African Tribal Art and Other Antiques

The Fagalde Collection of West African Tribal Art - I grew up in Liberia and lived there for twenty five years. This is where I developed an interest in tribal art and became astute at finding pieces of great interest and value. My knowledge of the superstitions surrounding them and the uses to which they were put increased. Leaving Liberia when civil unrest made life there untenable, I moved to Nigeria where I spent eight years during which time I continued collecting http://tribart.blogspot
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Africa | A Mende person wears the costume of the female demon "Sowei" in Sierra Leone | Image and caption © Charles & Josette Lenars

Mende person wearing costume of female demon "Sowei", Sierra Leone © Charles & Josette Lenars

Africa | 'Bandu' janus helmet mask from the Bassa people of Liberia | Wood. H:  43,2 cm | Acquired by Charles D. Miller, III from a Bassa paramount chieftainesse named Esther Jawara, in compound seven, eastern coastal Liberia, 1970s

'Bandu' janus helmet mask from the Bassa people of Liberia

Seated Couple, 16th–19th century Mali; Dogon peoples. Wood, metal. On the reverse side, the female figure carries a baby on her back, the male a quiver. The small, crudely depicted figures at the base of the stool may represent the supportive role the ancestors play in the lives of the living.

Fall 2012 Exam 2 Study Guide - Art History 275 with Ater at University of Maryland - College Park - StudyBlue

Helmet Mask (Gelede) Date: 20th century Geography: Nigeria Culture: Yoruba peoples

Helmet Mask (Gelede) Date: century Geography: Nigeria Culture: Yoruba peoples

Superb African Tribal Mask BETE Ceremonial Nyabwa Mask Collectible/African Art

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Superb African Tribal Mask BETE Ceremonial Nyabwa Mask Collectible/African Art

Cast brass figure of a court attendant playing an ivory horn and wearing a hat with feather, collar of leopard's teeth, decorated chest covering, and wrapper with elaborate upturned tie ornamented at the hip with a leopard mask, probably from the ancestral altars of the oba within the palace courtyard: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Benin, 17th or 18th century © National Museums Scotland

One of the highlights of our World Cultures African collections comes from the kingdom of Benin in Nigeria. This sophisticated bronze sculpture commemorates the sacred person of an Oba or King.

Bamana Figure of a Female, Bougouni or Diola region, Mali

Brooklyn Museum: Arts of Africa: Figure of a Female (Nyeleniw)

Mbala couple Julien Flak reunited

A pair of Mbala figures reunited during BRUNEAF 2015

Sapi Stone Figure (Nomoli), Sierra Leone - Estimate  25,000 — 35,000  USD - LOT SOLD. 80,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) ~~> http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/africanoceanic-n08858/lot.108.html

Sapi Stone Figure (Nomoli), Sierra Leone - Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD - LOT SOLD. 80,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) ~~> http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/africanoceanic-n08858/lot.108.html

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting of a solid miniature European-style cylindrical bell (sika nnonnoma).  | Asante people. Royal Palace, Kumase, Ghana | ca. 1817 or earlier || {3.43}

Catalogue of the Asante gold regalia from the west-Africa state of Asante in modern-day Ghana in the British Museum collection

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