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

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A BAMBARA ANTELOPE HEADDRESS

A BAMBARA ANTELOPE HEADDRESS Sogoni koun-chi wara Carved as a stylised mule supporting an antelope on which is seated a female figure, the animal's body carved as three chevrons, two tall curved horns to the rear, crusty black patina 47cm. high

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a bambara antelope headdress

a bambara antelope headdress Chi wara Of stylised form, with tall ears and curved horns, the face with small mouth at the top and pierced through the nose for attachments, hatched ornament to face and horns, on pierced circular base, black patina 36.5cm. high

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A BAMBARA ANTELOPE HEADDRESS

A BAMBARA ANTELOPE HEADDRESS Sogoni koun-chi wara Carved as a stylised anteater supporting a roan antelope and with zigzag embellishment, extensive notched ornament, attached to woven fibre cap, dark glossy patina 44.5cm. high

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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four mossi flutes

four mossi flutes One with flared panels at base and horned finial with carved circlets; another with hatched ornament and eight raised knops to the sides, another with hide biding; the last with horned finial, dark patinas 22cm. to 34.5cm. long (4

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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THREE MOSSI FLUTES

THREE MOSSI FLUTES Each of cylindrical form with 'arms' to each side, one bound with rattan about the neck, dark glossy patinas 10.5cm. to 17.5cm. high (3

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 800 NLG - 1.200 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a lobi maternity figure

a lobi maternity figure The child supported on her left hip with one hand held to the mother's left breast, dark glossy patina 26cm. high

Los #: 41

Schätzpreis: 2.500 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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three lobi figures

three lobi figures One with both arms raised, diminutive head; another with one arm raised, the other arm in relief to the side; the last with arms in relief and with prominent features to the face, all with encrusted patinas 19.5cm. to 24cm. high (3

Los #: 42

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a fine lobi maternity figure

a fine lobi maternity figure Standing with the large child on her hip, the mother's left arm holding the back of the child, the child with one arm held to its mother's breast, the other at its side, crusty patina 21cm. high

Los #: 44

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A LOBI FIGURE

A LOBI FIGURE Seated with legs outstretched, the arms carved in relief to the sides, median crested coiffure with lobe at the nape of the neck, dark patina 14.5cm. high

Los #: 45

Schätzpreis: 1.000 NLG - 1.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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two lobi figures

two lobi figures A standing figure with arms carved in relief to the sides, rectangular mouth and median ridge to the head; and a bird with lozenge shaped wings, dark patinas 19.5cm. and 13cm. high (2

Los #: 46

Schätzpreis: 2.000 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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four Mali pulleys

four Mali pulleys A Bambara pulley with stylised head finial and carved conical breasts on the rectangular panel; another carved as a stylised monkey, the long arms supporting the nut roller; a Dogon pulley carved as a stylised figure with pierced rectangular head; and another as two addorsed

Los #: 47

Schätzpreis: 2.500 NLG - 3.500 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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TWO BAULE HEDDLE PULLEYS

TWO BAULE HEDDLE PULLEYS One with the finial carved as a head with incised median ridges to the coiffure, scarification to the neck, the other with the finial carved as a bushcow mask with curved horns and carved teeth in the open jaws, dark patinas 20.5cm. and 13cm. high (2

Los #: 48

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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Two unusual pulleys, Lobi and Guro

Two unusual pulleys, Lobi and Guro The Lobi carved as two addorsed figures with splayed legs, pierced triangular panels at the shoulders, crusty patina; the Guro carved as a massive standing female figure, beads about the waist, pierced through the neck for suspension, glossy black patina 17.5cm

Los #: 49

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 4.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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Five lobi standing figures and a stool

Five lobi standing figures and a stool One figure with one arm outstretched, the other to the side; two figures with arms in relief to the sides; a female with upraised arms; a pair of miniature figures on single domed base; and a miniature stool on three legs with head to one end of the seat, dark

Los #: 50

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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three lobi heads

three lobi heads One on long slender neck, pointed nose and angled eyes, grooved coiffure, another of more typical form with cavity at the back, the last with median ridge to the grooved coiffure 21cm. to 34cm. high (3

Los #: 51

Schätzpreis: 1.500 NLG - 2.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A LOBI LARGE FIGURE

A LOBI LARGE FIGURE Standing with the arms carved in relief, median ridge to the forehead and top of the head, double band of scarification to each cheek, carved pectorals or breasts, reddish patina 78cm. high

Los #: 53

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 5.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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TWO LOBI COPULATING COUPLES

TWO LOBI COPULATING COUPLES One couple with prominent lozenge-shaped eyes, dark patina; the other with the female's head turned to one side, blond eroded patina 17cm. and 30cm. high (2

Los #: 54

Schätzpreis: 2.500 NLG - 3.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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a dogon small torso

a dogon small torso The monumental figure with prominent pectorals or breasts and shoulder blades, the short arms held to the sides, dark crusty patina 13cm. high

Los #: 55

Schätzpreis: 3.000 NLG - 4.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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TWO SENUFO HEDDLE PULLEYS

TWO SENUFO HEDDLE PULLEYS One carved as a stylised hornbill with long curved beak, pierced through the neck; the other with horned finial, dark glossy patinas 18cm. and 12.5cm. high (2

Los #: 56

Schätzpreis: 4.000 NLG - 6.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000

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A FINE GURO HEDDLE PULLEY

A FINE GURO HEDDLE PULLEY The finial carved as a head with notched band to forehead, the coiffure with long curved plait at the back, glossy black patina 18cm. high

Los #: 58

Schätzpreis: 6.000 NLG - 8.000 NLG

Datum: 12.12.2000