Auction 18.02.2020

Dorotheum GmbH & Co. KG
Wien | Palais Dorotheum

Datum der Auktion: 18.02.2020

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A protective Fon lion figure, biting a crocodile.

Wood, 51 cm long (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa', 1996 Afrika Museum Berg en Dal no. 79, page 87

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 7.000 € - 9.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A fetish bowl.

Terracotta, diam. 17 cm (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 2.200 € - 2.500 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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An archaic (Yoruba) maternity figure with iron implement.

Sometimes important Yoruba sculptures are incorporated in Fon shrines. The Hevioso iron in the head is a fon implement even though the figure seems classic Yoruba. Wood, 49 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa', 1996

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 8.000 € - 9.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A Kudio Bochio ancestral post.

A male figure protecting the community. These figures are placed close to the entrance to attract potential evil like a lightning rod. Wood, 74 cm hihg (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa' 1996, Afrika Museum Berg en Dal No

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 7.000 € - 8.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A small fetish figure with iron serpent.

The serpent figure attracts the spirit of 'Dan', the serpent rainbow deity. Wood, vegetible fibres, iron, 43 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa' 1996, Afrika Museum Berg en Dal no. 56, page 73

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 4.500 € - 5.500 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A large ancestor post with collar.

Wood, 103 cm high (VJ

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 6.500 € - 8.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A magnificent Bochio ceremonial figure.

Through feeding and placing blades in the figure its power of defense is augmented. Wood, iron, shells, seeds, 32 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, vodum from West Africa' 1996, Afrika Museum Berg en Dal no. 64, page 79

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 5.000 € - 6.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A very fine small fetish pot.

28 cm (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 2.200 € - 2.500 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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An important fetisheur throne.

Wood, 56 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 6.000 € - 6.500 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A rare iron forged chameleon figure.

46 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 1.500 € - 1.800 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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An abstract fetish post with currency blade.

Wood, iron, 61 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 3.500 € - 4.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A Bochio ancestral post.

Wood, 113 cm high (VJ) Provenance: Former collection Dr. Barthels, Maastricht. Published: 'Geest & Kracht, Vodun from West Africa' 1996, Afrika Museum Berg en Dal no. 74, page 85

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 9.000 € - 12.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A rare standing ancestor figure.

Batak, Sumatra, 19th century, wood with hair, 51 cm hihg (VJ

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 2.000 € - 3.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A very fine crouched ancestor figure.

Batak, Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 36,5 cm high (VJ

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 2.000 € - 3.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A standing ancestor figure.

Batak, Sumatra, wood, 39 cm high (VJ

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 2.000 € - 3.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A small seated Batak ancestor figure.

Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 16 cm high (VJ

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 900 € - 1.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A rare Batak fetish (Pagar) figure.

It represents a crouched ancestor, with large tufts of hair and a sacrificial patina. Sumatra, 19th century, wood and hair, 30 cm high (VJ

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 2.000 € - 3.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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Bronze figure with hair,

7,5 cm high (VJ

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 800 € - 900 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A small magic 'Pupuk' container with equestrian figure.

Batak, Sumatra, 19th century, ceramik and wood, 14 cm high (VJ

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 1.200 € - 1.500 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A Batak Pupuk horn cover with figure.

Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 12 x 13 cm (VJ

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 1.200 € - 1.500 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A very early Batak Shamans staff 'Tungahl Panaluan'.

A magnificent priests staff with elaborately carved figures and deep sacrificial patina. Sumatra, 18th-19th century, wood, 178 cm long (VJ

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 4.000 € - 5.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A fine Batak priests staff 'Tungahl Malehat'.

Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 156,5 cm long (VJ

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 1.500 € - 2.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A fine Batak shamans staff 'Tungahl Panaluan'.

Wood, 191,5 cm long (VJ

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 2.600 € - 3.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A very fine Batak priests staff 'Tungahl Malehat'.

Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 148 cm long (VJ

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 3.000 € - 4.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A fine Batak ceremonial knife with two figures.

Sumatra, 19th century, 28,5 cm long (VJ

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 800 € - 900 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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An important Nias ancestral figure.

Sumatra, 'Adu Zatua',19th century, wood, 57 cm high(VJ

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 3.600 € - 4.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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An extremely important North Nias ancestral figure.

Sumatra, 'Siraha Salawa' (protective father). These figures represent nobility, sometimes seated on a throne. The face is adorned with a depiction of the gold nose and face ornaments worn by these noblemen. 19th century, wood, 39,5 cm high (VJ

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 6.000 € - 8.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A fine small ancestor figure holding a cup.

North Nias, Sumatra, 19th century, wood, 26 cm high (VJ

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 2.000 € - 3.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A collection of 13 small Dayak amulets.

Borneo, 19th century, wood, 7 to 16 cm high(VJ

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 1.500 € - 1.800 €

Datum: 18.02.2020

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A fine Sepik neckrest, Papua New Guinea.

Around 1900, wood, 35 cm long (VJ) Provenance: Collection Udo Horstmann, Switzerland

Los #: 30 +

Schätzpreis: 1.800 € - 2.000 €

Datum: 18.02.2020