Tribal Art

Tribal Art

Tribal Art

African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. Often, casual observers tend to generalize "traditional" African art, but the continent is full of people, societies and civilizations, each with a unique visual culture. The definition may also include the art of the African Diasporas, such as the art of African Americans. Despite this diversity, there are some unifying artistic themes when considering the totality of the visual culture from the continent of Africa

Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than, at most, a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized. There is a vast variety of styles, often varying within the same context of origin depending on the use of the object, but wide regional trends are apparent; sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers in West Africa Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular are or were often made for religious ceremonies; today many are made for tourists as “airport art”. African masks were an influence on European Modernist art, which was inspired by their lack of concern for naturalistic depiction. Since the late 19th century there has been an increasing amount of African art in Western collections, the finest pieces of which are now prominently displayed.


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Punu Mask

Product no.: 008

$395.00
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Pende (Bapende) Madman Mask

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$189.00
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Lobi "Bateba" figure

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$652.00
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Bassa Mask

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$425.00
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Benin Bronze Plaque

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$1,150.00
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Small Benin Bronze Plaque

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$395.00
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Metoko Divination Figure

Product no.: 060

$1,875.00
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Bamileke initiation figure

Product no.: 065

$939.00
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Yoruba Ifa Cult divination figure

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$985.00
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