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3011430 Colon figure

Burkina Faso, Lobi

wood with brown patina, camwood powder, slender high-towering figure, carved with trousers, belt and cap, rep. (right foot), on base; originating from the contact between Euopeans and Africans, carved in the traditional style of the respective region.

H: 60 cm
H: 23.6 inch

Provenance
Coll. Walter Glaser, Basel, Switzerland

Literature
Lohse, Wulf, Colonne, Colon, Kolo, München 1980, ill. 25

Price: 1000 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

3011458 Theater costume

China

beige coloured cotton support textile, sequined with flower motifs; within the scope of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (released by Mao Zedong between 1966 and 1976) bought from the fund of the Peking Opera.

L: 137 cm
L: 53.9 inch

Price: 600 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

3011459 Womans jacket

China

blood red silk-damast with flower medaillons, sewn with borders and gold embroidery, finest wool fleece inside

L: 105 cm
L: 41.3 inch

Price: 600 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

3011887 Standing figure

Mali, Dogon

dark brown wood, mat, slightly encrusted patina, wearing a horned mask of the "walu" type, min. dam.; the mythic antelope "walu" was engaged by the creator god "amma" to defend the sun from the fox "yurugu". To take revenge the fox digged holes in the ground, so that the antelope fell and got badly injured. Although the eight ancestors of men nursed "walu", the antelope died. The dance of the mask "walu" should remind of this mythical occurrence.

H: 47 cm
H: 18.5 inch

Provenance
Coll. Adriaan Blom, Crans Celigny, Switzerland
Coll. Walter Glaser, Basel, Switzerland

Price: 1000 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

3011890 Standing female figure carrying a bird on the head

Mali, Dogon

dark brown wood, mat, encrusted patina, strong legs supporting an overlength body with both hands clasped together in front of the abdomen, small globular head, dam. by crack in the body, several holes, on base

H: 55 cm
H: 21.7 inch

Provenance
Coll. Adriaan Blom, Crans Celigny, Switzerland
Coll. Walter Glaser, Basel, Switzerland

Price: 3000 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

3011897 Standing female figure

D. R. Congo, Congo

wood, shiny dark patina, showing block-like contours, probably depicting a sister, wearing habit, veil and rosary, holding a vessel in her hands, min. dam.

H: 40 cm
H: 15.7 inch

Provenance
Coll. Walter Glaser, Basel, Switzerland

Price: 1000 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

3011900 Standing male magical figure "biteki"

D. R. Congo, Teke

wood, dark shiny patina, the upper part of the body with rectangular opening for insertion of medicine, both arms in shallow relief close to the body, globular, bearded head, tattoos in form of parallel lines on the cheeks, crest-like coiffure, dam. (feet), cracks (neck and abdomen); such figures had a protective function against diseases and sorcery. Their magical power was kept in a cylindrical package, called "bilongo", which includes the special ingredients put together according to the needs of the person in question. The package was fixed to the abdomen because to the Tekes opinion, magical wisdom can be swallowed and preserved in the stomach.

H: 50 cm
H: 19.7 inch

Provenance
Coll. Toni Dähler, Basel, Switzerland
Coll. Walter Glaser, Basel, Switzerland

Price: 3000 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

3011998 Ceremonial axe

Burkina Faso, Puguli

wood, mat patina, stylized bird's head with long projecting beak, crowned by a human figure, dam. by small fissures and missing piece at the beak, on base; the Puguli are a small ethnic group belonging to the Lobi in Burkina Faso.

H: 42 cm
H: 16.5 inch

Provenance
Coll. Adriaan Blom, Crans Celigny, Switzerland
Coll. Walter Glaser, Basel, Switzerland

Price: 600 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

3012567 Double door "eka manaka

Indonesia - Timor

dark brown wood, white pigment remains, dipterous, both handles carved with zoomorphic motifs, dam.

H: 125 cm; B: 63 cm (both)
H: 49.2 inch; B: 24.8 inch (both)

Provenance
Coll. August Flick, Cologne, Germany

Price: 1500 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

3015755 Architectural element

Indonesia - Nias

wood, middle brown patina, triangular in cross-section, flattened to the front and decorated with a male figure in half relief, framed by incised zigzag-ornaments on both sides, min. dam., cracks, missing parts

112 cm x 29 cm
44.1 inch x 11.4 inch

Provenance
Coll. August Flick, Cologne, Germany

Price: 500 € plus 19 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

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