Arts of Africa, America and Oceania

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PNG, Sepik-Ramu, small amulet figure.
h. 15.3 cm. [1]
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
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Ivory Coast, Baule, comb with four prongs and topped by a cockerel
and a Luena-Chokwe comb. h. 18,3 and 18,5 cm. [2]
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
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Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
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Nigeria, Yoruba, Ijebu Ode, a male and female Ibeji figure
with beaded ornaments h. 21 cm. [2]
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
De Zwaan Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
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Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina, two pair of Ibeji figures.
h. 21 - 22.5 cm. [4]
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
De Zwaan Amsterdam
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Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
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Nigeria Yoruba, a collection of six Ibadan Owu Ibeji figures;
Ex collection Ursula Voorhuis. h. 21 - 23 cm. [6]
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
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Nigeria, Yoruba, Ilorin Oyo, a collection of seven various Ibeji figures.
Ex collection Ursula Voorhuis. h. 22,5 - 27,2 cm.
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
De Zwaan Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
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Nigeria, Yoruba, Ijebu, Iperu, male twin figure, hands akimbo, turban-like headdress, carver Onamosun
and two other from this area. Provenance Ursula Voorhuis, St. Agatha h. 23 and 26 cm. [3]
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
De Zwaan Amsterdam
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Nigeria, Yoruba, Ijebu, Ijebu-Ode, male twin figure with prominent sex
Provenance Ursula Voorhuis, St. Agatha h. 28 cm. [1]
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
De Zwaan Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
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Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Ilorin, male ere ibeji, with metal inlaid eyes, beaded ornaments and three twin figures
a male and two females, glossy patina. Provenance Ursula Voorhuis, St. Agatha. h. 27,5 and 24,5 cm. [4]
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
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Nigeria, Yoruba, two Ibeji figures
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De Zwaan Amsterdam
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Nigeria, Yoruba, two pair of Ibeji figures.
Of Ibadan style. h. 26 and 23 cm. [4]
Friday 23 Apr at - 10:00 (CEST)
De Zwaan Amsterdam
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DRC., Songye, carved wooden ornament and Yoruba a Ifa oracle board.
L. 23 and w. 40 cm. [2]
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Sunday 25 Apr at - 11:00 (CEST)
Goldfield
Steinfort, Luxembourg
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Goldfield
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Bertrée (Hannut), Belgique
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Bertrée (Hannut), Belgique
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Sunday 25 Apr at - 14:00 (CEST)
Métayer Maison de Ventes aux Enchères Moulins
Moulins-sur-Allier, France
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Métayer Maison de Ventes aux Enchères Moulins
Moulins-sur-Allier, France
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Sunday 25 Apr at - 14:00 (CEST)
Alexandre Landre
Semur-en-Auxois , France
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Alexandre Landre
Semur-en-Auxois , France
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Wednesday 28 Apr at - 13:30 (CEST)
Crait + Müller
Paris, France
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Crait + Müller
Paris, France
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Wednesday 28 Apr at - 14:00 (CEST)
Casa d'Aste Capitolium Art
Bescia, Italie
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Arts of Africa, America and Oceania

In the top ten of bids, the ethnic arts by no means drag their heels.  Whether we call them primitive or tribal arts, these treasures of Africa, America and Oceania sold at auction have fascinated collectors from André Breton to Pablo Picasso and from Pierre Vérité to Jacques Kerchache. In 2000, Kerchache was largely responsible for introducing works by these peoples considered "without writing or history" to the Louvre, foreshadowing the opening of the Musée du quai Branly in Paris.

"Masterpieces the world over are born free and equal," to quote the man who loved these magical objects from all over the globe: from Africa (Ivory Coast, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Angola, Burkina-Faso, Gabon, Madagascar, etc.), Oceania (Papua New Guinea, the Marquesas Islands, the Cook Islands, the Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Polynesia, etc.), the Americas (the Tainos of the Caribbean islands, the Inuits from the Gulf of Alaska) and Insulindia (Borneo, Indonesia).

While they acquired the rank of art works late on in their history, since 2000, the ethnic arts have certainly been adding fuel to the (sacred) fire in online auctions, with Dogon masks, Fang statues, Kota mbulu-ngulu reliquary figures, Maori pendants and Eskimo sculptures.