African Art Auction

Living African Art Treasures By David Norden

60X Living African Art Treasures By David Norden DearĀ  African Art Lovers, IN A HURRY ? The auction catalogue is ready on LiveAuctioneers : https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/149497_living-african-art-treasures-by-david-norden/ The live auction will take place on September 22nd, 2019 at 08:00 PM BELGIAN TIME or 11:00 AM Pacific Time. This is my first auction on LiveAuctioneers, and to reward my loyal clients I have put up some of my 60 very finest pieces; all lots will start at half my low estimates. Feel free… Read More »Living African Art Treasures By David Norden

A Benin” Lovebird Masterpiece for Valentine’s Day ?

Also called ” bird of prophecy”-staff Africa | Brass Staff with bird figure. Edo people, Benin Kingdom. The bird perched with outstretched wings on the finials of this idiophone sounded on the occasions of Ugie Oro court festivals is usually called the “bird of prophecy” (ahianmwen-oro) https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/316559 Bird staffs serve as hand-held clappers during court rituals. They are played by striking the bird’s beak with a metal rod. These staffs symbolize the power of the king over natural and supernatural… Read More »A Benin” Lovebird Masterpiece for Valentine’s Day ?