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Ikenga, 20th Century  Ibgo people; Nigeria  Wood, paint, organic material; 12 x 9.5 in.   READ NOTE

Ikenga, 20th Century Ibgo people; Nigeria Wood, paint, organic material; 12 x 9.5 in. READ NOTE

Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art. Relates to Ikenga (shrine figure). Igbo peoples (Nigeria). c. 19th to 20th century C.E. Wood.

Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art. Relates to Ikenga (shrine figure). Igbo peoples (Nigeria). c. 19th to 20th century C.E. Wood.

Africa | Headrest from the Zambezi Delta region of Mozambique | Wood | Collected by Dr John Kirk, economic botanist on David Livingstone’s Zambezi Expedition, 1858 - 1864

Africa | Headrest from the Zambezi Delta region of Mozambique | Wood | Collected by Dr John Kirk, economic botanist on David Livingstone’s Zambezi Expedition, 1858 - 1864

Zulu Tsonga Ladle-   There are perhaps a dozen ladles known to have spirals, which is the likely reason attribution as Tsonga. Above, an example sold at Christies Amsterdam in 2002. Note the serpent (?) at mid section facing away from the bowl.

Zulu Tsonga Ladle- There are perhaps a dozen ladles known to have spirals, which is the likely reason attribution as Tsonga. Above, an example sold at Christies Amsterdam in 2002. Note the serpent (?) at mid section facing away from the bowl.

Africa | Spoon from Somalia | Wood; he bowl of deep foliate shape, the handle in the form of a stylized vagina with small truncated conical terminus.

Africa | Spoon from Somalia | Wood; he bowl of deep foliate shape, the handle in the form of a stylized vagina with small truncated conical terminus.

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