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Afo Bridal-Currency from Nigeria

Afo Bridal-Currency from Nigeria
Early 20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Iron
The Afo Bridal Currency was used in Nigeria until the early 1940s. This is also known as a "Chenkrom." Now mounted on a bronze stand.
Brass and Coppered Mirror Hexagonal Trinket Tray D...
20th Century Modern Sub-Saharan African Barware
Mirror, Brass
Hexagonal trinket trays, with brass frames and copper mirrored surface areas, designed by Hartwig Bullerdieck for hotel magnate Sol Kerzner for his Sun City project in 1979. Manufacture...
Western Mongo Shield from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Bronze Stand
Western Mongo Shield from the Democratic Republic ...
20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
A Western Mongo tribal shield (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Carved hardwood with white pigement decoration. Now mounted on a patinated bronze Stand. A similar example can be se...
Embosed Metal Kirdi Shield from Cameroon on Bronze Stand
Embosed Metal Kirdi Shield from Cameroon on Bronze...
20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Metal, Natural Fiber
A rare repuse shield with natural fiber wraped handle from the Kirdi tribe Cameroon. Now on a patinated Bronze Stand. For a similar example please see- Benitez-Johannot, Purissima a...
Wandala Shield from Chad

Wandala Shield from Chad
20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Cowhide
Wandalà shield, from Cameroon/Chad. Made with cowhide and natural pigments. For a similar example see- Benitez-Johannot, Purissima and Jean Paul Barbier, Shields: Africa, Southeast ...
Okuta Egungun Center Piece Bowl

Okuta Egungun Center Piece Bowl
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sub-Saharan African Serving Bowls
Brass, Gold Leaf, Beech, Mahogany
Inspired by the Yoruba Wooden Polychrome Egungun Headdress Mask, this Okuta extra Large bowl is sure to make a statement on your dining table. Its beautifully clean and contemporary cur...
Okuta Serving Board

Okuta Serving Board
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sub-Saharan African Serving Bowls
Brass, Mahogany
This stunning streamline board is the perfect piece to accent a minimal kitchen surface. Its large surface area is perfect for serving as well as for food preparation. Smooth to touch, ...
Wooden Head of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1930s

By Yoruba People
Wooden Head of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, ...
Yoruba People
Early 20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Wood
Wooden head of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1930s. The Ooni is the traditional ruler of Ile-Ife. The Nigerian town is seen as the cradle of the Yoruba people. ...
Wooden Head of a Wife of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1930s

By Yoruba People
Wooden Head of a Wife of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yorub...
Yoruba People
Early 20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Wood
Wooden head of a wife of an Ooni of Ile-Ife, Yoruba People, Nigeria, circa 1930s. The Ooni is the traditional ruler of Ile-Ife. The Nigerian town is seen as the cradle of the Yoruba p...
Art Nouveau Pair of Creta Glass Silvered Papillon ...
Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Sub-Saharan African Vases and Vessels
Glass
A pair of iridescent glass Amphora vases with a silver Art Nouveau organic floral decoration applied to the body and neck of the vases. This is a fine example of Johann Loetz from 1900....
Woman Carrying Baby in a Papoose, Kola Nut Holder from Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1950s
Woman Carrying Baby in a Papoose, Kola Nut Holder ...
Early 20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Wood
Carved wooden kola nut holder, depicting a woman carrying a baby in a papoose and holding a bowl overhead, from Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1950s There is a small crack in the wood on one sid...
Okuta Platter Set "Set of Two"

Okuta Platter Set "Set of Two"
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sub-Saharan African Dinner Plates
Beech
This solid beech wood Okuta round decorative plate is guaranteed to dress your table elegantly. Handmade in Portugal, its minimalistic and organic design ensures that it fits seamlessly...
Woman Sacrificing Holding Offering Bowl, Yoruba People, Nigeria, 1940s

By Yoruba People
Woman Sacrificing Holding Offering Bowl, Yoruba Pe...
Yoruba People
Mid-20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Wood
Carved wooden sculpture depicting a woman sacrificing holding an offering bowl, Yoruba People, Nigeria, 1940s There is a small old chip on the top, please refer to the photos. T...
Male Full Mount Taxidermy Burchell's Plains Zebra ...
2010s Sub-Saharan African Collectibles and Curiosities
Zebra Hide
A wonderful example of a male taxidermy full mount South African Burchell's (Plains) Zebra: Equus Quagga, on ebonized stand.     
Huge Folk Art Cameroon  Beaded Bird Bowl Centerpiece, Vintage

