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The market for tribal art has become increasingly global, with a spread of specialised dealers, galleries and auction houses, particularly in the United States and Europe. Collectors from other categories, such as contemporary and modern art, have begun to acquire tribal artworks. Increased interest and awareness, coupled with the reduced availability of good quality, rare artifacts, have driven up prices in recent years. Recently in May 2013, the African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art sale at Sotheby’s New York fetched $7,248,751. A highlight from this sale was the Eket Ogbom headdress from Nigeria which sold for $815,000, above its $400,000 - $600,000 estimate. Christie’s also has a very strong African and Oceanic Art department and hold sales twice each year in Paris. This department’s sale in June 2013 broke a record for apiece of Oceanic art sold at auction with a rare Biwat ceremonial roof figure sold for €2,505,500. Furthermore, a Baga snake achieved €2,337,500, which was a new record for a piece of African art sold at auction in 2013.


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beautiful afghan with vibrant colors and...

 

Primary colours in bright tones. Edges bound by black ribbon.

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Inuit soapstone carving of an eagle purc...

 

The sculpture is of a bird which resembles an eagle, that of a kimurut bird, the sculpture is very well-detailed.

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My grandfather had these in his house al...

 

From Kenya.

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TRIBAL MASK, UNKNOWN ORIGIN, BOUGHT abou...

 

In the style of masks from the Sepik area of New Guinea.

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go ovoid form with narrow base

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With incised decoration

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African Sculpture we have had 10 yrs. N...

 

in traditional upright pose

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Wooden Tribal Mask

 

the circular concave dish back supporting a triform raised structure

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What looks like an African mask, painted...

 

Small eyes and mouth, striped engravings for decoration.

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ibeji twins with one pc jacket, male 33...

 

Of typical elongated upright standing pose

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Wool shawl with black satin binding along the neckline.

beautiful afghan with vibrant colors and lined with black ribbon around the edges. It has a split in...

Attributed to Philip Qamanirq aka Kaminerk, Inuit artist.

Inuit soapstone carving of an eagle purchased by my late aunt while she was working among the Inuit ...

Kamba knife, spoon and a pair of kneeling figures.

My grandfather had these in his house along with many other interesting items, i know he was based i...

New Guinea mask.

TRIBAL MASK, UNKNOWN ORIGIN, BOUGHT about 6 YEARS AGO, quite light wood

Vase of unidentified material with hippocamp and female figure in relief.

I have just figured out that picture is of a hempocamp. Someone told me they think it may be African...

African metal currency

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African figure in the style of Lulua figures from the Congo

African Sculpture we have had 10 yrs. No idea of original age. Unfortunately incurred some damage t...

Luba kifwebe mask, from the Congo

What looks like an African mask, painted with red and white stripes. Mask looks very simple but I ha...

A pair of Yoruba twin figures with beaded coat, from Nigeria

ibeji twins with one pc jacket, male 33cm high female 32 cm high jacket 23cm wide and 18cm high

Wool shawl with black satin binding along the neckline.
Attributed to Philip Qamanirq aka Kaminerk, Inuit artist.
New Guinea mask.
Vase of unidentified material with hippocamp and female figure in relief.
African metal currency
African figure in the style of Lulua figures from the Congo
Ogoni mask from Nigeria
Luba kifwebe mask, from the Congo
A pair of Yoruba twin figures with beaded coat, from Nigeria
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