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African & Oceanic Art and Antiquities

Lyon & Turnbull Live Webcast Auction 15 Oct 2019 15:00 BST

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  • 09:00 BST - 15:00 BST
  • Edinburgh

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  • 33 Broughton Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 3RR
  • United Kingdom

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ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE AMPHORA ATTICA, 525 - 500 B.C. the obverse with an arming scene, with a

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ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE AMPHORA ATTICA, 525 - 500 B.C. the obverse with an arming scene, with a bearded warrior at the centre, fastening his ...

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ROMAN SHIPWRECK AMPHORA MEDITERRANEAN, 1ST - 3RD CENTURY AD terracotta, cupped-rim with oval

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ROMAN SHIPWRECK AMPHORA MEDITERRANEAN, 1ST - 3RD CENTURY AD terracotta, cupped-rim with oval shaped handles and globular body, with remnants of sp...

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APULIAN RED FIGURE PATERA SOUTHERN ITALY, C. 340-320 B.C. painted ceramic, with painted knob

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APULIAN RED FIGURE PATERA SOUTHERN ITALY, C. 340-320 B.C. painted ceramic, with painted knob handles, the tondo decorated with the head of a lad...

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CYPRIOT TREFOIL JUG CYPRUS, CYPRO-ARCHAIC I, C. 750 - 600 B.C. terracotta and painted pigment,

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CYPRIOT TREFOIL JUG CYPRUS, CYPRO-ARCHAIC I, C. 750 - 600 B.C. terracotta and painted pigment, sitting on a ring base, the globular body leading t...

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SHABTI EGYPT, 19TH DYNASTY, THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD white faience with red and

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SHABTI EGYPT, 19TH DYNASTY, THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD white faience with red and black detailing, shown mummiform, with wig, hold...

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LURISTAN STANDARD FINIAL LURISTAN, C. 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C. cast bronze, in the form of confronting

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LURISTAN STANDARD FINIAL LURISTAN, C. 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C. cast bronze, in the form of confronting ibex with long curved horns, the legs and feet ...

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PAIR OF VILLANOVAN DAGGERS ITALY, 700 - 900 B.C. cast bronze and iron, both scabbards with

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PAIR OF VILLANOVAN DAGGERS ITALY, 700 - 900 B.C. cast bronze and iron, both scabbards with remnants of the orignal blade within, decorated with li...

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CELTIBERIAN "PUGIO" DAGGER AND SCABBARD IBERIA, 1ST CENTURY B.C. cast iron, the handle formed of two

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CELTIBERIAN "PUGIO" DAGGER AND SCABBARD IBERIA, 1ST CENTURY B.C. cast iron, the handle formed of two sections, held together by joints inserted in...

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COLLECTION OF VILLANOVAN BREAST PLATES ITALY, 900 - 700 B.C. cast bronze, all of circular

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COLLECTION OF VILLANOVAN BREAST PLATES ITALY, 900 - 700 B.C. cast bronze, all of circular dimensions, some folded, possibly as ritual deposits or ...

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EX AXEL GUTTMANN COLLECTION APULO-CORINTHIAN HELMET SOUTHERN ITALY, 350 - 300 B.C. hammered bronze

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APULO-CORINTHIAN HELMET SOUTHERN ITALY, 350 - 300 B.C. hammered bronze, the cheeks incised with boars, with further incised decoration outlining ...

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ROMAN MILITARY PATERA / PAN UNITED KINGDOM, 3RD - 4TH CENTURY A.D. hammered bronze, the bowl deep

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ROMAN MILITARY PATERA / PAN UNITED KINGDOM, 3RD - 4TH CENTURY A.D. hammered bronze, the bowl deep with a recess running around the neck and the ...

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ROMAN STYLUS UNITED KINGDOM, 2ND -4TH CENTURY A.D. silver, the top with a decorative series of

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ROMAN STYLUS UNITED KINGDOM, 2ND -4TH CENTURY A.D. silver, the top with a decorative series of collars and squares (Dimensions: 8.5cm long) (8....

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ROMAN STATUETTE OF CUPID ROMAN EMPIRE, C. 3RD CENTURY AD carved marble, the nude figure shown

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ROMAN STATUETTE OF CUPID ROMAN EMPIRE, C. 3RD CENTURY AD carved marble, the nude figure shown posed against a palmette and foliage behind, the pie...