Huge Folk Art Cameroon Beaded Bird Bowl Centerpie...
Mid-20th Century Folk Art Sub-Saharan African Bowls and Baskets
Wood
Mid-Century huge beaded wood bird bowl, a wood form bowl in the shape of a bird with colorful beaded design throughout the surface, most likely from Cameroon-Africa. A unique rarity!! C...
High Back Recliner in Original Fabric, Designed by Folke Ohlsson
High Back Recliner in Original Fabric, Designed by...
Folke Ohlsson
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sub-Saharan African Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Adjustable high back recliner with original fabric, designed by Folke Ohlsson, manufactured by DUX, Sweden, circa 1960s. Unrestored item, please note slight tear on the buttoned back...
Set of Six 19th Century African Woven Baskets with...
Antique Late 19th Century Sub-Saharan African Bowls and Baskets
Reed
Set of six 19th century African woven baskets with lids, Mali. Collection in graduating sizes. Some with handles. Some handles unattached. Wear consistent with age. Measures: Three m...
Modern Okuta Hex Hand-Carved Serving Tray in Beech and Brass
Modern Okuta Hex Hand-Carved Serving Tray in Beech...
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sub-Saharan African Serving Pieces
Brass, Beech
Functional, yet stylish and artistic, the Okuta tray offers a fun and playful way to serve afternoon tea, canapés or simply for keeping your trinkets in order. With each tray made from ...
Pair of Faux Resin Elephant Tusks on Ebonized Bases
Pair of Faux Resin Elephant Tusks on Ebonized Base...
2010s Sub-Saharan African Collectibles and Curiosities
Resin
Fantastic pair of large faux resin elephant tusks on shaped ebonized bases. Wonderful realistic quality. Priced per pair (two pairs available) Base dimensions: 39cm x 39cm x 49cm. ...
Senufo Tribe Figure of a Hornbill

Senufo Tribe Figure of a Hornbill
20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Metal, Wood
This is a sculpture of a hornbill from the Senufo Tribe located in Ivory Coast, Africa. Hornbill figures, called Setien or Porpianong, were used by the Lo and Poro societies. A symbol o...
Early 20th Century Ivorian Senufo Lidded Gourd Ves...
Early 20th Century Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Other, Hide, Iron, Wood
With strips of hide and hand-forged iron staples, Senufo women combined wood and gourd into a lightweight water vessel. While terra cotta was ideal for vessels in the home, this more po...
Early 20th Century Malian Dogon Water Vessel
Early 20th Century Malian Dogon Water Vessel
Early 20th Century Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Terracotta
Women in the Dogon Tribe in Mali found economic independence through their skill with pottery. Everyday objects, like this water vessel, received detailed attention from these craftswom...
Early 19th Century Nigerian Nupe Water Vessel
Early 19th Century Nigerian Nupe Water Vessel
Antique Early 19th Century Sub-Saharan African Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
The Nupe people of Nigeria were touted as some of the finest ceramicists in Africa and even everyday objects like this water vessel received detailed attention. The form and glaze of th...
Senufo Equestrian Figure

Senufo Equestrian Figure
Mid-20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Wood
This elegantly carved horse with seated rider dates to the mid-20th century. Carved softwood, species unknown. In Senufo art, the horse symbolizes power and here it is overpowered by th...
Early 19th Century Ghanaian Lobi Water Vessel
Early 19th Century Ghanaian Lobi Water Vessel
Early 20th Century Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Terracotta
The Lobi peoples of Ghana and Burkina Faso have a deep focus on agriculture, leaving less of their time for artistic endeavors. This difference in focus makes a decorated vessel such as...
Small Yoruba Figure of a Woman Sculpture

Small Yoruba Figure of a Woman Sculpture
20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Wood
Figure of a Yoruba mother surmounted by a bird. The bird is a symbol of a mother in a transformed state. The Yoruba people inhabits modern day Nigeria, Togo, and Benin.
Early 20th Century Ivorian Low Senufo Stool
Early 20th Century Ivorian Low Senufo Stool
Early 20th Century Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Wood
Hand-carved from a single, solid block of wood, each Senufo stool has a unique personality as a modern sculpture, seat, or table. The irregular strokes and diminutive nature are telltal...
Ethiopian Tribal Chair

