A good group of African patinated ivory figures, probably Le...

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A good group of African patinated ivory figures, probably Lega, Congo, 19th century, comprising nine figures in various standing, seated and haunched poses, each with stylised almond-shaped face with split navette-shaped eyes, some with exaggerated pointed forehead, one with conical headdress, some with markings to stomach (perhaps fertility figures), some on integral mound bases, seven with pleasing mellow amber-coloured patination, 2.25 to 10, (5.5cm to 25cm) high. (9).Provenance: Ex Private Collection, Belgium (Congo was previously a Belgian colony).
General flaws and minor cracks/losses but excellent colour and patination. Many are likely to be boar tusk ivory, not elephant ivory.

Auction Date:
24th Oct 16 at 10am BST
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24th Oct 2016 10am BST (Lots 1 to 931)