Tribal Art London, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, 2nd– 5thSeptember 2015
Rare pair of Yoruba Ibeji figures
Oyo Llorin region
early 20th century
Provenance: ex US collection
Tribal Art London offers a wide range and mixture of items from around the world as these images show. It appeals to both the serious collector and to those seeking something unusual for their home.
Gallery Lemaire (Amsterdam)
New Guinea, Abelam – Yam mask
Bryan Reeves, the Fair’s founder and co-organiser says of this year’s event: “It’s exciting we can now host so many more exhibitors in our Mall Galleries venue. We’ve also planned a series of talks and lectures: visitors are keen to acquire a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the cultures that created many of the works offered for sale, and our exhibitors love to share their knowledge.”
A MENTAWAI KURABIT SHIELD
Early 20th century
Mentawai people, Mentawai Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Pigment on carved wood
105 cm height
Maori teko-teko gable figure.
Ancestor figure atop carved plaque with small ancestor face at the bottom.
19th century, New Zealand.
Frobenius, Leo : DIE MASKEN UND GEHEIMBUNDE AFRIKAS Halle: NOVA ACTA. Abh. der Kaiserl. Leop.-Carol. Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Band LXXIV. Nr. 1, 1898 320x240mm 278pp with 14 plates, 4 in colour with tissue guards, and 33 figure illustrations. In later blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. German text.