H 37.01 in. Dm 8.67 in.
Yoruba Wooden Mask. West Africa / Nigeria, 20th Century
Yoruba wooden mask, is an original wooden mask from Nigeria, realized by the Yoruba people in West-Africa. The Mask is painted, with an animal up-side the mask. In good condition...
Category

Late 20th Century African Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Wood Sculpture of a Male Figure
A wood sculpture of a male figure is a contemporary African wooden art piece, an example of tribal art, representing a sitting man working or playing an instrument. In very good c...
Category

Late 20th Century African Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Wood Sculpture of a Male Figure
  • Wood Sculpture of a Male Figure
  • Wood Sculpture of a Male Figure
  • Wood Sculpture of a Male Figure
H 18.12 in. Dm 9.06 in.
Wood and Beads Sculpture, Cameroon, 20th Century
Wood and beads sculpture is a contemporary colorful African wooden art piece, an example of tribal art, realized in Cameroon in 20th century. In very good condition, except for mi...
Category

Vintage 1950s Cameroonian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Salampasu Painted Wood Mask, Congo, 20th Century
Salampasu painted wood mask is a contemporary African wooden art piece, realized in Democratic Republic of Congo. In good condition, except for visible signs of aging. Provena...
Category

1990s Congolese Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Bambara Wood Mask, Mali, 20th Century
Bambara wood mask is a contemporary African wooden art piece, realized in Mali. In very good condition, except for some minor signs of aging. Provenance: Italian private collec...
Category

1990s Malian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Yaka Wood Drum, Congo, 20th Century
Yaka wood drum is a contemporary African wooden art piece, realized in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In very good condition, except for minor signs of aging. Provenance: It...
Category

1990s Congolese Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Painted Wooden Mask, Africa, 20th Century
Painted wooden mask is a contemporary African wooden art piece. In good condition, except for minor signs of aging. Provenance: Italian private collection. Remembering that ea...
Category

20th Century African Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Yoruba Sculpture, Nigeria, 20th Century
Yoruba sculpture is an original wooden art piece from Nigeria. In good condition: some sign aging and some small missing piece of wood and oxidation. Provenance: Italian privat...
Category

1990s Nigerian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Bambara Wooden Mask, Mali, 20th Century
Bambara painted mask, is an original wooden mask, realized in Mali, from wood, a head with a bowl shape up in the head, the bowl has a geometric pattern. In good condition, except...
Category

Late 20th Century Malian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Bambara Painted Mask, Mali, 20th Century
Bambara painted mask, is an original wooden mask, realized in Mali, from wood, a head with a bowl shape up in the head, the bowl has a geometric pattern. In good condition, except...
Category

Late 20th Century Malian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Senufo Wooden Stool, Africa
This Senufo wooden stool is an original wooden artistic stool with the human-shape painted figure, realized by Senufo people. In good condition, except for some sign of time and o...
Category

Late 20th Century Malian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Senufo Wooden Stool, Africa
  • Senufo Wooden Stool, Africa
  • Senufo Wooden Stool, Africa
  • Senufo Wooden Stool, Africa
H 11.82 in. Dm 6.3 in.
Helmet Mask, Africa, 20th Century
Helmet mask, is an original wooden, painted African mask, with a long neck. In good condition, except for some sign of time and oxidation and scratching. Provenance: Italian pr...
Category

Late 20th Century Ivorian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Helmet Mask, Africa, 20th Century
  • Helmet Mask, Africa, 20th Century
  • Helmet Mask, Africa, 20th Century
  • Helmet Mask, Africa, 20th Century
H 15.75 in. Dm 7.09 in.
Guro Mask, Cote d'invoice, 20th Century
This Guro mask is an original wooden, painted mask, realized in Cote d'Ivoire. In good condition, except for some sign of time and oxidation. Provenance: Italian private collec...
Category

Late 20th Century Ivorian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Bambara Mali Wooden Figure
Hand carved wooden Bambara Mali figure.
Category

Mid-20th Century African Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Bambara Mali Wooden Figure
  • Bambara Mali Wooden Figure
  • Bambara Mali Wooden Figure
  • Bambara Mali Wooden Figure
H 23.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Bambara Ci Wara Headdress Sculpture
Carved to honor the mythical being Ci Wara, a Bambara deity that’s half mortal and half animal, this wooden headdress combines the graceful head and horns of an antelope with the com...
Category

