16 mai 2016

Creative Africa: A vibrant season of exhibitions and activities opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Altar Head, 16th century, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria. Bronze, copper alloy. Height: 8 1/8 inches University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia: Purchased from W. O. Oldman. Image courtesy of the Penn Museum, Image #250922. Photograph by Gary Ombler for Dorling Kindersley. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting five exhibitions and a series of related programs that feature a broad spectrum of the arts from across the African... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2016

Maori Hand Club, New Zealand, wahaika

Lot 122. Maori Hand Club, New Zealand, wahaika. Wood, length 18 1/4in (46.5cm). Sold for US$ 25,000 (€21,912) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. Finely carved in large proportions with a tiki figure with curvilinear features including an arched back, circling arms, legs, feet and hands with three fingers, the vulva defined, the head with an arching brow, raised nostrils and open mouth with protruding tongue, a tiki head at the base of the handle, pierced through at the handle for suspension; fine, honey-brown... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2016

Maori Anthropomorphic Neck Pendant, New Zealand, hei tiki

Lot 117. Maori Anthropomorphic Neck Pendant, New Zealand, hei tiki. Greenstone (pounamu), height 4 3/4in (12.1cm). Sold for US$ 31,250 (€27,390) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. Extremely well carved with head turned to the left side with large circular eyes and mouth open revealing the tongue, the arms resting on the hips; pierced through at the top of the head for suspension, the hole showing much wear from extensive use; the surface finely worked into a smooth and lustrous finish. Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2016

Ancestor Figure, Takuu Atoll-Ontong Java

Lot 149. Ancestor Figure, Takuu Atoll-Ontong Java. Wood, height 17 3/4in (45cm).Sold for US$ 221,000 (€193,706) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. Finely carved, most likely by stone and shell, in overall cubistic form, the oversized head, rounded in the back yet of planar form on the front with the forehead, nose and parted lips on the same plane slightly above the facial plane, slightly raised C-form ears, the neck of diminutive size resting on squared shoulders rounded at the top with each elongated, rounded arm... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2016

« L’or des Akan. Un peuple africain au coeur du commerce mondial. 15e – 19e siècle » au musée d’Aquitaine

Dja, trésor familial, collection J.-J. Crappier. BORDEAUX - Les Akan constituent un ensemble d’une quinzaine de peuples apparentés par la langue et la culture. Ils vivent au centre et au sud du Ghana et au sud-est de la Côte d’Ivoire, sur des territoires qui s’étendent sur 150 000 km². On estime leur nombre actuel à 20 millions. Les groupes les plus connus sont les Baoulé et les Agni à l’ouest, les Ashanti et les Fanti à l’est. Selon la tradition, les Akan auraient migré vers le... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2016

Anthropomorphic face mask "kifwebe" from the Luba people of DR Congo, ca. mid 1900s

Anthropomorphic face mask "kifwebe" from the Luba people of DR Congo. Wood, paint, ca. mid 1900s.
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19 mars 2016

Mask (fang helmet), 1930s. Man Ray Trust

Mask (fang helmet), 1930s. Man Ray Trust
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19 mars 2016

Ngil Mask by the Fang People of Gabon

Ngil Mask by the Fang People of Gabon
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19 mars 2016

Fang Mask, Gabon

Fang Mask, Gabon
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15 mars 2016

Fundação Sindika Dokolo acquires another looted Mwana Pwo mask made by the Chokwe people

Mwana Pwo mask, c. late 19th-early 20th century © courtesy of Fundação Sindika Dokolo. LUANDA.- Fundação Sindika Dokolo announced another momentous acquisition of a looted Mwana Pwo mask made by the Chokwe people of Angola. This important work from the 19th century was discovered in Paris and originally formed part of a collection that belonged to the Dundo Museum in Angola. The mask is one of many pieces stolen from the museum’s collection which has led Fundação Sindika Dokolo initiatives in recovering looted classical... [Lire la suite]
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