Ethnographica & Tribal Art for sale

We found 140 item(s) matching your search

Refine your search

Estimate

Filter by Price Range

Location

Category

Creator / Brand

Auction Type

Country

Auctioneer

  • List
  • Grid
  • Lots per page
  • 60
  • 120
  • 240

MENTAWAI MEMORIAL CANOE PADDLE SIBERUT ISLAND, INDONESIA carved wood and pigment, the broad paddle blade with central ridge, the long shaft leadin...

DOGON TELLEM FIGURE MALI carved wood, standing on an integral circular base, the legs bent at the knees, the left arm raised, the right held to th...

BACTRIAN FEMALE STONE IDOL MARGIANA, CENTRAL ASIA, c. 2300 - 1900 B.C. carved green chlorite and limestone, standing on a flat base, wearing a loo...

CHANCAY FACE MASK CENTRAL COAST, PERU, C. 1100 - 1300 A.D. carved wood, shell and hair, the broad face with bright red pigment, a prominent raised...

FANTE ASAFO FLAG "WILL YOU FLY OR WILL YOU VANISH" KWEKU KAKANU, SALTPOND, GHANA, C. 1940 - 1950 cotton with sewn applique, a mythical bird with c...

FANTE ASAFO FLAG "IF YOU SET A TRAP WITH EVIL INTENT, YOU MAY END UP IN IT YOURSELF" BABA ISSAH, cotton with sewn applique, on a yellow patterned ...

FANTE ASAFO FLAG "IT BOILS BUT DOES NOT BURN" NANA MCCARTHY, ANOMABO, GHANA, C. 1940 - 1950 cotton with sewn applique, three figures stand around ...

FANTE ASAFO FLAG "WE CAN DEFEND OUR SACRED TREES FROM ALL PREDATORS" GHANA, C. 1940 - 1950 cotton with sewn applique, on a yellow ground, two arme...

FERNWOOD GRADE SOCIETY FIGURE AMBRYM ISLAND, VANUATU carved fernwood, of totemic form with a stylized oversized head carved with prominent eyes an...

ABORIGINAL SHIELD WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved wood, of eliptical form, the front with grooved parallel bands running vertically and diagonally, the r...

WAR CLUB TONGA, 19TH CENTURY carved wood, rhomboidal in form, surface entirely decorated with carved zig zag motifs and other geometric patterning...

ABORIGINAL SHIELD KIMBERLEY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved wood, of eliptical form, the front with horizontal red ochre lines, the reverse decorated wi...

ABORIGINAL TJURINGA AUSTRALIA carved wood, of eliptical form, the front with incised geometric motif, the reverse with incised emu tracks, covered...

FINE ABORIGINAL BOOMERANG AUSTRALIA carved wood, of classic form, with stone carved grooves running along the length of the blade terminating at t...

ABORIGINAL BOOMERANG AUSTRALIA carved wood, with a double twist at the handle, rich red patination, raised on a bespoke mount (55.4cm long)

◆ LIME SPATULA BY MUTUAGA PAPUA NEW GUINEA, C. 1900 - 1910 carved wood, seated upon a circular platform above the blade, the handle in the form of...

PAIR OF CONGOLESE CURRENCY KNIVES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO cast iron and wood with fibre binding, the Ngombe knife of anthropomorphic appearan...

TRIO OF TUTSI BASKETS RWANDA woven grass, of varying sizes, each with lids evoking an architectural form, all with diverse black geometric designs...

PUNU-LUMBO HOOK, MUSWINGA GABON, 19TH CENTURY TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY carved wood, the figure shown with long hair, recessed eyes formed into arches...

MĀORI HEI-TIKI PENDANT NEW ZEALAND, 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER carved and polished inanga pounamu, successive tapering perforation holes, with the or...

Proof sets and coins, including Rhodesia 1955 proof set, Lesotho 1966 proof set, Trinidad and Tobago 1971 proof set, Zambia 1965 Proof crown, Ghan...

Massai Löwen-Speer, um 1900, Holz, beidseitig mit geschmiedetem Eisen, Länge: ca. 175 cm.

Aus Kapitänsnachlass: Alte hochwertige und ausdrucksstarke Makonde Figur, Unikat Holzskulptur aus einem Stück Ebenholz durchbrochen handgeschnitzt...

Kuba Maske, Ngady Amwaash, D. R. Kongo. Holz, Glasperlen, Kaurimuscheln, Bast, Pigmente Kunstvoll bemalte Maske mit komplexen geometrischen Muster...

A 16thC oak sculpture of the Pieta, probably the Southern Netherlands, H 97 cm A 16thC oak sculpture of the Pieta, probably Southern Netherlands,...

