Auction 12.12.2000

Christie's
Amsterdam

Datum der Auktion: 12.12.2000

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TWO SENUFO FIGURES

TWO SENUFO FIGURES The smaller with arms in relief, the legs carved as a single block, median crested coiffure, the larger a female with arms carved free of the body and hands on hips, each with dark worn patina 11.5cm. and 15.5cm. high (2

Los #: 72

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 4.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN ASHANTI GROUP AND A FIGURE

AN ASHANTI GROUP AND A FIGURE The group carved as an executioner with one hand held to the back of the head of a captive with hands tied behind his back, the executioner with beads and a cowry about his neck, on oval base, black encrusted patina; the male figure with one hand held to his ear, seated

Los #: 73

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE BAMBARA SPOON

A FINE BAMBARA SPOON The head finial with lateral crest to the coiffure, a short length joining the chin to the stem, shallow oval bowl, dark glossy patina, on Inagaki base 15.5cm. long

Los #: 74

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a fine baule mask

a fine baule mask Of oval form, the pierced slit eyes with curved brows in relief above, small pierced mouth, finely hatched coiffure with two short blackened tufts above, pierced about the border, glossy brown patina 19cm. high

Los #: 75

Schätzpreis: 20.000 NLG - 30.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a superb senufo mask

a superb senufo mask Kpelié With pierced slit eyes and slender nose, projecting rectangular mouth, the face surrounded by panels with incised ornament, a projecting panel at the top carved in high relief with five rows of three bosses, flanked by curved horns, fine old dark patina 29.5cm. high

Los #: 76

Schätzpreis: 10.000 NLG - 15.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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THREE BAULE FIGURES

THREE BAULE FIGURES A slender standing female with scarification about the body and worn dark patina; another female with cloth loincloth and beads about the neck; and a small implement, the handle carved as a standing female figure, grooved bowl 16cm. to 22cm. high (3

Los #: 77

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE SENUFO MALE FIGURE

A FINE SENUFO MALE FIGURE Standing holding an axe against the right shoulder, carved loincloth, carved bag about the neck, the coiffure with serrated crest, on large feet, dark glossy patina 20cm. high

Los #: 78

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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two senufo figures

two senufo figures A standing male with tall median crested coiffure, the arms carved in relief to the sides, the hands with palms held forward; and a female with small lobes to the front and back of the cap-like coiffure, the arms carved free of the body with the hands on the abdomen, each on

Los #: 79

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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THREE BAULE CARVINGS

THREE BAULE CARVINGS A gong beater with bushcow mask finial and crescent beater; a handle of cylindrical form with two masks carved in high relief; and a musical instrument of long slender form with notched shaft and head finial, dark glossy patinas 22cm. to 45.5cm. long (3

Los #: 80

Schätzpreis: 2.500 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A TALL BAULE FEMALE FIGURE

A TALL BAULE FEMALE FIGURE With prominent conical breasts, the incised coiffure with lateral ridge, keloids to temples, dark glossy patina 49cm. high

Los #: 81

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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Four Mali figures

Four Mali figures Three female and a male, each standing with the arms carved free of the body, two with median crest to the coiffure, the male with cap-like coiffure, dark patinas, three on Inagaki bases 21.5cm. to 26.5cm. high (4

Los #: 82

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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Five senufo figures

Five senufo figures Two males and a female each with median crested coiffure and hands resting on the hips, on circular bases, and a pair of figures, male and female, the male with pierced crest to the coiffure, the female with drop-shaped lobe over the forehead, dark patinas, probably for use in

Los #: 83

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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Two small display masks

Two small display masks The Lobi of oval form with crisply carved features and scorched embellishments, old label on the reverse dated 1921, by Sikire Kambire of Gaoua, the Baule with curved horns, dark patina 21cm. and 23.5cm. high (2

Los #: 84

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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FIVE MALI FIGURES

FIVE MALI FIGURES A Dogon half figure with encrusted patina; a pair of Dogon small figures joined at the head, on single base; a Gurunsi female figure with hatching about the body; a Turka kneeling female figure; and a Bambara female figure with cubistic body and incised median crested coiffure

Los #: 85

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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FOUR MINIATURE BAULE FIGURES