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MEDIEVAL BOOK MOUNT 14TH - 15TH CENTURY, WESTERN EUROPE gilt bronze, Saint John the Evangelist is

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MEDIEVAL BOOK MOUNT 14TH - 15TH CENTURY, WESTERN EUROPE gilt bronze, Saint John the Evangelist is depicted within an architectural frame, shown se...

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SOCKETED AXE BRITAIN, C. 800 - 600 B.C. cast bronze, of hollow construction with a curved blade

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SOCKETED AXE BRITAIN, C. 800 - 600 B.C. cast bronze, of hollow construction with a curved blade and loop above the mouth, bearing an inventory num...

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PAIR OF NEOLITHIC AXE HEADS WESTERN EUROPE knapped flint, presented on bespoke mounts (2) (

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PAIR OF NEOLITHIC AXE HEADS WESTERN EUROPE knapped flint, presented on bespoke mounts (2) (Dimensions: Longest 18.5cm) (Longest 18.5cm) Provena...

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ACHEULEAN HANDAXE WESTERN EUROPE, PALAEOLITHIC knapped flint, the caramel stone of teardrop shaped

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ACHEULEAN HANDAXE WESTERN EUROPE, PALAEOLITHIC knapped flint, the caramel stone of teardrop shaped form, with percussion marks throughout (Dimen...

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COLLECTION OF INUIT ARTEFACTS ARCTIC carved marine ivory, wood, leather and metal, the collection

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COLLECTION OF INUIT ARTEFACTS ARCTIC carved marine ivory, wood, leather and metal, the collection consisting of a weaving shuttle and netting need...

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COLLECTION OF SAMI ITEMS LAPLAND carved bone, consisting of; two spoons with elaborate openwork

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COLLECTION OF SAMI ITEMS LAPLAND carved bone, consisting of; two spoons with elaborate openwork handles, piriform bowls with scrimshaw decoratio...

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INUIT CRIBBAGE BOARD ARTIC carved bone, in the form of a polar bear lying prone with its paws

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INUIT CRIBBAGE BOARD ARTIC carved bone, in the form of a polar bear lying prone with its paws stretched out in front, the mouth agape, black detai...

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INUIT SCRIMSHAW TUSK REPULSE BAY, CANADA carved walrus tusk, the obverse with a seal hunting scene

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INUIT SCRIMSHAW TUSK REPULSE BAY, CANADA carved walrus tusk, the obverse with a seal hunting scene and Inuit man in a kayak bearing a spear towa...

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INUIT SEATED FIGURE CANADA soapstone, bone and leather, depicting a seated figure holding a bone

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INUIT SEATED FIGURE CANADA soapstone, bone and leather, depicting a seated figure holding a bone knife in his left hand and a leather strap conn...

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SELECTION OF INUIT CARVINGS CANADA REPULSE BAY carved soapstone and marine ivory, including: one sea

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SELECTION OF INUIT CARVINGS CANADA REPULSE BAY carved soapstone and marine ivory, including: one sea otter with marine ivory fish in its mouth (...

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INUIT SCULPTED HEAD ARCTIC carved soapstone, with incised carving depicting a human face, the

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INUIT SCULPTED HEAD ARCTIC carved soapstone, with incised carving depicting a human face, the features reduced to basic abstraction (Dimensions:...

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INUIT WALRUS CARVING CANADA soapstone, depicting a reclining walrus with marine ivory inset tusks

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INUIT WALRUS CARVING CANADA soapstone, depicting a reclining walrus with marine ivory inset tusks Provenance: Collected between mid 1960s - 1975...

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INUIT HUNTING SCENE GREENLAND wood and marine ivory, two kayaks, one with a hunter on board, the

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INUIT HUNTING SCENE GREENLAND wood and marine ivory, two kayaks, one with a hunter on board, the other with a harpoon and arctic fox, a whale di...

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NASCA HUARI FEATHER PANEL PERU, 200 - 400 A.D. textile and feather, likely a fragment from a

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NASCA HUARI FEATHER PANEL PERU, 200 - 400 A.D. textile and feather, likely a fragment from a larger burial poncho, with a checkerboard design of a...

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ACQUIRED 1866 SHIPIBO POT MID NINETEENTH CENTURY, PERU painted ceramic, sitting on a ring base

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SHIPIBO POT MID NINETEENTH CENTURY, PERU painted ceramic, sitting on a ring base, with a squat body, short neck and flared rim, painted with clas...