Ethiopian Tribal Chair
20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Chairs
Mahogany
Ethiopian tribal chair; hand-carved mahogany, made from a single piece of wood, circa 20th century.
Early 20th Century Burkinabe Storage Vessel
Early 20th Century Burkinabe Storage Vessel
Early 20th Century Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Ceramic
Ovoid pots were an elegant storage solution in African tribal life. This beautifully balanced example is attributed to the Toussian people of Western Burkina Faso. Masterfully made to p...
Pair of Vintage African Gold and Tan Woven Decorative Pillows
Pair of Vintage African Gold and Tan Woven Decorat...
Vintage 1920s Tribal Sub-Saharan African Textiles
Linen, Metallic Thread, Down, Feathers, Cotton
Pair of Vintage African gold and tan Yoruba textile African pillows. Woven strings of textiles to create a tribal pattern. Gold metallic threads are embroidery thru the base cloth. Hand...
“Reflections” Opal Stone Sculpture by Ishmael Chitayo

“Reflections” Opal Stone Sculpture by Ishmael Chit...
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
“Reflections” hand-carved opal stone Zimbabwean sculpture by Ishmael Chitayo Artist: Ishmael Chitayo Measures: 103 x 40 x 20 cm/40.5 x 16 x 8 inches Comes with Certificate Authentica...
Premier Quality Taxidermy Burchell's Zebra Shoulde...
21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Sub-Saharan African Collectibles an...
Fur, Zebra Hide
Premier quality shoulder mounts taxidermied Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) from South Africa. Burchell's zebra is a southern African subspecies of the plains zebra. It was n...
Pair of African Brown Woven Decorative Pillows with Tribal Pattern
Pair of African Brown Woven Decorative Pillows wit...
Vintage 1930s Tribal Sub-Saharan African Textiles
Linen, Down, Feathers, Cotton
Pair of vintage African pillows with tribal design in a mud cloth. Traditional tribal design in shades of light and dark brown with natural textured linen backing. Handcrafted and desig...
Fine Burchell Zebra Rug

Fine Burchell Zebra Rug
Late 20th Century Sub-Saharan African Moroccan and North African Rugs
Zebra Hide
Nicely contrasted and scaled (measured nose to tail). A large hide with felt backing.
Rug, Wildebeest Hide

Rug, Wildebeest Hide
21st Century and Contemporary Organic Modern Sub-Saharan African More Carpe...
Hide
Decorative wildebeest hide from South Africa.
Zebra Rug

Zebra Rug
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sub-Saharan African More Carpets
Zebra Hide
Decorative zebra rug. The hide is backed with black wool felt and trimmed with leather all around. The measurement is from the nose to the rump. The tail is not included in the measurem...
Vintage Zebra Ottoman

Vintage Zebra Ottoman
Vintage 1970s Organic Modern Sub-Saharan African Ottomans and Poufs
Zebra Hide
Beautiful zebra ottoman.
Taxidermy, Zebra, Vintage

Taxidermy, Zebra, Vintage
Vintage 1970s Campaign Sub-Saharan African Collectibles and Curiosities
Zebra Hide
Vintage zebra taxidermy, circa 1970, South Africa. Very good condition.
Zebra Hide Rug

Zebra Hide Rug
21st Century and Contemporary Campaign Sub-Saharan African More Carpets
Zebra Hide
A beautiful zebra hide rug backed with wool fabric and trimmed with leather. This zebra hide is unusually light in color which is very hard to find.
Early 20th Century Exotic Wood Food Bowl
Early 20th Century Exotic Wood Food Bowl
Early 20th Century Sub-Saharan African Bowls and Baskets
Early 20th century exotic wood food bowl, Mali, West Africa.
Mid-Century African Style Purpose-Built Bronze Lamp Construction

Mid-Century African Style Purpose-Built Bronze Lam...
20th Century Sub-Saharan African Table Lamps
Bronze, Foil
A very fine Mid-Century cast bronze lamp. The base is 20th century in the style of African bronzes from the Kingdom of Benin. Extraordinary sculpture with lovely patina combined with...
Pair of Colonial Bronze Leopards from Benin, Purpose Built Lamp Construction
Pair of Colonial Bronze Leopards from Benin, Purpo...
Unknown
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Sub-Saharan African Table Lamps
Bronze, Foil
A pair of very fine midcentury cast bronze leopards from Benin arranged with a specially designed lamp construction and socle. The rectangular lampshades are hand-painted in taupe-grey...
Ashanti African Tribal Elephant Stool

Ashanti African Tribal Elephant Stool
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Wood
Ashanti or Asanti tribal stool early to mid-20th century in the form of an elephant. Great patination and carving and good signs of use. One of the tusks has been broken which should be...
Dagalo African Lobi Tribal Deck Chair Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast
Dagalo African Lobi Tribal Deck Chair Burkina Faso...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sub-Saharan African Chairs
Wood
Lobi Tribal Dagalo deck chair from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast. Carved from a single piece of wood with the normal characteristics of the Lobi tribe, this seat was used by men only.
Late 19th Century West African Helmet Mask

