Auction 12.12.2000

Christie's
Amsterdam

Datum der Auktion: 12.12.2000

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A NORTHWEST COAST BONE TRAP STICK

A NORTHWEST COAST BONE TRAP STICK The flat rectangular head finial surmounted by a quadruped, tapered stick below, creamy patina 26.5cm. high

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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FOUR INUIT MINIATURE IVORY CARVINGS

FOUR INUIT MINIATURE IVORY CARVINGS Two half figures, one with incised waisted body; and two bird gaming pieces, creamy patinas 3.2cm. to 5.6cm. long (4

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN INUIT BONE MASK

AN INUIT BONE MASK With pierced lenticular eyes and slit mouth, pierced about the border 18cm. high

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A PAPUAN GULF CHARM AND AN AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINE SCORCHED BAOBOB NUT

A PAPUAN GULF CHARM AND AN AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINE SCORCHED BAOBOB NUT The first of carved coconut with engraved ornament about the face heightened with lime; the baobob nut with engraved design of stylised animals 11.5cm. and 20cm. long (2

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A HUON GULF HEADREST

A HUON GULF HEADREST The support carved as two stylised human figures with hands on knees below a curved element with notched border and central pierced circle, curved oval top, dark glossy patina 15.5cm. high

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A NEW GUINEA MASK, PANEL AND ORNAMENT

A NEW GUINEA MASK, PANEL AND ORNAMENT The mask with noched border at the chin, pierced twice for suspension; the panel of tapered form carved in high relief with two birds and a stylised figure, crusty black patina; the ornament with ovula shell to each side, suspending woven fibre tassels with

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A LOMBOK MASK AND A DAYAK TRAP STICK

A LOMBOK MASK AND A DAYAK TRAP STICK The mask with oval face and pierced lenticular eyes, a scrolling band carved in relief about the face, the mouth with carved teeth; the stick with crouching figure finial and long tapered shaft, dark patinas 22.5cm. and 50cm. high (2

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A TIMOR SPOON AND A LOMBOK HANDLE

A TIMOR SPOON AND A LOMBOK HANDLE The horn spoon with pierced finial incorporating a bird's head, oval bowl; the handle carved as a bird gripping a snake in its beak, bone inlaid eyes 11cm. and 8cm. high (2

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 400 NLG - 600 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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three dogon figures

three dogon figures A standing male with small triangular head and upraised arms; a seated male, the cross-hatched coiffure with stepped topknot; and a staff top with kneeling female figure 22cm. to 25cm. high (3

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a rare kurumba female figure

a rare kurumba female figure Seated on a solid stool, the hands placed on the knees, the head with cap-like coiffure, long neck, incised scarification about the face and body, pierced twice through the head 24.5cm. high

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BAMBARA FEMALE FIGURE

A BAMBARA FEMALE FIGURE Standing with the hands on the hips, conical breasts, median crested coiffure, engraved ornament about the body, on waisted circular base with notched border, a cavity in the back of the coiffure, black oily patina 22cm. high

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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FOUR BAMBARA ARTEFACTS

FOUR BAMBARA ARTEFACTS A plaque carved in high relief with a standing female figure, reddish patina; an oval panel pierced about the border, head finial and carved breasts, black patina; a maskette with metal eyes, dark glossy patina; and a clapper with carved breasts and incised ornament 11.5cm. to

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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THREE DOGON FIGURES

THREE DOGON FIGURES Two standing with upraised arms, crusty patinas; the third with raised circular eyes and grooved rectangular beard, the hands holding a panel joined to the pectorals, dark glossy patina 16cm. to 20cm. high (3

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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two dogon figures and an animal

two dogon figures and an animal The figures with arms carved in relief, the animal with curved tail, all with very thick black patina 11cm. to 20cm. (3

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN UNUSUAL BAGA DANCE HEADDRESS

