Auction 12.12.2000

Christie's
Amsterdam

Datum der Auktion: 12.12.2000

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A YORUBA FIGURE

A YORUBA FIGURE With quadrangular body, each face with different carved ornament, four heads below on circular base, the figure with incised lobed coiffure and scarified cheeks, dark patina 22cm. high

Los #: 136

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN ASHANTI CHEWING-STICK AND AN EWE FIGURE

AN ASHANTI CHEWING-STICK AND AN EWE FIGURE The first from Techiman, Brong-Ahafo The chewing-stick with carved female figure finial with long ringed neck and black patina; the male Ewe figure of cubistic form with large eyes in relief and dark glossy patina 14cm. and 15.5cm. high (2

Los #: 137

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a rare amulet

a rare amulet Probably Yoruba The flat rectangular panel carved as a stylised maternity figure with large disc headdress, the child at the mother's left shoulder, pierced twice for suspension, inscribed: W. Coast of Africa. (Sierra Leone District). 19cm. high

Los #: 138

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a rare yoruba equestrian figure

a rare yoruba equestrian figure The rider with incised coiffure with notched median ridge, holding the reins of the diminutive horse in one hand and an implement in the other, dark patina 16cm. high

Los #: 139

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 4.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A YORUBA SHANGO STAFF AND A PAIR OF FIGURES FOR ESHU

A YORUBA SHANGO STAFF AND A PAIR OF FIGURES FOR ESHU The small staff with kneeling female figure holding her breasts below the Shango emblem, a string of red and white beads at the base; the pair of kneeling figures for Eshu carved as a female holding her breasts and a male with blade-like

Los #: 140

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN UNUSUAL YORUBA VESSEL

AN UNUSUAL YORUBA VESSEL Carved as a standing maternity figure, the child at her back, the head stopper with engraved coiffure, blond patina 17cm. high

Los #: 141

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a yoruba stopper

a yoruba stopper Of shallow conical form, carved in high relief with two heads wearing caps, the arms carved in shallow relief on the stippled ground, three ridges about the border, remains of cloth about the cylindrical stem, dark patina 10cm. high

Los #: 142

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a fine yoruba female figure

a fine yoruba female figure By a member of the Igbuke family, Oyo Standing holding a bowl, the incised coiffure in two lobes, the large eyes with hatched borders, wearing a wrap-around skirt with incised hatched ornament, dark glossy patina 37.5cm. high

Los #: 143

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A YORUBA MATERNITY FIGURE

A YORUBA MATERNITY FIGURE Ekiti area, probably Efon-Alaye Kneeling holding a circular bowl before her in both hands, a child leaning backwards on each shoulder and another child spread-eagled at her back, tall incised median crested coiffure, on oval base, black patina 35cm. high

Los #: 144

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A YORUBA MATERNITY FIGURE

A YORUBA MATERNITY FIGURE The seated mother with the suckling child on her knees, grooved domed coiffure, black patina with encrustations 27.5cm. high

Los #: 145

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A RARE YORUBA STANDING FEMALE FIGURE

A RARE YORUBA STANDING FEMALE FIGURE 19th century Holding two staves with arrow tips, dark reddish brown patina, old label on the base inscribed: An African idol given to a Missionary at Abeokuta by a native convert 25cm. high 25cm. high

Los #: 146

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN IBO FIGURE

AN IBO FIGURE From near Awka Carved teeth in the rectangular mouth, grooved scarification to forehead, a panel of notched scarification to the back, dark patina 21cm. high

Los #: 147

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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TWO YORUBA CARVINGS

TWO YORUBA CARVINGS A figure of a kneeling hunter holding a pipe to his lips with one hand, the other holding a bow, a quiver on his back, remains of a bowl to the top of the head, on circular base; and a divination bowl, the support carved as a monkey eating a corn-cob, from Oyo or Ibadan 19cm. and

Los #: 149

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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TWO YORUBA FIGURES

TWO YORUBA FIGURES Each standing with carved skirt, an inverted conical projection on top of the head, one with hatched coiffure and short beard, the other with cap-like coiffure, eroded patina with some painted embellishments Each about 55cm. high (2

