Very important old Hemba statue from my collection

Hemba Statue from DR Congo


21.5″ x 6″ x 6″ & 9lbs


*ex Swiss Collection bought a couple years ago by Michel Koenig, Brussels

*Undersigned Francois Neyt certifies the authenticity of this ancestor Hemba Sculpture at the beginning of the 20th century, done in Brussels on 01/24/2013

*Published: African Tribal Art Book


*Christies London July 3, 1980 Lot 434

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Another one of my faves.

Mumuye “Bush Cow” Mask from Nigeria

7″ x 7″ x 13″ long & 2lbs

Provenance:ex Merton Simpson

An unusual, early 20th century headdress (or horizontal helmet mask) that is an abstract representation of the bush cow and emphasizes aggressive power. They are worn with a thick costume of fiber.

Another of my favorites.

Baule Mbra “Gbekre” Monkey Figure from Ivory Coast

31″ x 9″ x 10″ & 28.5lbs

Provenance:ex Michel Gaud, Saint Tropez, France

This is an early 20th century figure representing a monkey. Cup bearing monkey sculptures are considered objects of power in Baule culture. Used only by the men’s societies, the functions range between them being used as a form of protection against sorcerers, while others believe they will intervene in divination rituals.