Auction 12.12.2000

Christie's
Amsterdam

Datum der Auktion: 12.12.2000

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A RARE IBIBIO MASK

A RARE IBIBIO MASK The domed face with large pierced circular eyes surrounded by reddened grooves, pierced through the nostrils and about the mouth, ears carved in relief to the sides, large domed forehead, black patina 31cm. high

Los #: 169

Schätzpreis: 5.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN OGONI MASK

AN OGONI MASK The domed oval face with tall median ridge above the cylindrical mouth, painted in black with trefoils at the corners of rhomboids about the pierced circular eyes, curved horns, dark patina 35cm. high

Los #: 170

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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AN IBIBIO MASK

AN IBIBIO MASK The pierced mouth with carved teeth, pierced lenticular eyes, bands of keloids carved in high relief on the forehead and temples, scalloped hairline, glossy black patina 24.5cm. high

Los #: 171

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A MAMA MALE FIGURE

A MAMA MALE FIGURE Standing on short splayed legs, broad shoulders, arms carved free of the body, the circular head with recessed circular eyes and slit mouth on the concave face, circular ears, dark encrusted patina, fibre necklace 42cm. high

Los #: 172

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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TWO NIGERIAN FIGURES

TWO NIGERIAN FIGURES An Urhobo male figure standing with the arms carved in relief, the head with median crested coiffure and large ears; and a small Ibo standing female figure with hands held to the breasts, on rectangular base with carved ornament, dark patinas 17cm. and 12cm. high (2

Los #: 173

Schätzpreis: 500 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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TWO WEST AFRICAN DISPLAY MASKS

TWO WEST AFRICAN DISPLAY MASKS One probably Agni with grooved coiffure and encrusted black patina, the other Yoruba with carved headdress, painted white and pink 18cm. and 17cm. high (2

Los #: 177

Schätzpreis: 600 NLG - 800 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a fang-style male figure

a fang-style male figure Standing with the left hand held to the chin, the right hand holding the left wrist, the heart-shaped face with crescent eyes in relief, carved teeth in the mouth, prominent ears and incised coiffure, grooved spine, black patina 25.5cm. high

Los #: 179

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE FANG CHARM

A FINE FANG CHARM The heart-shaped face with whitened eyes and incised brows, a pierced projection to the top of the head, the rectangular panel below pierced four times for attachment, black patina 18cm. high

Los #: 180

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A RARE FANG FAN

A RARE FANG FAN The broad cylindrical handle carved as a bushbaby with small circular eyes in the triangular head, circular hide fan above, dark glossy patina 31.5cm. high

Los #: 181

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FANG FETISH

A FANG FETISH The gourd body wrapped with fur, the head finial with upholstery nail eyes and inset with long black fur and a feather, red beads and fetish material suspended about the neck 20cm. high

Los #: 182

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FANG FIGURE

A FANG FIGURE Seated on a cylindrical base, the slender figure with arms carved free of the body and the hands on the thighs, the coiffure in three median ridges, metal inset eyes, black patina 21.5cm. high

Los #: 183

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FANG FEMALE FIGURE

A FANG FEMALE FIGURE The heart-shaped face with deeply recessed eyes and small mouth, the coiffure in three vertical ridges at the back, the arms carved in relief with the fingers interlocked above the protuberant navel, on flexed legs, dark patina 46cm. high

Los #: 184

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A KOTA BRASS-COVERED RELIQUARY FIGURE

A KOTA BRASS-COVERED RELIQUARY FIGURE The concave lenticular face with conical eyes and long slender nose, pierced crest and lateral panels, pierced lozenge body, brass-covered lozenge in relief on the back 36cm. high

Los #: 185

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a pair of mitsogo bellows

a pair of mitsogo bellows The head finial with arched brows and lenticular eyes and mouth on the flat triangular face, two carved circlets on the forehead, the shaft with bands of circlets flanking a central groove, oval chamber to each side, dark crusty patina 60.5cm. high

Los #: 186

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE MITSOGO GONG

A FINE MITSOGO GONG The head finial with heart-shaped face and features in relief, the curved leaf-shaped incised coiffure with triple median ridge, the handle pierced at the centre, the flared iron gong with white painted borders, fine encrusted patina 45.5cm. high

Los #: 187

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a punu mask

a punu mask The whitened face with pierced heart-shaped mouth and slit eyes, blackened arched brows above, the blackened coiffure with two lobes at the centre and an incised plait to each side 28cm. high

