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Ceramic Mask by N Dala, Congo, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful ceramic mask by N. Dala. Democratic Republic of the Congo Perfect original conditions, 1975.
Category

Mid-20th Century Congolese Mid-Century Modern Masks

Materials

Ceramic, Terracotta

'African Queen' Terracotta Sculpture of African Woman
Located in Antwerp, BE
African Woman glazed terracotta sculpture signed by Artist L. Zoao. One-Of-A-Kind Terracotta bust.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

African Painting by Adingra
Located in Antwerp, BE
African painting stone on burlap by Adingra, 1983, France - Cote d'Ivoire. Measures: Height 61 cm, width 39 cm, depth 2 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Ivorian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Sandstone

Oro Efe Gelede Mask, Nigeria
Located in Antwerp, BE
The Gelede spectacle of the Yoruba is a public display by colorful masks which combines art and ritual dance to amuse, educate and inspire worship. Gelede celebrates “Mothers” (awon iya wa), a group that includes female ancestors and deities as well as the elderly women of the community, and the power and spiritual capacity these women have in society. However, this power may also be destructive and take the form of witchcraft; therefore, Gelede serves the function of appeasing this power, as well. Gelede costume and headdress. Gelede masks...
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Mid-20th Century Nigerian Tribal Masks

Materials

Wood

Mid-20th Century Stylized Plaster Sculpture of Madonna and Child
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-20th century stylized plaster buste of Madonna and Child. Measures: Height 34 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Busts

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Rare Tuareg Nomadic Boots
Located in Antwerp, BE
Tuareg nomadic people leather boots.
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Antique 19th Century Nigerien Folk Art Tribal Art

Materials

Leather

Impressive and Seldom Nigerian Large Basket Garment and Cover
Located in Antwerp, BE
An impressive and seldom Nigerian large basket garment and cover, with dyed patterned band. Those baskets where used to preserve grains. Tall colorful handwoven lidded basket from ...
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Mid-20th Century Nigerian Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Straw

Pair of Gros – Point Stitched Panels Representing Orientalist Scenes
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of gros – point stitched panels representing orientalist scenes: One with a tiger hunt and the other with a battle scene, both in a setting of tropical vegetation on a black g...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Hardwood Chokwe Bench, Angola, 19th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
A fine and elegant hardwood Chokwe (Angola) bench, carved all-over with geometric patterns, human and animal motifs. The front rain supported with caryatids in the form of male figu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Angolan Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Leather, Wood

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