AN UNUSUAL BAGA DANCE HEADDRESS Of Janus form, the lozenge-shaped panel with the features carved in stepped layers, whitened eyes above the slender nose to each side, a lozenge at the top with a band of lozenges in relief, whitened ears to the sides, black patina 37.5cm. wide

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 10.000 NLG - 15.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A LARGE SIERRA LEONE MASK

A LARGE SIERRA LEONE MASK The face with pierced eyes and serrated beard bordering the face, embossed metal panels to cheeks, brows, forehead and nose, curved horns above, black patina 45cm. high

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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FOUR TOMA SMALL MASKETTES

FOUR TOMA SMALL MASKETTES One with long beak and short horns, the others each with overhanging brow above the nose, one with grooves about the face, dark encrusted patinas 20.5cm. high (4

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a dan small mask

a dan small mask With pierced eyes and mouth, incised brows, a band of blue and white cloth forming a beard, pierced about the border, glossy black patina 16.5cm. high

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a dan small mask

a dan small mask Pierced slits to the whitened eyes, the lozenge-shaped mouth with four inset white metal teeth, raised vertical ridge to forehead, double hatched band to hairline 16.5cm. high

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a fine dan passport mask

a fine dan passport mask Pierced twice below each conical eye, the mouth with four inset metal teeth, double raised band carved above the eyes and at the centre of the forehead, pierced about the border, raffia beard and cloth band about the top of the head, dark patina 14.5cm. high

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a fine bassa mask

a fine bassa mask The elaborate coiffure with eight blackened ridges inset with nails for retention of fibre costume, the hairline with seven raised knops with hatched and cross-hatched ornament, a cross-hatched band to the centre of forehead and nose, pierced eyes within grooved borders, the

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 10.000 NLG - 15.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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two dan passport masks

two dan passport masks Each with features in relief, one with grooves about the border, the other pierced about the border and with encrusted patina 14cm. and 12cm. high (2

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a dan mask

a dan mask The large pierced circular mouth with carved teeth, pierced eyes below reddened overhanging brow, vertical ridge to forehead, black patina 26.5cm. high

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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two dan passport masks and a dan ring

two dan passport masks and a dan ring The passport masks each with raised ridge to forehead, dark patinas, the ring with small attached mask with encrusted kaolin to eyes and mouth, dark patina 8.3cm. to 11.5cm. long (3

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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four dan passport masks

four dan passport masks One with projecting conical eyes and carved teeth in the pierced long snout, another with large circular eyes, another with long slender nose, the last with raised slender horizontal eyes, dark patinas 10cm. to 12cm. long (4

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 1.200 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A DAN MASK

A DAN MASK Traces of red cloth about the pierced circular eyes, the projecting triangular mouth with red cloth to the upper lip and red paint to the lower, six inset quill teeth, black patina 24cm. high

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 5.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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Three dan passport masks and a small mask

Three dan passport masks and a small mask One passport mask with pierced circular eyes and thickly encrusted patina; another of more slender form with raised ridge to forehead and encrusted patina, the last with pierced slit eyes and plaited fibre coiffure; the mask pierced through the eyes, cheeks

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a dan mask

a dan mask With metal borders to the pierced slit eyes, perforated brows above, the pierced open mouth with holes for insertion of teeth in the upper lip, two iron hooks to the top of the forehead, pierced about the border, dark glossy patina 23.5cm. high

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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TWO DAN HORN FETISHES

TWO DAN HORN FETISHES Each with attached wood mask and inset tufts of black hair, one secured with gum inset with cowries and abrus seeds, the other bound with cloth and gum, the mask with white metal eyes 18.5cm. and 20.5cm. long (2

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 1.200 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A DAN FEMALE FIGURE

A DAN FEMALE FIGURE Standing with the arms carved free of the body, the face with four inset metal teeth, whitened about the slit eyes, the coiffure in two median ridges with attached fibre plaits, incised scarification to upper chest, abdomen and back, dark patina 49cm. high

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 15.000 NLG - 20.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000