African Sculpture

african tribal art sculptureAfrican tribal sculpture typically takes the form of figurative art and is mostly carved from wood. Some of the oldest examples of abstract figurative art hail from Africa and the tradition continues into the modern day. The human form, animal and mythical representations depicting spiritual, regligious and ancestor veneration are all evidenced in the African sculptural form. Elongation of limbs, accentuation and exaggeration of features and abstraction of form are hallmarks of the tradition. Whilst patination is often a sign of age this is not always the case and artisans are adept and creating false patinas- as a consequence Tribal art sculpture of recent production is often passed off as antique. Our advice, as ever, is to buy what you like and to avoid, unless you have considerable expertise, buying Africna sculpture based on the value suggested by dealers.


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Yoruba Post top from Nigeria

Striking Yoruba tribal art post top from Nigeria


Sales price: £220.00


Tchockwe Comb from DRC

Decorative comb from the Chockwe people of DRC


Sales price: £50.00


Fang Wooden Post Top from Cameroon

Hand carved tribal art post top from the Fang people of ...


Sales price: £195.00


Fang Shrine African Wooden Carving

Fang ancestral statue from Cameroon


Sales price: £475.00


Fang Sculpture Post Top Triple Face

Fang triple post top- tribal art sculpture from Cameroon


Sales price: £325.00


Fang Ancestor Statue

Fang ancestral statue from Cameroon, serene hand carved ...


Sales price: £475.00


Baule Tribal Art Sculpture

Beautiful Baule Sculpture from Ivory Coast


Sales price: £185.00


Ashanti Decorative Comb from Ghana

Hand carved wooded comb from the Ashanti people of Ghana


Sales price: £50.00


Ancestral Fang African Statue

African ancestral sculpture from Gabon


Sales price: £385.00


African Sculpture Sao Chad Bronze

Bronze sculpture made using the lost wax method of casting ...


Sales price: £650.00