FOUR MINIATURE BAULE FIGURES Three standing figures with arms carved in relief and with incised coiffures, one with red patina and carved shorts; and an equestrian figure, the rider with arms carved in relief to the sides 7.5cm. to 9.5cm. high (4

Los #: 86

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A fine and rare Baule ring

A fine and rare Baule ring The bezel carved as a mask with finely carved features, the coiffure with raised knop at the centre, the hatched hairline with inset kaolin 10cm. high

Los #: 87

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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FOUR MINIATURE CARVINGS

FOUR MINIATURE CARVINGS A Lobi pendant carved as a standing figure; a Mama female figure with truncated legs; a miniature Ashanti doll; and a whistle with head finial carved from two sections of wood lashed with rattan, perhaps Pende 8cm. to 12.5cm. high (4

Los #: 88

Schätzpreis: 400 NLG - 600 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE DOGON HANDLE

A FINE DOGON HANDLE Of cubistic form, carved as a half figure with the arms raised and the hands covering the narrow face, an iron band about the base, dark patina 10cm. high

Los #: 89

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BAULE GONG BEATER

A BAULE GONG BEATER The handle carved as a standing female figure with the arms carved in relief, incised coiffure, the crescent beater with carved geometric ornament and attached cloth panel, dark glossy patina 24.5cm. high

Los #: 90

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BAULE PAIR OF FIGURES

A BAULE PAIR OF FIGURES Male and female, each with cloth loin cloth and white beads about the neck and waist, scarified necks, the male with incised lateral crest to the coiffure, the female with incised median crest, black patinas 19cm. and 20.5cm. high (2

Los #: 91

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a fine and rare Baule rattle finial

a fine and rare Baule rattle finial Towa Of cylindrical form surmounted by two standing figures, male and female, the female with carved loincloth and incised median crested coiffure, the male with painted shorts, pierced about the base for attachment to gourd rattle, glossy patina with painted

Los #: 92

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a fine baule couple

a fine baule couple Male and female, each with one arm around the other's back, with raised keloids to temples, the female with median crested coiffure, the male with remnants of plaits to the elaborate coiffure, dark encrusted patina, on single oval base 25cm. high

Los #: 93

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN AKAN COMB

AN AKAN COMB Carved as a standing female figure with carved ornament about the body and diminutive head, raised arms supporting the tines above, scorched shorts 28.5cm. high

Los #: 94

Schätzpreis: 2.500 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A GURO SPOON

A GURO SPOON With horned head finial, carved flanges about the short stem, oval bowl, black patina 18cm. long

Los #: 95

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a superb pair of guro figures

a superb pair of guro figures Male and female painted black and red respectively, the former with one arm about the shoulders of the latter, the female with incised lobes to the coiffure and plaits to each side, a central oval at the hairline, scarification to neck and shoulders and between the

Los #: 96

Schätzpreis: 8.000 NLG - 12.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BAULE MALE FIGURE

A BAULE MALE FIGURE Standing with one hand held the the beard, the other before the abdomen, the latter with native repair to wrist, plaited fibre beard, incised coiffure, keloids in relief to chest, back and neck, dark glossy patina 15cm. high

Los #: 97

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 4.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BAULE MALE FIGURE

A BAULE MALE FIGURE Standing with the arms carved in relief and the hands on the abdomen, the coiffure with notched hairline and triangular lobe at the front, a V-shaped ridge on the forehead, carved armbands on the upper arms, a strap carved over one shoulder, concentric squares carved on the

Los #: 98

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a guro spoon and two mask finials

a guro spoon and two mask finials The spoon with stylised hornbill finial and oval bowl; the finials or stoppers carved as a buffalo and an antelope head respectively, dark patinas 5.5cm. to 19.5cm. high (3

Los #: 99

Schätzpreis: 1.200 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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Four ivory coast heddle pulleys

Four ivory coast heddle pulleys One of Janus form with curved horns; another with long snout to the stylised head; another with head finial; the last with stylised head finial with serrated border, dark patinas 14cm. to 19cm. high (4

Los #: 100

Schätzpreis: 5.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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THREE CATAPULTS

THREE CATAPULTS A Baule catapult, the grip carved as a bush cow mask with long horns; and two Gurunsi catapults carved as figures, their legs forming the arms of the catapults Each about 21cm. high (3

Los #: 101

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000