World proof and uncirculated sets, including Ghana 1958, India 1969, Jordan, Western Samoa, 2xTonga, Thailand, Swaziland, 2xLesotho, Hong Kong 198...

Taxidermy: Nile crocodile full skull mount head, felt-lined mount as a rug 65cm wide 354cm long This specimen was taken from the wild in compli...

African tobacco pipe snakeskin wrapped pipe, 10 bronze/brass rings with animal figures. Used, with signs of age. L. 52cm

Gunibri Fakroun, African instrument Small guitar with round neck made of wood, decorated with notch carving and three strings. Body made of leath...

Old Dogon sculpture, Mali, West Africa figure carved from tropical wood, depicting a rider on donkey. H. 38cm, total weight 578

Two African sculptures, probably Makonde, Ebony made of heavy ebony wood. Once drummer in short skirt, in squatting pose, h. 32cm. Once warrior, ...

Conflict of African showcase objects mainly carved from tropical wood, various figures, animals. In addition, a leather bottle. Total 10 parts.

Lot 536

Cult figure

Cult figure Probably Burkina Faso. Masked dancer. Metal standing figure, wearing a mask, which is decorated with a crocodile, bird and chameleons...

Africa assortment Consisting of 5 pieces of different materials. Probably bone and horn with mother-of-pearl, as well as a metallic letter opener...

Lot 556

Miscellaneous

Riband: Full and partial rolls of various campaign Medal ribands, comprising Naval General Service 1915-62; General Service 1918-62; Atlantic Star...

Südwestafrika, 20. Jh., Trommler, H. 19 cm

Konvolut Kreuzanhänger Äthiopien, Mitte 20. Jh., sechs Stück, Metallguss, meist durchbrochen gearbeitet und ornamental verziert, Altersspuren, H...

Lot 651

Parierschild

Parierschild Somalia, um 1900, kreisförmiges Schild aus Leder, verziert von geometrischen Motiven, Mitte und Kante leicht erhöht, rückseitig mit...

Kpélie Ahnenmaske Elfenbeinküste, 2. Hälfte 20. Jh., der Volksgruppe der Sennufo zugeordnet, Holz beschnitzt und dunkel gefasst, später auf Meta...

Lot 653

Maske Baule

Maske Baule Elfenbeinküste, 2. Hälfte 20. Jh., der Volksgruppe der Baule zugeordnet, Holz beschnitzt und farbig gefasst, später auf Metallsockel...

Lot 654

Maske Baule

Maske Baule Elfenbeinküste, 2. Hälfte 20. Jh., der Volksgruppe der Baule zugeordnet, Holz beschnitzt und farbig gefasst, später auf Metallsockel...

Mutter-Kind-Figur Burkina Faso, Mitte 20. Jh., Holz beschnitzt, vollplastische, leicht abstrahierte Darstellung zweier Personen, später auf Meta...

Lot 656

Dje-Maske

Dje-Maske Elfenbeinküste, 2. Hälfte 20. Jh., der Volksgruppe der Yaure zugeordnet, in der Art des Dje-Kults gefertigt, Holz beschnitzt und dunke...

Schnitzerei der Bwa Burkina Faso, 2. Hälfte 20. Jh., der Volksgruppe der Bwa zugeordnet, Holz beschnitzt und mehrfarbig gefasst, später auf Sock...

Mutter-Kind-Figur Angola, 2. Hälfte 20. Jh., der Volksgruppe der Tschokwe zugeordnet, Hartholz beschnitzt, vollplastische Darstellung einer Mutt...

Mutter-Kind-Figur Tansania, 2. Hälfte 20. Jh., der Volksgruppe der Makonde zugeordnet, Holz beschnitzt, H ca. 42 cm.

Lot 660

Maske der Lega

Maske der Lega Kongo, Mitte 20. Jh., der Volksgruppe der Lega zugeordnet, flache Maske aus beschnitztem Holz, Maße 34 x 21 cm.

Loading...Loading...

Ethnographica & tribal art auctions

Tribal art from indigenous peoples of Africa, North and South America, Asia and Oceania has become a sought-after sector of the antiques market.

With a wide geographical and historical spread of items, this sector includes works ranging from ancient sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa to artefacts from indigenous American peoples to South Pacific masks, clubs, arrows and artwork.

High craftsmanship and decorative quality but also historical and social context make these items perfect for collectability. While the market for pre-Columbian works - art from the Americas from before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 - has grown strongly since specialised tribal art and ethnology auctions began in the 1970s, the field also includes works from Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia and Indonesia. Thus, for the interested collector, there will certainly be something to be found at Lot-tissimo in the ethnology auctions.

Recently Viewed Lots