Los #: 150

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A YORUBA STAFF FOR ESHU

A YORUBA STAFF FOR ESHU The face with large eyes and carved beard, two metal coins on hide strap about the forehead, the long curved plait with bands of medicine bottles at each end and terminating in a mask, strings of cowries suspended from the neck, black patina 42cm. high

Los #: 151

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A EKOI SKIN-COVERED HEADDRESS

A EKOI SKIN-COVERED HEADDRESS Carved as a seated figure with separately carved arms and legs, inset wood teeth in the open mouth, raised keloids to temples, on rattan base 29cm. high

Los #: 152

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BENIN HEAD

A BENIN HEAD Uhumwelao , for the ancestral altars With carved coral headdress and choker, feather to one side, some applied brass strips, extensive erosion 49cm. high

Los #: 153

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a fine small ibibio mask

a fine small ibibio mask Raised bands of keloids to temples and forehead, the pierced open mouth with carved teeth, a projecting panel from the front of the blackened coiffure, remains of black and white pigment 15cm. high

Los #: 154

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN IBIBIO MASK

AN IBIBIO MASK Of hemispherical form carved as the head of an antelope with small eyes and ears in relief, long snout of triangular section, short tapered horns, dark patina 41cm. high

Los #: 155

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A SUPERB IBO MASK

A SUPERB IBO MASK Omoku Ahoada , for the okoroshi masquerade With carved teeth in the pierced open mouth, naturalistic lips, pierced lenticular eyes, the elaborate blackened coiffure with horned projections and grooved lobes, a black band painted down the centre of the nose and forehead, traces of

Los #: 156

Schätzpreis: 15.000 NLG - 20.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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two ogoni masks

two ogoni masks One with articulated jaw inset with wooden teeth, surmounted by a quadruped; the other carved as an antelope's head, crusty black patinas 18.5cm. to 24.5cm. high (2

Los #: 158

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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an ogoni antelope mask

an ogoni antelope mask With large pierced drop-shaped eyes and spiral horns, engraved mouth, pierced about the border, crusty black patina 36.5cm. high

Los #: 159

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE AFIKPO MASK

A FINE AFIKPO MASK The whitened face with pointed nose and blackened crescent mouth, pierced eyes, notched horizontal band to the blackened coiffure, plaited raffia about the border 16.5cm. high

Los #: 160

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A KAKA FIGURE

A KAKA FIGURE Standing with the arms carved free of the body and the hands at the groin, the head with incised coiffure and a vertical tapered projection from the top, dark encrusted patina 48.5cm. high

Los #: 161

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a lobi male figure

a lobi male figure Standing with the legs splayed, the arms carved in relief to the sides, cap-like coiffure 52cm. high

Los #: 162

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A CAMEROON 'ROYAL' BELL

A CAMEROON 'ROYAL' BELL The finial carved as two figures carrying a leopard on a litter, a twisted serpent to each side, flared iron bell, dark patina with scorched embellishments 53cm. high

Los #: 163

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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an idoma headdress

an idoma headdress Carved as a seated female figure in European-style chair, her hands held upwards, the face with inset wood teeth, white buttons attached to the top of the coiffure, the legs secured to the body with wood pegs, on domed base, crusty patina 47cm. high

Los #: 165

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A NORTHERN NIGERIAN VESSEL

A NORTHERN NIGERIAN VESSEL Probably from the Plateau area The deep oval bowl with arms carved free of the body to the sides, curved horns above, glossy black patina 3cm. high

Los #: 166

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN IJAW WATER SPIRIT HEADDRESS

AN IJAW WATER SPIRIT HEADDRESS The face with coins inset in the eyes flanked by mirror panel to each side, the projecting rectangular mouth with carved teeth, carved teeth in the long pierced jaws below, the flared panel above with three angled projections, crusty black patina 110cm. long

Los #: 167

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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an angas helmet mask

an angas helmet mask Of woven fibre with large pierced rectangular eyes and mouth, covered with abrus seeds and suspending tassels of abrus seeds with cotton fringe 32cm. high

Los #: 168

Schätzpreis: 1.200 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000