Mid-20th Century Malian Tribal Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Bambara Ci Wara Headdress Sculpture
  • Bambara Ci Wara Headdress Sculpture
  • Bambara Ci Wara Headdress Sculpture
  • Bambara Ci Wara Headdress Sculpture
H 11.7 in. W 23.5 in. D 4 in.
Khada Hand Carved Decorative Totem Sculpture Set
All our totem sculptures are hand carved in Southern Africa from sustainable alien timber by a group of Zimbabwean artists who set their own prices, thus making them fair trade. ...
Category

2010s African Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Khada Hand Carved Decorative Totem Sculpture Set
  • Khada Hand Carved Decorative Totem Sculpture Set
  • Khada Hand Carved Decorative Totem Sculpture Set
  • Khada Hand Carved Decorative Totem Sculpture Set
H 31.5 in. W 11.82 in. D 5.91 in.
Blessing Hand Carved Black Tall Decorative TOTEM Sculpture Set
All our TOTEM sculptures are hand carved in Southern Africa from sustainable alien timber by a group of Zimbabwean artists who set their own prices, thus making them fair trade. ...
Category

2010s African Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
So as not to muss their intricate hairstyles, tribal leaders would rest their heads on these petite wooden stands. The combination of conic base and concave rest gives these function...
Category

Mid-20th Century Ethiopian Tribal Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
  • Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
  • Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
  • Wooden Ethiopian Headrest
H 5.25 in. W 6.75 in. D 5 in.
Model of Wagenia Fishing Installation on the Kongo River
This is a tourist model of a Wagenia fishermen installation made out of wood, wire and small stones. The model stands on a wooden base; on the front you can read “Pecherie Wagenia” w...
Category

20th Century Congolese Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Fine Hardwood Sculpture of Bearded African Man Carrying a Kalabas
This is a fine hardwood sculpture of a bearded African man carrying a Calabash. The sculpture was made in Belgian Congo in the 1950s.The man’s body is carved in wonderful details.
Category

Late 20th Century Congolese Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Dogon Wood Mask, Mali, 1990
Dogon wood mask is a superb wooden art piece, dated and signed "1990 /Tiby", from Mali. This African mask represents a male portrait with geometrical motive. In very good condi...
Category

1990s African Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Dogon Wood Mask, Mali, 1990
  • Dogon Wood Mask, Mali, 1990
  • Dogon Wood Mask, Mali, 1990
  • Dogon Wood Mask, Mali, 1990
H 20.28 in. Dm 0.04 in.
Yoruba Painted Veranda Post
Hand carved with a figurative design, this TOTEM-like wooden post was crafted by an artisan of the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria. Resembling the tall houseposts used to support the roof ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Nigerian Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Yoruba Painted Veranda Post
  • Yoruba Painted Veranda Post
  • Yoruba Painted Veranda Post
  • Yoruba Painted Veranda Post
H 41.75 in. W 2.5 in. D 3.25 in.
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Wood Legba Phallus, Fon People, West Africa
Late 19th-early 20th century wood Legba phallus, Fon people, West Africa A large carved hardwood phallus from the Fon tribe on the border of Togo and Ghana. These are called Legba, ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Togolese Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Hardwood

Lelapa Hand Carved and Cast Solid Brass Decorative TOTEM Sculpture Set
All our TOTEM sculptures are hand carved in Southern Africa from sustainable alien timber by a group of Zimbabwean artists who set their own prices, thus making them fair trade. We t...
Category

2010s African Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Brass, Steel

Yoruba Four Headed Egungun Headdress
This wooden headdress was created by the Yoruba People of western Nigeria, and was worn during a masquerade known as egungun. A widespread Yoruba ritual, egungun performances honor a...
Category

Mid-20th Century Nigerian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Yoruba Four Headed Egungun Headdress
  • Yoruba Four Headed Egungun Headdress
  • Yoruba Four Headed Egungun Headdress
  • Yoruba Four Headed Egungun Headdress
H 9.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 10.75 in.
Pair of Large Carved Moba Tchitchiri Sculptural Figures, Togo, circa 1930
Striking in form, of light highly textured wood, two highly stylized anthropomorphic figures carved by the Moba people in Togo, West Africa. These forms most probably we owned by a f...
Category

Vintage 1930s Togolese Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

A Dogon Mali Tribal Dance Mask On Custom Stand, West Africa
A Dogon Mali dance mask with carved figure from the early to mid 20th century. This Dogon tribal wooden ceremonial dance mask originates from Mali, West Africa. The mask is hand-carv...
Category

Mid-20th Century Malian Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Yoruba People, Nigeria, Carved Twin Figure "Ibeji"
A finely carved big Yoruba Male Ibeji figure with tall headdress, expressive eyes, original bead belt and heavy wear and polish from native use. Areas of encrusted cam wood powder be...
Category

