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Kuyu Puppet Head, Congo, Early 20th Century
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Kuyu puppet head, Sculpted multicolored wood, Blue and white kaolin, Open mouth and sanded down teeth, Congo, early 20th century. Measures: Height 51 cm, width 15 cm, depth 1...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Kaolin, Wood

Kuyu Puppet Head, Congo, Early 20th Century
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Kuyu puppet head, Multicolored sculpted wood, white kaolin, Congo, early 20th century. Measures: Height 42 cm, width 11 cm, depth 10 cm.
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Kaolin, Wood

Important Kuyu Puppet Head, Congo, Early 20th Century
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Important Kuyu puppet head, Multicolored, blue, white and red kaolin, Sanded down teeth, Congo, early 20th century. Measures: Height 66 cm, width 21 cm, depth 17 cm.
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

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Kaolin, Wood

Framed Kuba Cloth, African Textile, Tribal, Ethnic 20th Century Folk Wall Art
Located in Dartington, GB
A vintage Kuba cloth in plain black timber frame. Kuba textiles are unique to the Democratic Republic of Congo and are prized for their complexity of design and earthy tones. Tradi...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

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Raffia

Large Framed Kuba Cloth African Textile Tribal Ethnic Wall Folk Art 20th Century
Located in Dartington, GB
A vintage Kuba cloth in plain black timber frame. Kuba textiles are unique to the Democratic Republic of Congo and are prized for their complexity of design and earthy tones. Tradit...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Raffia

19th Century African Currency Sword on Stand
Located in New Orleans, LA
African Currency Sword used in Congo for important transactions such as dowry or land purchase. Patina and sculptural shape give the feel of contemporary art mixed with 19th century ...
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19th Century Antique Congolese Furniture

Materials

Iron

Elephant Trunk Mask 'Headdress'
Located in New York, NY
Elaborately trimmed with shell and hair decoration. Shell eyes. The surface is highly decorative, composed of intricately beaded geometric designs and cowrie shells. On red cloth bas...
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20th Century Congolese Furniture

Materials

Textile, Raffia, Beads, Shell

Blue Blanket Handwoven Kuba Cloth Ceremonial Tapestry Hanging Wall Art - Africa
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Vintage BLUE Handwoven KUBA Cloth Ceremonial Textile Tapestry, Blanket, Hanging Wall Art, Congo Central Africa. Authentic, handmade African KUBA Cloth Fabric. KUB...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Textile

African Pende Mbangu Asymmetrical Carved Wood Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic, odd mask by the Pende peoples of the Congo. These particular masks are often characterized by their asymmetrical, distorted facial features/design (said to represent the...
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Mid-20th Century Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Large Figurative African 'Mangbetu' Anthropomorphic Vessel/ Jar
Located in Studio City, CA
This is a fantastic piece likely made by the Mangetu tribe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is finely detailed and quite large and hefty. These pieces were originally made...
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20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Terracotta

African Barbed Harpoon Spear, Ngbandi/Yakoma People, DRC
Located in Leuven , BE
These spear blades were used in and were traded over a large area along the Ubangi river. The Ngbandi are an ethnic group from the region of the upper Ubang, the Northwestern part of...
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1930s Vintage Congolese Furniture

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Iron

Large Figurative African 'Mangbetu' Anthropomorphic Ceramic Vessel or Jar
Located in Studio City, CA
This is a wonderful piece likely made by the Mangetu tribe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is finely detailed and quite large and hefty. These pieces were originally made...
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20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Terracotta

Zanzibar Mid-19th Century Studded Rosewood Chest with 3 Drawers
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous rosewood chest with 3 drawers and 2 hidden drawers behind them. Pictured. Chest is missing some items, (handles on sides and lid lock and catch). Looks like it may have been...
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Mid-19th Century British Colonial Antique Congolese Furniture

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Rosewood

African Ambete 'Mbete' Tribe Brass Wood Carved Standing Reliquary Figure
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic piece from the Ambete Tribe who live on the frontier with Gabon and the Republic of the Congo. Made of wood and hammered brass. The Ambete Tribe figures are recogni...
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20th Century Congolese Furniture

Materials

Brass

Kuba, Shoowa African Tribal Art Textile with "Op Art" Design
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Kuba/Shoowa-subgroup textile of the Democratic Republc of the Congo, Africa, with "Op Art" like design. Made of raffia palm fiber, men weave the background cloth and women execute th...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Palmwood

Kuba, Shoowa African Tribal Art Textile with "Op Art" Design
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Kuba/Shoowa-subgroup textile from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa, with "Op Art" like design. Made of raffia palm fiber, men weave the background cloth and women execute...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Palmwood

