Auction 11.11.1993

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Datum der Auktion: 11.11.1993

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A BIDJOGO SPIRIT FIGURE, vian

A BIDJOGO SPIRIT FIGURE, vian On round partially eroded base, simple tapering torso with square shoulders, thick ridged neck supporting oval head with pointed chin, with flat face, long nose, eyes inlaid perhaps with bone, red and black pigment. 18 1/2in. (47cm.) high

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A BAGA MASK, nalu

A BAGA MASK, nalu Of elongated oval form, the open rectangular mouth below showing square teeth, prominent nose, coiffure with median crest, parallel grooves on each side, two conjoined flat curving horns at top. 24in. (61cm.) high

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A MENDE BUNDU MASK

A MENDE BUNDU MASK Of cylindrical form with small diamond shaped face, pierced semi-circular eyes, arched lids, coiffure ridged with many animal horns, tripartite crest above surmounted by four seated bird forms. 14 1/4in. (36.2cm.) high

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A FINE FEMALE DAN FIGURE

A FINE FEMALE DAN FIGURE With legs apart, arms and hands to sides, long thin breasts, thick neck with round head, open mouth showing metal teeth, ridged nose, slitted eyes with white pigment in bas-relief around eyes coming to two points at temples, ridged coiffure decorated with braided fiber, body

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DAN MASK

A DAN MASK Of oval form with pierced round eyes, large, sharply protruding diamond shaped mouth, prominent nose bulging forehead, dark brown patina, holes for suspension around periphery. 8 1/2in. (21.5cm.) high

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A BAULE MALE FIGURE

A BAULE MALE FIGURE Standing on cylindrical base, elongated legs, arms carved in relief on body, hands to abdomen, long neck, large cylindrical knobbed beard, heart shaped face, scarifications at temples on each side and on back and sides of neck, crested coiffure along median ridge, thick encrusted

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A BAULE MONKEY FIGURE

A BAULE MONKEY FIGURE Standing with flexed legs, heavy buttocks, arms bent and sensitively carved hands held in front of chest, holding small bowl, head thrown back with pointed open mounth, circular ears, overhanging brow, brown encrusted patina with abrasions. 21 in. (53.3cm.) high

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A BAULE FEMALE FIGURE

A BAULE FEMALE FIGURE Standing on straight legs with hands carved resting below navel, pointed breasts, long neck supporting heart shaped face with rectangular mouth, nose with flared nostrils, oval eyes under arched brows, large ears and elaborate coiffure, insect damage to legs and buttocks, neck

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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TWO BAULE PULLEYS

TWO BAULE PULLEYS One with the undecorated panel surmounted with a water buffalo and a human head joined by a bar at their back, the buffalo with square jaw line, large mouth, the human with protruding mouth, tressed beard, rubbed dark brown patina. The other with open socket surmounted by

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A GURO FACE MASK

A GURO FACE MASK Oval face surmounted by a standing bird leaning forward, geometrically carved coiffure, small ears, three scarifications on forehead, arched brows, open slitted eyes, large naturalistic nose, protruding open mouth showing teeth, white pigment at mouth and coiffure, red on face and

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A GURO FACE MASK

A GURO FACE MASK Oval form with flat top, face confined to lower half of mask, horizontal brows, open square eyes, narrow flaring nose, open mouth with slightly pursed lips, forehead with ridge in middle, row of upholstery tack in a line in middle, thick dark brown patina. 10 3/4in. (27.5cm.) high

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A GURO FACE MASK

A GURO FACE MASK With pronounced bulging forehead bisected by ridge scalloped coiffure, pronounced triangular nose, pierced lips, rounded open mouth, heavy rounded chin with fiber beard, deeply inset slitted eyes, dark brown patina. 11 3/8in. (29.9cm.) high

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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AN IVORY COAST FIGURE

AN IVORY COAST FIGURE Standing with legs eaten away below knees, knotted belt around abdomen, large hands held crossed, with palms facing upward, the right over the left before chest, oval head with braided coiffure, five plaits to each side, dark brown patina, possibly Atie. 7 1/4in. (18.5cm.) high

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A BAMANA FEMALE FIGURE

A BAMANA FEMALE FIGURE Standing on triangular legs, flat horizontal formed hips, long arms to sides, hands at hips, sharply protruding abdomen, square shoulders, large cone shaped breasts, round head with forward thrust chin, straight nose, slitted eyes, large semi-lunate ears, parallel incisions

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A BAMANA FEMALE FIGURE

A BAMANA FEMALE FIGURE Standing with legs apart, horizontal defined hips, angular arms to sides, hands at hips, protruding abdomen prominent breasts, square shoulders and neck, oval head with large u-shaped ears, broad flat nose, flat cheeks with hatched incisions, thin closed eyes, hatched