By Senufo
Late 19th Century West African Helmet Mask
Senufo
Antique Late 19th Century Sub-Saharan African Masks
A late 19th century West African helmet mask from the Senufo tribe. Blackened wood and kaolin on the eye level.
Antique African Carved Mask/Head Dress

Antique African Carved Mask/Head Dress
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Sub-Saharan African Masks
Animal Skin, Grasscloth, Wood
Antique Afriacn carved mask/head dress from the estate/collection of Gore Vidal, Early 20th century. Congo.
Antique African Mother and Child Carved Statue, Ethiopia
Antique African Mother and Child Carved Statue, Et...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Primitive Sub-Saharan African Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Antique African carved figures of mother and child. Likely Ethiopian.
Large Figurative African 'Mangbetu' Anthropomorphi...
20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Terracotta
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 to...
Large Figurative African 'Mangbetu' Anthropomorphic Vessel/ Jar
Large Figurative African 'Mangbetu' Anthropomorphi...
20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Terracotta
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 to...
Very Large Hand-Carved Malachite Lion from the Congo
Very Large Hand-Carved Malachite Lion from the Con...
21st Century and Contemporary Grand Tour Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Malachite
Very large carved Malachite African lion. This piece was hand-carved in the Congo out of one solid piece of malachite.
Warthog Tureen Centrepiece Ceramic Sculpture from Ardmore, South Africa

By Qiniso Mungwe, Elvis Mkhize
Warthog Tureen Centrepiece Ceramic Sculpture from ...
Qiniso Mungwe, Elvis Mkhize
2010s Folk Art Sub-Saharan African Soup Tureens
Ceramic
Unique and stunning warthog tureen-centrepiece by Ardmore, from South Africa. Sculpted by Qiniso Mungwe, painted by Elvis Mkhize, and signed by both artists. Ardmore ceramic art was e...
Bird Bowl, Ceramic Sculpture by Ardmore from South Africa

By Qiniso Mungwe, Siyabonga Mabaso
Bird Bowl, Ceramic Sculpture by Ardmore from South...
Qiniso Mungwe, Siyabonga Mabaso
21st Century and Contemporary Folk Art Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Ceramic
Bird bowl, ceramic sculpture by Ardmore from South Africa. Sculpted by Qiniso Mungwe, painted by Siyabonga Mabaso 25" x 17" x 7" H. Ardmore ceramic art was established by Fée Halsted a...
Midcentury Multicolor Striped African Textile from Nigeria
Midcentury Multicolor Striped African Textile from...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Textiles
Cotton
African textile from Nigeria, hand-loomed cotton with beautiful hand-dyed in ikat style in indigo, magenta, green and natural white. This textile was produced by the Yoruba tribe who ar...
African Kuba Knife

By Kuba People
African Kuba Knife
Kuba People
Early 20th Century Tribal Sub-Saharan African Tribal Art
Iron, Wood
This African knife, with a flared iron blade and a wooden handle, was made in the Congo by the Kuba people.
Large-Scale Vintage African Beaded Head Sculpture
Large-Scale Vintage African Beaded Head Sculpture
Mid-20th Century Sub-Saharan African Sculptures
Clay, Beads
Intricately carved and beaded African head sculpture. Glass beads over clay base. Very striking and unusual.
Zimmerman of Nairobi Zebra Campaign Stools

By Harold Zimmerman Collection
Zimmerman of Nairobi Zebra Campaign Stools
Harold Zimmerman Collection
20th Century Arts and Crafts Sub-Saharan African Footstools
Zebra Hide
Set of three folding stools by Zimmerman of Nairobi, Kenya, circa 1950. Original leather and Zebra hide with gold stamped logo to each.
Sculptural Bowl

By Ronel Jordaan
Sculptural Bowl
Ronel Jordaan
2010s Sub-Saharan African Bowls and Baskets
Felt
Sculptural bowl in dark grey and silver metallic felt. Designed and made by Ronel Jordaan, South Africa, 2016.
Door from the Dogon Tribe

Door from the Dogon Tribe
Dogon Tribe
Vintage 1980s Sub-Saharan African Doors and Gates
Wood
Hand-carved door from Mali, Africa. Carved in the style of the Dogon Tribe. Made from two planks from a huge tree, carved with many types of symbolism on the front.