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BEADED PANEL AMAZONIAN BASIN beads strung on fibre, alternating horizontal bands of black, green and

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BEADED PANEL AMAZONIAN BASIN beads strung on fibre, alternating horizontal bands of black, green and turquoise, framed (Dimensions: Full frame 76c...

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ACQUIRED 1866 SHIPIBO PADDLE MID 19TH CENTURY, PERU carved wood, with crescent handle and long shaf

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SHIPIBO PADDLE MID 19TH CENTURY, PERU carved wood, with crescent handle and long shaft with a prominent mid-rib leading to a slender paddle with ...

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IBEJI FIGURE, ERE IBEJI OYO, NIGERIA carved wood and beads, produced in the style of the Igbuke of

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IBEJI FIGURE, ERE IBEJI OYO, NIGERIA carved wood and beads, produced in the style of the Igbuke of Oyo, the male figure standing on an integral ba...

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YORUBA DIVINATION HEAD, IKIN IFA NIGERIA carved wood, the small head shown with scarification to the

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YORUBA DIVINATION HEAD, IKIN IFA NIGERIA carved wood, the small head shown with scarification to the cheeks (Dimensions: 4.5cm tall) (4.5cm tall)...

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KRU SWORD LIBERIA wood and forged iron, carved handle with a broad curving blade (Dimensions: 55cm

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KRU SWORD LIBERIA wood and forged iron, carved handle with a broad curving blade (Dimensions: 55cm long) (55cm long) Provenance: Private collec...

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MOBA FIGURE TOGO carved wood, with long arms and torso, the figure is reduced to basic

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MOBA FIGURE TOGO carved wood, with long arms and torso, the figure is reduced to basic abstraction, raised on a mount (Dimensions: 67cm tall) (67...

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FON RECADE BENIN the wooden shaft with a metal cap at the base, the head inserted with an iron

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FON RECADE BENIN the wooden shaft with a metal cap at the base, the head inserted with an iron blade, a spiral element behind, a rectangular iron ...

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PAIR OF BAMILEKE STOOLS CAMEROON GRASSLANDS carved wood, both standing on ring bases with three

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PAIR OF BAMILEKE STOOLS CAMEROON GRASSLANDS carved wood, both standing on ring bases with three carved leopard supports and human heads below circ...

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ACQUIRED EARLY 20TH CENTURY THREE BAMILEKE BEADED GOURDS AND A WALKING STICK CAMEROON gourds, beads

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THREE BAMILEKE BEADED GOURDS AND A WALKING STICK CAMEROON gourds, beads and textile, the three vessels of typical form, sitting on circular bases...

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ASHANTI STOOL GHANA carved wood, the top half of typical form, the rounded seat held by four

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ASHANTI STOOL GHANA carved wood, the top half of typical form, the rounded seat held by four straight supports and in the middle a column with geo...

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EKOI EJAGHAM HEADDRESS NIGERIA carved wood, hide, horn and metal, the wooden head covered with

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EKOI EJAGHAM HEADDRESS NIGERIA carved wood, hide, horn and metal, the wooden head covered with animal skin and with three horns suggesting the coi...

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EX FREDDY ROLIN LUBA SONGYE MASK, KIFWEBE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood and pigment

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LUBA SONGYE MASK, KIFWEBE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood and pigment, of classic abstract form, painted in black and white, a prominent...

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KUBA KETE MASK DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood, pigment, metal and beads, of classic form

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KUBA KETE MASK DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood, pigment, metal and beads, of classic form with extensive geometric decoration from the br...

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NGBAKA MASK DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood and pigment, the oval face raised and with

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NGBAKA MASK DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood and pigment, the oval face raised and with scarification to the nose, cheeks and chin (Dimens...

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PAIR OF LEGA MASKS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood, one horned, both with kaolin and

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PAIR OF LEGA MASKS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood, one horned, both with kaolin and fibre beard (2) (Dimensions: Longest 23cm) (Longe...

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EX MERTON SIMPSON HEMBA ANCESTOR FIGURE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood, standing on a

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HEMBA ANCESTOR FIGURE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO carved wood, standing on a circular base, the muscular legs rising to the torso with protrudin...

