Auction 07.12.1998

Christie's
Amsterdam

Datum der Auktion: 07.12.1998

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an angamassalik small ivory figure

an angamassalik small ivory figure Standing wearing a parka with grooved borders inlaid with red and black pigment, the blackened coiffure in double chignon at the back, carved boots, creamy patina 7cm. high

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 700 NLG - 900 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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three hopi kachinas

three hopi kachinas The largest with rectangular beak-like mouth on the oval-section head, the arms carved in relief holding an implement in one hand, wearing flared skirt, painted white, black and yellow, another of similar form with cylindrical mouth, painted white, black and red, the third a

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 8.000 NLG - 12.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a surinam stool

a surinam stool The slightly concave shaped rectangular seat with elaborate pierced scrolling ornament, the two rectangular supports similarly carved and joined by two winged struts, glossy patina 28cm. high

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a guyana pole club

a guyana pole club The flared head carved with parallel grooves and with conical tip, the lower section bound with woven light and dark brown raffia, carved grooves about the base, the flared grooved butt with conical finial 122cm. long

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a jalisco pottery seated figure

a jalisco pottery seated figure The right hand raised to the turban-like headdress of the long oval face, the chin resting on the left arm, the hand of which is placed in the raised right knee, applied discs at the shoulders 28cm. high

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a costa rica tripod vessel

a costa rica tripod vessel Of spherical form with long cylindrical neck on four tapered feet modelled with lizards 36cm. high

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 300 NLG - 500 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a baga altar head

a baga altar head Of rounded form with long tapered mouth, grooved flared projection at the back, panels of incised ornament about the face and head, on three legged circular base 99cm. long

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 1.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a fine we mask

a fine we mask With four inset teeth in the projecting mouth, pierced slits to the raised eyes, broad nose, the cloth lower border suspending brass bells, circular brass pendants and metal chains, dark patina 34cm. high

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a we mask

a we mask Triangular projections above the broad nose, a curved ridge above the pierced slit eyes, the triangular mouth with white painted teeth, fur panels applied to the domed forehead and chin, some inset brass upholstery nails about the face, white painted embellishments 29cm. high

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a dan mask

a dan mask With narrow pierced eyes below the arched brows in relief, small pierced lozenge mouth, grooved about the border, glossy black patina 24cm. high

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 5.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a bassa mask

a bassa mask With pierced circular eyes below the notched angled brow, the cross-hatched coiffure in two ridges, pierced broad mouth, pierced about the border, dark glossy patina 21.5cm. high

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 1.600 NLG - 2.400 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a dan mask

a dan mask Six inset teeth in the pierced mouth, whitened about the pierced eyes, wood pegs in the chin for retention of hide or cloth (missing), plaited fibre cord about the chin, cloth ring about the top of the head with three inset wood cylinders, black patina 36cm. high

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a mende helmet mask

a mende helmet mask For the Sande society, the face with small features, pierced through the crescent eyes, three tall crests to the coiffure, the central crest with notched border, glossy black patina 47cm. high

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a mende helmet mask

a mende helmet mask For the Sande society, the small triangular face with pierced crescent eyes, wearing cylindrical headgear, black patina 30cm. high

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a bwa butterfly mask

a bwa butterfly mask The flat oval central section grooved and coloured with two pairs of concentric circles, a hooked nose above projecting pierced mouth and below another projection, the panels each side with painted triangular motif and fretted borders 121cm. wide

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a mossi flute

a mossi flute Of long slender form, the flared mouthpiece with two engraved dots forming eyes, long slender arms to the sides, the body wrapped in reptilian skin, dark glossy patina 42cm. long

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a bamana mask

a bamana mask Of triangular form with pierced square eyes flanking the long slender nose, the flared end of which has inserted iron nail, crusty black patina 47cm. long

Los #: 41

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a fine toma mask

a fine toma mask Of oval form with notched band above the short nose which continues as a shallow ridge to the curved rim, a faceted cylindrical cornelian bead within mud matrix at the tip, carved teeth and narrow tongue in the open jaws, two pairs of horns above, those in front curved to meet at

Los #: 42

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a bamana mask

a bamana mask Of slender form with tapered chin, conical projections below the large pierced rectangular eyes flanking the long slender nose, shallow domed crown with attached length of cloth, crusty patina 57cm. long

Los #: 43

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a bamana mask

a bamana mask The slightly concave oval face with pierced square eyes flanking the slender nose, pierced mouth at the rim, slender cylindrical projections above and small central knob, glossy black patina 43cm. long

Los #: 44

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a bamana mask

a bamana mask With long tapered snout, high domed forehead with central conical projection, large oval ears, pierced rectangular eyes, black patina 54cm. long

Los #: 45

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a bamana antelope headdress, chi wara

a bamana antelope headdress, chi wara The antelope on angled legs, a pierced panel on chevrons on its back, perhaps representing the stylized legs of a smaller animal, long curved horns above, surmounted by a seated female figure with outstretched legs, the long face with tall incised coiffure

Los #: 46

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a pair of bamana antelope headdresses

a pair of bamana antelope headdresses Male and female, each with tall spiralling horns, notched ornament about the bodies and horns, the male with pierced mane, the female with young on her back and with copper embellishments to the face and horns, dark glossy patinas, each on woven fibre cap

Los #: 47

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a fine and rare dogon horseman

a fine and rare dogon horseman The rider seated on a saddle with one arm raised with clenched fist, the other held to the horse's neck, carved necklace suspending five rectangular pendants, a carved zigzag band across the prominent pectorals, the face with prominent pointed nose and jutting short

Los #: 53

Schätzpreis: 60.000 NLG - 100.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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five west african artifacts

five west african artifacts A heddle pulley with head finial; a Fanti doll with rectangular head; a Cameroon pottery pipe bowl modelled as a figure with large head; a standing figure with hands on the abdomen; and a Yoruba house of the head of cloth and hide sewn with cowries 15.5cm. to 31cm. high

Los #: 55

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a senufu door

a senufu door Carved with three panels, the central one carved in relief with a geometric pattern and eight birds, the lower one with various animals and the upper panel with figures, animals and masks, brown to black patina 130cm. x 63cm

Los #: 56

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a guro mask

a guro mask The oval face with pierced eyes, slender nose and mouth with triple scarification each side, keloid clusters to temples and cheeks, short plump horns above the narrow grooved coiffure, triangles about the flanged border, on domed base 33cm. high

Los #: 59

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a baule goli mask

a baule goli mask With flat circular face, the rectangular mouth with carved teeth, the conical eyes within engraved teardrops, the curved horns above with whitened grooves, painted red and white on a black ground 47cm. high

Los #: 63

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a senufo kpelie mask

a senufo kpelie mask The slender face with slit eyes and bands of scarification flanking the slender nose, a comb carved above the grooved coiffure, glossy patina 24cm. high

Los #: 66

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998

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a senufo brass kpelie mask

a senufo brass kpelie mask With projecting panels to each side of the face, the flared projection above with two crocodiles cast in relief 27cm. high

Los #: 67

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 07.12.1998