Early 20th Century Nigerian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Beads, Wood

Late 19th-Early 20th Century Wood Legba Phallus, Fon People, West Africa
Late 19th-early 20th century wood Legba phallus, Fon people, West Africa A very large carved hardwood phallus from the Fon Tribe on the border of Togo and Ghana. These are called ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Togolese Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Hardwood

Ancient Egyptian Carved Cypress Wood Figure
Ancient Egyptian Cypress wood Ushapt figure that measures 13.00 Inches height, circa 664-332 B.C. Please note of wear consistent with antique age including heavy wood loss. Made in E...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Egyptian Egyptian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Cypress

  • Ancient Egyptian Carved Cypress Wood Figure
  • Ancient Egyptian Carved Cypress Wood Figure
  • Ancient Egyptian Carved Cypress Wood Figure
  • Ancient Egyptian Carved Cypress Wood Figure
H 13.00 in. W 6.00 in. D 6.00 in.
Africa Carved Natural Wood Organic Shape Decorative Object on Stand
Africa carved natural wood organic shape decorative object, 2018 This contemporary object is made in natural wood and fixed on a black lacquered stand. It is like an abstract scul...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary African Primitive Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Sarcophagus, 722-332 A.C, Egypt
Partial Egyptian Sarcophagus. Made with polychrome wood. Provenance: Antique French private collection. 722-332 A.C, Egypt. (XXVI-XXX Dynasty). Antique condition. Fragmentary wo...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Egyptian Egyptian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Sarcophagus, 722-332 A.C, Egypt
  • Sarcophagus, 722-332 A.C, Egypt
  • Sarcophagus, 722-332 A.C, Egypt
  • Sarcophagus, 722-332 A.C, Egypt
H 37 in. W 17 in. D 10 in.
African Tribal Wood Figure, circa 1900
An amazing detailed carved African wood figure circa 1900, the patina is excellent and original and could date from circa 1910, made in three sections, the arms move up and down with...
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Hardwood

Carved African Baule Style Female Figure Sculpture
A 20th century Baule style carved female figure with baby on back. She is enrobed with red, orange and black beads at her neck and waist. Beautifully carved hair and all over body ri...
Category

Vintage 1970s Ivorian Primitives

Materials

Wood

African Wood Carving of Antelope
Polychromatic African wood carving of antelope from the estate of Marie Casindas (1923 - 2017) American photographer.
Category

Antique 19th Century African Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • African Wood Carving of Antelope
  • African Wood Carving of Antelope
  • African Wood Carving of Antelope
  • African Wood Carving of Antelope
H 55 in. W 26 in. D 10 in.
African Tribal Chiwara Wood Bambara Headdress
Tribal West African Bambara headdress in carved wood. The piece depicts an antelope with offspring, referred to as "Chiwara," for a mythical antelope. The body with incised decoratio...
Category

Mid-20th Century African Tribal Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Antique Statue, Sculpture of African Elephant Wood with Detail Overlay
Artisanal antique statue - Sculpture of African elephant wood with detail overlay  The ears on this sculpture indicate an African Elephant however the detailed overlay suggests As...
Category

Vintage 1950s Gabonese Anglo-Indian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Palmwood

Questions about African Carved Wooden Figures
Are prices for african carved wooden figures negotiable on 1stdibs?
Prices for most african carved wooden figures on 1stdibs are negotiable. You’ll see a "Make an Offer" button on the item details page, indicating that the seller is willing to consider a lower price. It’s not uncommon for customers to get 15–25% off the list price after negotiating. See our tips for negotiating like a pro.
Who sells african carved wooden figures online at 1stdibs?
Only experienced, professional sellers who have applied and been thoroughly vetted by our team of experts can sell african carved wooden figures and other quality items on our site. Learn more about becoming a 1stdibs seller.
What is the Buyer Protection Guarantee?
The 1stdibs Buyer Protection Guarantee provides coverage for qualified purchases in the unlikely event that the item arrives not as described or is damaged. We’ll work with you and the seller to find a resolution, ensuring your satisfaction. View details
How does global shipping work on 1stdibs?
We have partnerships with the world's best shipping providers to facilitate seamless and fully-insured delivery from the seller's location directly to you, wherever you are in the world. Our logistics team is comprised of dedicated members who arrange all the details with our partners, servicing and supporting all shipments. Learn more about shipping on 1stdibs.
What payment methods are accepted on 1stdibs?
For your convenience, we offer multiple payment methods, including all major credit cards and PayPal. For many purchases we also offer financing options or wire transfer. Learn more about payment options on 1stdibs.

More Ways To Browse