Early 20th Century, Drc, Selection of Three Bark Cloth Beaters
Located in Leuven , BE
Three old and well used bark cloth beater made out of a wooden shaft with a cross-hatched blackened tip which is lashed into position by a strip of cane. These grooved wooden beater ...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Kuba Large Figural Tribal African Palm Wine Cup, Congo, Africa
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A tall Kuba palm wine cup of carved wood with large face and stylized body with hands of chest, handle and spouted top. 12 1/2 inches high, old stable repair to lip. Expressive face ...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Hand Forged Iron Spear Tribal Warrior Sculpture Antique African Dogon, 1920s
By Dogon Tribe Mali
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: wonderful antique African tribal Dogon hand forged spear and chain holding sculpted warrior, West Africa, circa 1920s. Dimensions: 6 3/4" H x 3" W x 2 1/2"...
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1920s Tribal Vintage Congolese Furniture

Materials

Iron

Andrianna Shamaris Large Copper African Currency
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful patina on this 20th century copper African currency. Celebrating the cracks and crevices found in this unusual large size. This item was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sa...
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Early 20th Century Modern Congolese Furniture

Materials

Copper

Decorative, Realistic Carved African Folk Art Mask with Horns on Display Stand
Located in Studio City, CA
Fantastic (and a bit frightening) piece. Wonderfully carved and ornamented. This mask was likely made for export and is not an antique or tribally used. It was made by a master triba...
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20th Century Congolese Furniture

Materials

Raffia, Wood

Kuba Beaded Laket Prestige Cap
By Kuba
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite cone-shaped cap, known as laket, was created by an artisan of the Kuba peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The base is made of a simple woven raffia fabric, ...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Shell

Selection of 7 Cache-Sexe Made of Palm Leaf, Mangbetu People, DRC
Located in Leuven , BE
Back aprons (negbe, pl. egbe) such as these were particularly popular among upper-class Mangbetu women at the turn of the 20th century. This distinctive kidney-shaped ornament pad wa...
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1930s Vintage Congolese Furniture

Materials

Organic Material

Vintage African Art Handwoven KUBA Cloth Ceremonial Blanket Wall Tapestry Congo
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Vintage Handwoven Kuba Cloth Ceremonial Textile Tapestry, Blanket, Wall Hanging Art, Congo central Africa. Authentic, handmade African KUBA Cloth Fabric. KUBA clo...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Textile

Kuba Beaded Laket Prestige Cap
By Kuba
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite cone-shaped cap, known as laket, was created by an artisan of the Kuba peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The base is made of a simple woven raffia fabric, ...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Shell

Kuba Beaded Laket Prestige Cap
By Kuba
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite cone-shaped cap, known as laket, was created by an artisan of the Kuba peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The base is made of a simple woven raffia fabric, ...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Shell, Fabric

Massive and Robust Zela Caryatide Stool Held by a Female Sculpture
Located in Leuven , BE
The stool represented here is a typical Caryatide stool of the Zela people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The stool is carved out of wood and is held up by a kneeling woman cov...
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20th Century Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

19th Century Tribal Congo Prestige Axe, D.R. Congo
Located in New York, NY
Sourced in the Irebu area near the confluence of the Congo and Ubangi Rivers, this axe features a pointed, bilaterally symmetrical blade, roughly arrowhead-shaped, with extended, bac...
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19th Century Tribal Antique Congolese Furniture

Materials

Metal

Vintage African 1880s Raffia Currency Cloth by the Tetela People of DR Congo
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
DR Congo, 19th century Raffia currency cloth. Tetela peoples. Measures: H 59 x W 24 cm.
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1890s Antique Congolese Furniture

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Raffia

Ethnographic Selection of Kongo Artifacts and a Colonial Map
Located in Leuven , BE
The double neck terracotta vessel with handle is most probably from the Teke people and has a wonderful use patina. The two lidded wicker Baskets are from the West Coast, most probab...
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Mid-20th Century Congolese Furniture

Materials

Terracotta, Wicker

African Lwalwa Tribal Mask
Located in Montreal, QC
African Lwalwa tribal mask enhanced with white pigment on the mouth and ears.
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1960s Vintage Congolese Furniture

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Wood

"Embrace" Luba Figurative Headrest Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
The Luba people of Zaire believed that ancestors visited them through dreams. This belief led to elaborately worked headrests, known as "seats of dreams." Headrests like this were us...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

4 x Original 1940 Kuba Raffia Upholstered Feather Filled Cushion, Mohair Back
By Toad Gallery
Located in London, GB
Vintage Kuba textile (circa 1940) feather filled cushions, made from handwoven palm leaf fibre enhanced by geometric designs executed in a linear/graphic embroidered design. Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Mohair, Raffia, Feathers

Vintage Red and Black African Woven Applique Raffia Kuba Fragment
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Vintage red and black African woven applique Raffia Kuba fragment Ideal for pillows or upholstery. Size: 28" W x 24" H.
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1970s Tribal Vintage Congolese Furniture

Materials

Raffia

Vintage Red and Black African Woven Applique Raffia Kuba Fragment
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Vintage red and black African woven Applique Raffia Kuba Fragment Ideal for pillows or upholstery. Size: 28" W x 27" H.
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1970s Tribal Vintage Congolese Furniture

