Thursday, March 06, 2008

African Art : Recent Acquisitions

Buy African AntiquesDavid Norden
fine African Art.

We advise great collections since 1992 !

David Norden Sint Katelijnevest 27 B2000 Antwerpen Tel: +32 3 227.35.40

African Art for sale

Dear friends ,Please find below some thumbnails from my recent acquisitions. The items above the page are more valuable than the ones below the page. Click on the thumbs and see items you like.

aduma mask Baule seated Lvdv


kota Okondja


Bwaka statue mask and chair.jpg (90183 bytes)

Bwaka statue, 17 cm. 2,500 € Burkina Faso mask & chair, ex Ian Shaw:3000€


Ashanti funeral head + Bamana Doorlock

terracotta-rdk-Ashanti african doorlock


A small Kifwebe masquette

Small Kifwebe masquette

26 cm without stand, 37cm if it's stand (included in the price).

From a Dutch collection.Price: 1,300€

Hope you enjoyed,

David Norden

African Art

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2 comments: said...

It still puzzles me.Leaves me in wonder and disbelief of how commercial traditional masks have become. Before used only during ceremonies, now simply their have become dead, hanging on walls of the rich and the famous. Just a mind of thought.

David said...

)In your art you also recycle things, function of objects change. African masks and statues are indeed becoming valuable in collector's hand, but this also often preserves them. Also I see there is much more knowledge about the original functions kept then I first thought. Anthropologist and previously missionaries documented much of these ceremonies and functions.