Bini mask

Beautiful rare and old Bini mask Nigeria (Edo State) Wood, paint, pigment, encrusted patina 5 ( see the image gallery down this page ) Size : 27cm x 14cm Weight 320 grams Probable age: End XIXth – Early 20th Century Provenance: Dr. Gordon K. Mackenzie ( 1913-1992 ), Washington D. C., USA. A geologist and  paleontologist who collected African and Pre-columbian  Art. Some of his objects where exhibited in the Washington Museum in 1972. Ex David Malik Gallery, London, UK Price: 2,200€ Buy It Now: Mask of the Bini or Ibibio people The Article below was found at Yahoo answers : What is a Bini mask The Bini people of Nigeria of the great Kingdom of Benin are located around Click Here to Continue Reading …

Mbembe Janus mask

Mbembe Janus mask Published: Tribal Art magazine nr. 78 ( winter 2015) page. 40 Scroll Down for More Images Exhibited: since this mask was originally covered with skin, it was exhibited in Netherland at “De Huid als Communicatiemiddel” (“Skin as a means of communication”) from 12 sept.2015 >16 may 2016, “Nederlands Leder en Schoenen Museum”(“Skin as means of communication”) an exhibition in Waalwijk (Netherland). Provenances : Lucien van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium Jean-Pierre Jernander, Brussels, Belgium Alex Arthur, Brussels, Belgium Mort Golub, USA (artist) Jan Kusters, Netherland Janus headed helmet mask from the Mbembe Akparabong tribe , Nigeria H: 42 cm. Wood, painted in black, white and red, cylindrical blackened corpus, carved with nearly identical faces, whitened with kaolin and Click Here to Continue Reading …

WANTED: Nigeria wooden fan(s) and Ofo’s wanted.

Dear friends, I hope everything is going well with you, and that you have been able to find some nice African Art with which to enhance your collections. The gods of collecting have been very good to me lately – the enormous rise in prices for good quality items has seen numerous six-figure sums, beyond the range of we humble collectors. However, one side effect of this has been the collapse in the mid-range market as dealers scramble for the big ticket items, plenty of genuine objects are appearing in obscure little online auctions and art fairs. So some very good objects with provenance can be found at really reasonable prices. I was recently able to buy several objects with Click Here to Continue Reading …