Africa | Female figure from the Yombe people of DR Congo | Wood and fiber | Early 20th century
Proto-Dogon Female Figure, Djenne Empire, Mali, circa 900-1030 AD | lot | Sotheby's
old piece ivory Bateba statuettes are ritually used when a man has trouble finding a mate, or to solve problems of impotence or fertility. The Healer then prescribed the realization of such a statue to be placed on an altar.
Tribal Art Treasures - Bronze figures
Bakongo / Yombe Nkisi Nkondi.
Greek figure of Baubo (goddess of laughter)
Statuette of woman. Period: Middle Kingdom. Dynasty: Dynasty 12–13. Date: ca. 1981–1640 B.C. Geography: From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, west of pyramid of Amenemhat I, so-called Toilet Basket I without burial. Medium: Wood, paint
Bronze Figure of Bastet holding a sistrum 900 BC - 600 BC Late Period ~ Bastet transformed from a fierce wildcat of a war goddess to a domesticated cat goddess, that protected the Egyptian household.