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  • An Incurable Collector, these items represent Gordon Lankton's passion for the culture and history of Africa.

    Lot: 1
    Sold for: $11,250$9,000

    An Incurable Collector, these items represent Gordon Lankton's passion for the culture and history of Africa. This sale represents the conclusion of the Gordon Lankton Collection of African Art. ...

  • Two Yoruba Beaded Belts

    Lot: 1117A
    Unsold  

    Two Yoruba Beaded Belts, Nigeria, 20th century. ...

  • Igala Terra-cotta Pair

    Lot: 178
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    Igala Terra-cotta Pair, Benue, Nigeria, male and female sitting atop a circular base, the female with left arm on the male's shoulder, ht. 11 1/4 in. Provenance: Dimondstein Tribal Arts, Los ...

  • An Ekoi Headdress

    Lot: 179
    Sold for: $1,476$1,200

    An Ekoi Headdress, Nigeria, the circular fiber platform supporting a seated figure with articulated limbs and oversized head with open mouth inset with metal teeth, raised scarification on the head, ...

  • Cary 3-inch "Royal Geographical Society" Portable Refractor Telescope

    Lot: 399
    Sold for: $2,214$1,800

    Cary 3-inch "Royal Geographical Society" Portable Refractor Telescope, London, no. 12, the two-piece main tube engraved "Royal Geographical Society No 12/Cary London," finder scope, rack-and-pinion ...

  • Kneeling Bronze Female Figure

    Lot: 116
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    Kneeling Bronze Female Figure, Nigeria, possibly a finial figure from a staff, ht. 9 in. Provenance: Private collection, New York City. ...

  • Pair of Ibeji Figures,

    Lot: 1146
    Sold for: $308$250

    Pair of Ibeji Figures, Yoruba, Nigeria, male and female, with black pigmented coiffures, each ht. 9 1/4 in. ...

  • Ogoni Puppet

    Lot: 1162
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    Ogoni Puppet, Nigeria, figure seated on a platform, holding a knife in one hand and a head in another, the articulated jaw moves up and down using a stick which protrudes from the base of the ...

  • Mumuye Figure,

    Lot: 1164
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    Mumuye Figure, Nigeria, thick angular legs below an elongated torso with protruding belly button, cut out arms at sides with long fingers, with sloping shoulders below the long neck and simply ...

  • Large Ibo-style Carved Mask

    Lot: 1515
    Sold for: $1,230$1,000

    Large Ibo-style Carved Mask, Nigeria, ht. 22 in. The property of Gordon B. Lankton ...

  • Ebo-style Carved Wood Female Figure

    Lot: 1574
    Sold for: $111$90

    Ebo-style Carved Wood Female Figure, Nigeria, ht. 34 in. The property of Gordon B. Lankton ...

  • Nupe-style Carved Wood Post

    Lot: 1643
    Sold for: $86$70

    Nupe-style Carved Wood Post, Nigeria, ht. 36 in. The property of Gordon B. Lankton ...

  • Carved Wood Seated Female Figure

    Lot: 1665
    Sold for: $37$30

    Carved Wood Seated Female Figure, Nigeria, ht. 11 in. The property of Gordon B. Lankton ...

  • Ibibio Mask,

    Lot: 58
    Sold for: $492$400

    Ibibio Mask, Nigeria, early 20th century, hollowed-out form, holes around edge for attachments, mouth open bearing tongue and teeth, turned-up nose, cut-out eyes, and small ears, raised ...

  • Male Terra-cotta Figure

    Lot: 61
    Sold for: $431$350

    Male Terra-cotta Figure, Yoruba, Nigeria, 19th century, with hands resting on abdomen, below exaggerated pectorals, the large head displays the typical Yoruba features, bulging eyes, flat nose and ...

  • Benin Mixed-metal Model of a Boat

    Lot: 1152
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    Benin Mixed-metal Model of a Boat, Nigeria, probably depicting the exile of Ovonramwen Nogbaisi, the last Oba (king) of the Kingdom of Benin, and his two wives surrounded by British soldiers, 11 1/4 ...

  • Ibibio Puppet

    Lot: 1156
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    Ibibio Puppet, Nigeria, male figure with articulated arms, legs, and jaw. Provenance: Purchased in Cape Town, South Africa. ...

  • Yoruba Gong Set Currency

    Lot: 1187
    Unsold  

    Yoruba Gong Set Currency, Nigeria, in a shadow box frame. ...

  • Cary 3-inch "Royal Geographical Society" Portable Refractor Telescope

    Lot: 424
    Sold for: $5,228$4,250

    Cary 3-inch "Royal Geographical Society" Portable Refractor Telescope, London, no. 12, the two-piece main tube engraved "Royal Geographical Society No 12/Cary London," finders scope, rack-and-pinion ...

  • Vere Carved Wood Male Figure

    Lot: 41
    Sold for: $4,920$4,000

    Vere Carved Wood Male Figure, Nigeria, the standing figure with penetrating gaze, on a wood base, ht. 28 1/2 in. Provenance: Pace Primitive, New York. ...

  • Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

    Lot: 1749
    Sold for: $123$100

    Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group, Abeokuta area, Nigeria, a mounted warrior with weapons on one side and female attendant on the other, attributed to Oniyide or his son, ht. including ...

  • Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

    Lot: 1691
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    Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group, Abeokuta area, Nigeria, a mounted warrior with weapons on one side and female attendant on the other, attributed to Oniyide or his son, ht. including ...

  • Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

    Lot: 5
    Sold for: $615$500

    Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group, Abeokuta area of Nigeria, a maternity figure with a female attendant on either side and two infants, attributed to Oniyide or his son, ht. 24, wd. 19 ...

  • Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $492$400

    Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group, Abeokuta area of Nigeria, depicting a noble with a flywhisk and two male and two female attendants, possibly the work of master carver Oniyide (c. 1875-c. ...

  • Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

    Lot: 7
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    Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group, Abeokuta area, Nigeria, a mounted warrior with weapons on one side and female attendant on the other, attributed to Oniyide or his son, ht. including ...

  • Yoruba Beaded Cloth and Leather Diviner's Bandolier Bag

    Lot: 8
    Sold for: $492$400

    Yoruba Beaded Cloth and Leather Diviner's Bandolier Bag, Nigeria, the leather bag covered with beaded cloth panels and with an elaborate trade bead strap, patina of long use, (some bead loss), bag 8 ...

  • Igbo Ikenga Figure

    Lot: 9
    Sold for: $1,476$1,200

    Igbo Ikenga Figure, Nigeria, a seated male figure holding a knife and severed head, his headdress with two birds on the top tier and four more severed heads below, ht. 28 1/2 in. Provenance: A ...

  • Yoruba Eshu Figure

    Lot: 11
    Sold for: $800$650

    Yoruba Eshu Figure, Nigeria, the tapering block-like form with protruding breasts and incised geometric designs, the leather collar with multiple strands of cowrie shells and a cloth bag, dark ...

  • Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

    Lot: 5
    Sold for: $923$750

    Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks, Nigeria, the superstructures including an owl with two snakes, a scorpion encircled by snakes, a kneeling woman holding two snakes, and a bird pecking ...

  • Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $984$800

    Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks, Nigeria, includes two masks with snake and bird imagery, one with two soccer players and a snake (damage), and one with a man holding a snake, ht. to ...