Los #: 188

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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an eastern Kongo mask

an eastern Kongo mask perhaps Ababua or Bembe The face carved in relief on an oval panel, pierced eyes, white face and red forehead, long slender nose and blackened brows, small carved mouth and small ears in relief to the sides, deeply grooved and blackened coiffure, pierced about the border 27cm

Los #: 189

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE SHIRA-PUNU FEMALE FIGURE

A FINE SHIRA-PUNU FEMALE FIGURE Standing with the arms carved free of the body and the hands held to the knees, lobed coiffure, a rectangular fetish cavity in the abdomen, a notched band of keloids below each shoulder blade, glossy black patina 13.5cm. high

Los #: 190

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE SHIRA-PUNU FEMALE FIGURE

A FINE SHIRA-PUNU FEMALE FIGURE Kneeling on truncated cylindrical shaft, the hands held to the breasts, median crested coiffure, scarification to the abdomen, dark glossy patina 10cm. high

Los #: 191

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a pende cup

a pende cup Of oval form on cylindrical stem and circular base, a crouching figure carved to each side with hands clasped at the chest, one with cap-like headdress, scorched and incised embellishments 11.5cm. high

Los #: 192

Schätzpreis: 1.200 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE LUMBO CHARM FIGURE

A FINE LUMBO CHARM FIGURE The coiffure with tall central ridge and smaller lobes to the sides, the arms carved in relief, truncated legs, black patina 10.5cm. high

Los #: 193

Schätzpreis: 5.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A SUKU FEMALE FIGURE PENDANT

A SUKU FEMALE FIGURE PENDANT With arms carved free of the body and the hands on the abdomen, median crested coiffure, deeply recessed ears, mouth and nostrils, a cavity in the top of the head, plaited fibre suspension cord attached at the shoulders, reddish patina with traces of kaolin 13.5cm. high

Los #: 194

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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FOUR PENDE AND AN ASALAMPASU MASKETTE

FOUR PENDE AND AN ASALAMPASU MASKETTE One with the coiffure in three ridges, grooved beard; another with elaborate spiked coiffure, both pierced for attachment; another pierced through the eyes and mouth and with cap-like coiffure, another with carved teeth in the open mouth, each with dark patina

Los #: 195

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE VILI FEMALE FIGURE

A FINE VILI FEMALE FIGURE Standing with the long arms held free of the body, an implement in each hand, the whitened face with glass inlaid eyes, the incised and blackened coiffure in six vertical ridges, a fibre cord tied about the breasts, on rectangular base, painted embellishments 24cm. high

Los #: 196

Schätzpreis: 8.000 NLG - 12.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BEMBE SMALL MALE FIGURE

A BEMBE SMALL MALE FIGURE Standing holding a knife in one hand and a bottle in the other, carved beard, the eyes with inset white porcelain, scarification on the abdomen, red cloth about the legs and waist, scorched embellishments, anal cavity, dark patina 10cm. high

Los #: 197

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE BEMBE FEMALE FIGURE

A FINE BEMBE FEMALE FIGURE Seated on a block stool with inset upholstery nails, the hands resting on the knees, tall median crested coiffure, the eyes with inset white beads, scarified chest, abdomen and upper arms, upholstery nails in the chest and forehead, dark patina 16.5cm. high

Los #: 198

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BEMBE FEMALE FIGURE

A BEMBE FEMALE FIGURE Standing with the legs flexed, the right arm on the right knee, the left held behind the back with the left hand gripping the right upper arm, tall scorched crested coiffure, the eyes with white porcelain inlay, pale glossy patina 14cm. high

Los #: 199

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BEMBE MALE FIGURE

A BEMBE MALE FIGURE Standing holding a staff in the right hand and a bottle in the left, the coiffure with incised plait falling down the nape of the neck, carved ornaments in the ear lobes, scarification about the abdomen, the lower body and legs wrapped in cloth secured with twisted fibre, dark

Los #: 200

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE BEMBE FIGURE

A FINE BEMBE FIGURE With red painted glass inlay to the eyes, tall median crested coiffure scorched beard, incised scarification to the abdomen, dark glossy patina 18cm. high

Los #: 201

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 4.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE BEMBE MALE FIGURE

A FINE BEMBE MALE FIGURE Standing holding a gun in the left hand and a knife in the right, the coiffure in a broad plait swept to one side, one eye retaining porcelain inlay, scarification about the abdomen, anal cavity, dark glossy patina with scorched embellishments 14cm. high

Los #: 202

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000