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LUGURU AXE TANZANIA carved wood and iron, with a recessed and curved blade, the shaft with incised

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LUGURU AXE TANZANIA carved wood and iron, with a recessed and curved blade, the shaft with incised decoration and a raised section below a human h...

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SONGYE AXE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO wood, iron and copper, the shaft wooden coated with

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SONGYE AXE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO wood, iron and copper, the shaft wooden coated with bronze, with a broad head and the blade of typical fla...

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THREE TUTSI BASKETS RWANDA woven grass, miniature baskets with lids evoking an architectural form,

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THREE TUTSI BASKETS RWANDA woven grass, miniature baskets with lids evoking an architectural form, all with varying black geometric designs across...

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FOUR MAASAI EAR ORNAMENTS KENYA carved ivory, all with a reccessed central band and three with

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FOUR MAASAI EAR ORNAMENTS KENYA carved ivory, all with a reccessed central band and three with line and triangle carved decoration (4) (Dimensions...

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DINKA PECTORAL SOUTH SUDAN carved bone, of eliptical form with dot decoration and two perforations

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DINKA PECTORAL SOUTH SUDAN carved bone, of eliptical form with dot decoration and two perforations for attachment (Dimensions: 13.25cm long) (1...

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COLLECTION OF OVAMBO OMAKIPA NAMIBIA of circular, rectangular and oval form, incised and blackened

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COLLECTION OF OVAMBO OMAKIPA NAMIBIA of circular, rectangular and oval form, incised and blackened decoration, all pierced on the reverse for atta...

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LUENA CHOKWE FIGURE ANGOLA carved wood and aluminium, the female figure shown standing with the legs

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LUENA CHOKWE FIGURE ANGOLA carved wood and aluminium, the female figure shown standing with the legs apart and descending to form the base with ri...

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BAROTSE / LOZI FOOD VESSEL ZAMBIA carved wood, of squat form, standing on a rounded foot with a

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BAROTSE / LOZI FOOD VESSEL ZAMBIA carved wood, of squat form, standing on a rounded foot with a finely carved architectural finial atop the lid, r...

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TSONGA NECKREST SOUTHERN AFRICA carved wood, heavily patinated, the curved pillow supported by an

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TSONGA NECKREST SOUTHERN AFRICA carved wood, heavily patinated, the curved pillow supported by an abstract depiction of a zoomorph (likely a bull)...

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ZULU MEAT PLATTER, UGQOKO SOUTH AFRICA carved wood, sitting on four cylindrical legs, the

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ZULU MEAT PLATTER, UGQOKO SOUTH AFRICA carved wood, sitting on four cylindrical legs, the underside with two panels of amasumpa decoration (Dimens...

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ZULU KNOBKERRY SOUTH AFRICA, LATE 19TH CENTURY carved wood and iron studs, long shaft with offset

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ZULU KNOBKERRY SOUTH AFRICA, LATE 19TH CENTURY carved wood and iron studs, long shaft with offset ballhead and two opposing planes (Dimensions: 56...

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ZULU STAFF SOUTHERN AFRICA carved wood, with a finial depicting an officer in colonial dress, rich

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ZULU STAFF SOUTHERN AFRICA carved wood, with a finial depicting an officer in colonial dress, rich patination (Dimensions: 68.5cm long) (68.5cm l...

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ZULU STAFF AND KNOBKERRY SOUTHERN AFRICA carved wood and metal, the staff with a barley-twist

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ZULU STAFF AND KNOBKERRY SOUTHERN AFRICA carved wood and metal, the staff with a barley-twist motif on the upper half leading to a section of wire...

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ZULU STAFF SOUTH AFRICA carved wood, long shaft terminating in a human head finial (Dimensions: 90.

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ZULU STAFF SOUTH AFRICA carved wood, long shaft terminating in a human head finial (Dimensions: 90.5cm long) (90.5cm long) Provenance: Private co...

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THREE ZULU / NGUNI STAFFS SOUTHERN AFRICA carved wood, the first with two raised ribs below a long

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THREE ZULU / NGUNI STAFFS SOUTHERN AFRICA carved wood, the first with two raised ribs below a long section of barley-twist above two further ribs ...

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PAIR OF ZULU STAFFS SOUTH AFRICA wood and wirework, the first with fine wirework over the majority

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PAIR OF ZULU STAFFS SOUTH AFRICA wood and wirework, the first with fine wirework over the majority of the body terminating in a slightly offset b...

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