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Africa | Ceremonial pipe from the Bamum people Cameroon Grassfields | Brass | ca. early 1970s

Africa | Ceremonial pipe from the Bamum people Cameroon Grassfields | Brass | ca. early 1970s

Africa | Mask from the Wurkun people of the Benue River region of northern Nigeria | Wood, beads, metal and fiber

Africa | Mask from the Wurkun people of the Benue River region of northern Nigeria | Wood, beads, metal and fiber

Africa | Primordial couple from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood; the deep erosion of the base - stuck in the ground in the initiation enclosure - attests to their very long use. | ca. 1st half of the 20th century, or earlier

Africa | Primordial couple from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood; the deep erosion of the base - stuck in the ground in the initiation enclosure - attests to their very long use. | ca. 1st half of the 20th century, or earlier

Africa | Dignitary's or ceremonial stool from the Luba people of DR Congo | Wood and brass nails | ca. early 1900s

Africa | Dignitary's or ceremonial stool from the Luba people of DR Congo | Wood and brass nails | ca. early 1900s

Sotheby's 15 May 2003: Lot 80, a "magnificent" Inland Niger Delta terracotta torso. The 12 3/4-inch-high work has a man grasping his chin with his hand while his tongue protrudes from his mouth and his head is covered with raised undulating serpents. The lot, which shows signs of erosion, has an estimate of $30,000 to $40,000. It sold for $36,000.

Sotheby's 15 May 2003: Lot 80, a "magnificent" Inland Niger Delta terracotta torso. The 12 3/4-inch-high work has a man grasping his chin with his hand while his tongue protrudes from his mouth and his head is covered with raised undulating serpents. The lot, which shows signs of erosion, has an estimate of $30,000 to $40,000. It sold for $36,000.

Africa | Comb from the Dengese people of DR Congo | wood | Mid 1900s.

Africa | Comb from the Dengese people of DR Congo | wood | Mid 1900s.

Africa | Throne from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Wood, plant fiber and glass beads || Source; http://issuu.com/yahzoo/docs/african_art_-_maurice_delafosse

Africa | Throne from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Wood, plant fiber and glass beads || Source; http://issuu.com/yahzoo/docs/african_art_-_maurice_delafosse

Africa | Dance crest from the Bidyogo people of Guinea Bissau | Wood, pigment, natural fiber

Africa | Dance crest from the Bidyogo people of Guinea Bissau | Wood, pigment, natural fiber

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