Materials

Raffia

Large African Painting by Ngasagras
Located in Antwerp, BE
Fantastic painting of an African market by Ngasagras who was a member of the Poto-Poto school in Brazzaville,Congo.This wonderful piece depicts a Market in Africa, the painting is ve...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Congolese Furniture

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Wood

Wood sculpture of a tribal West African Deity Mami Wata derived from Hinduism
Located in Santa Fe, NM
An unusual and rare androgynous type of the popular West African deity Mami Wata or possibly a type of the male version Papi Wata. The cult of Mami Wata extends from Senegal all the ...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Kuba Kingdom Drum Lele or Kuba People Old and Used DR Congo Central African Art
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A fine old drum from the Kuba kingdom, possibly Lele or Kuba People, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa. Probably created in the early to middle part of the 20th century. W...
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20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

Figurative Wooden Sculpture
Located in Antwerp, BE
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...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Congolese Furniture

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Wood

Large Framed Textile Fragment of a Ceremonial Dance Skirt from the Kuba People
Located in London, GB
A rare women’s ceremonial dance skirt from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a strong artistic textile tradition, the Kuba people inhabit the fertile lands be...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Furniture

Materials

Textile, Raffia

Large Kuba Helmet Mask Congo Early 20th Century
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A very expressive mask when viewed from any angle, full of contained power. A handsome helmet mask with curved horns, large beard, conical eyes with perforated holes and traces of ...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano), wood with metal keys, with finely incised geometric design. Created in the early 20th century, Congo, Central Africa, possibly by an art...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano), wood with metal keys. On top is a subtly carved human face with great patina. Created and used in the Congo region of Central Africa, in...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano), wood with metal strikers. Under heavy patina is incised design with three stylized cowrie shells (also resemble human eyes) over a fluid...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Finest Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Located in Santa Fe, NM
One of the best you are likely to see for sale anywhere. This is an early (late 19th to early 20th century) Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano), wood with metal strikers, fr...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Carved wood Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano) with metal strikers from the early period in the Congo, Central Africa. On top is a subtly carved human face with great wear ...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Mbira or Sanza Congo Early 20th Century African Tribal Musical Instrument
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Simple, elegant Mbira or Sanza (once known as a thumb piano) wood with metal from the Congo, Central Africa, late 19th to early 20th century. With wonderful age and patina from handl...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Painted Wood Puppet Head Kebe Kuyu People Congo African Tribal Art Unique Style
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Puppet head, painted wood, Kuyu people, Republic of Congo, Africa. Created in the early to mid-20th century. 17 x 4 3/4 x 5 inches. With a detachable custom metal stand that raises ...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood, Paint

Ex Sotheby's 1983 Yaka Slit Gong Drum with Stick Congo Tribal African Music Art
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A very finely carved hardwood Yaka slit-gong drum with striker. Created late 19th-early 20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo. The drum is large for its type at 18 1/2 x 4 x 4 i...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Twine, Hardwood

African Hemba So'o Passport Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
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...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Kuba Raffia Prestige Panel
By Kuba
Located in Chicago, IL
Visually dynamic and highly textured, this raffia panel expresses the irregular, geometric patterns typical of Kuba textile art. Created by an artisan of the Kuba People of the Democ...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Raffia

Tribal Drum Tabwa People DR Congo African Musical Instrument Well Used
Located in Santa Fe, NM
This drum is called a funkula and was used by a sikaomba, a traditional praise singer of the Tabwa people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. Made from a soft wood with a da...
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Early 20th Century Congolese Furniture

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Softwood

Collection of 20 Decorative and Expressive Bembe Mudzini Reliquary Heads DRC
Located in Leuven , BE
These heads allowed the relatives to always have a link with the deceased, second half of the 20th century.
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Late 20th Century Congolese Furniture

Materials

Textile

Fine Kuba Cup with Expressive Face on a Foot Early 20th Century African Art
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Finely carved Kuba cup with expressive face, carefully carved geometric design on the eyebrows and chin, scarification lines across chips. Heavy wear and patina from native use, stan...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

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Wood

African Luba Mboko Vessel
Located in Chicago, IL
Receiving guidance from tribal ancestors was a central aspect of the Luba people's spiritual practices. This ceramic spiritually significant vessel is topped with a crossed leg figur...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Congo Mbala carved wood figure, Early 20th century, Africa
Located in Santa Fe, NM
For collectors of African art. Finely carved Congo wood figure with hands on stomach with carved beard. It has a hair style similar to some Mbala figures of the Democratic Republic o...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Copper African Currency on a Modern Stand
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful 20th century copper African currency. Set on a modern black stand 5" x 5".  
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Early 20th Century Primitive Congolese Furniture

Materials

Metal, Copper

Kuba Carved Wood Tribal Mask with Headress, Early 20th Century Congo, Africa
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Early Kuba wood mask with traces of white and red pigments, geometric design on chin. Parts of raffia and cloth headdress attached. Woven raffia to simulate hair, early 20th century....
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Early 20th Century Tribal Congolese Furniture

Materials

Wood