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DOGON STANDING FIGURE

A DOGON STANDING FIGURE Standing on bent legs with straight torso, horizontal breasts and arms raised above the head, worn facial features revealing traces of an arrow shaped nose and rectangular mouth. 11in. (28cm.) high

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DOGON FIGURE

A DOGON FIGURE Standing on cylindrical base with short flexed legs, oval protruding abdomen, prominent breasts, large head with heavy spade-like beard and stylized features, both hands raised, the hands clasped, thick encrusted brown patina. 14in. (35.6cm.) high

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DOGON FIGURE

A DOGON FIGURE Standing on flexed legs, elongated and protruding abdomen, small breasts, stylized facial features, large open mouth, arms raised with hands touching, rudimentary angular incisions on back, encrusted dark brown patina. 17 3/8in. (44.3cm.) high

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DOGON STANDING FIGURE

A DOGON STANDING FIGURE Of slender slightly arching form with raised arms, standing on cylindrical base with small breasts, facial features obscured, deep encrustation overall. 15 1/2in. (39.4cm.) high

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DOGON FIGURE

A DOGON FIGURE Standing on cylindrical base, vertical legs, knobs at knees, hands at abdomen with downward projecting appendage below, prominent breasts, oval head with stylized facial features, small pointed beard, large ears, median crest coiffure, thick brown patina. 9 5/8in. (24.5cm.) high

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DOGON FIGURE

A DOGON FIGURE Standing on partially broken cylindrical base, sharply flexed legs, arms to sides, hands at abdomen pointing downwards, horizontal breasts and shoulders, cylindrical neck, simplified facial features with arrow shaped nose, long cylindrical beard, head supporting flat bowl, brown

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DOGON FIGURE

A DOGON FIGURE Standing with arms to sides, hands at hips pointing downwards, thick flexed legs, elongated torso with round navel, columnar neck, face with rudimentary features, simple three part coiffure, ears carved at back of head, dark brown encrusted patina. 12 1/2in. (31.7cm.) high

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DOGON FIGURE

A DOGON FIGURE With elongated torso, protruding abdomen and breasts, stylized head with thick spade-like beard, attenuated arms held above the head with hands clasped, surmounted by a small knob, encrusted brown patina. 26 1/8in. (66.3cm.) high

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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DOGON TWIN FIGURES

DOGON TWIN FIGURES Two standing male and female figures on semicircular base with their backs against a flat plane, flexed legs, protruding abdomens and breasts, long necks, elongated heads, arms held vertically above heads, brown encrusted patina. 13 3/4in. (34.9cm.) high

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A PAIR OF DOGON TWIN FIGURES

A PAIR OF DOGON TWIN FIGURES Standing on an oval base, with elongated torsos, long necks, oval heads, indistinct facial features, right figure with hands to abdomen, left with right arm around back of figure on right, thick dark brown patina. 8in. (20.3cm.) high

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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TWO PAIRS OF DOGON FIGURES

TWO PAIRS OF DOGON FIGURES The larger, male and female with both hands raised over head, angular knees, breasts, abdomen, dark brown patina, the smaller on raised base, hands to hips, thick light brown patina. The first: 6 1/4in. (15.9cm.); the second: 4in. (10.2cm.) high (2

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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FOUR DOGON MINIATURE FIGURES

FOUR DOGON MINIATURE FIGURES All standing with hands to abdomen with oval faces, indistinct patinated features. First: 2 3/4in. (7cm.); second: 3 1/2in. (8.9cm.); third: 3 1/2in. (8.9cm.); fourth: 3 3/4in. (9.5cm.) (Not Shown) high (4

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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FIVE MINIATURE DOGON FIGURES

FIVE MINIATURE DOGON FIGURES Each standing with arms in relief, hands to abdomen, squared shoulders, oval heads mostly devoid of features, the largest with the right leg broken away. 6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) to 3 1/2in. (8.9cm.) high (5

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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TWO DOGON FIGURES AND A CHARM

TWO DOGON FIGURES AND A CHARM The standing figure on a cylindrical base, slightly flexed legs, arms to aides, hands pointing downwards at hips, squared shoulders, cylindrical neck supporting oval head, the seated figure of similar details, the charm consisting of three heads on a tri-lobed base, all

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993

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A DOGON FEMALE FIGURE

A DOGON FEMALE FIGURE Standing on abbreviated bent legs, full hips and rounded buttocks, supporting cylindrical torso with horizontal breasts, raised arms, elongated neck and narrow face with parted lips, protruding nose, encrusted surface overall and minor losses to the hands. 7 1/4in. (18cm.) high

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 11.11.1993