Hello everyone,i'm Andrew living in Amsterdam, great that this forum exists.I'm a long time collector of objects from around the globe.
In my search i stumbled upon a few objects where you could be the solution in helping me to determine the what,where,& when of these objects. My knowledge of African Arts is poor,so I'm very thankfull for all the help you can give me to find these answers.
The pictures of these objects you can find in the folder with the name Andrews foto's:
The objects are a pair of tuskshaped .... ?
Also, they are carved out, and the material appears to be ivory. But it also could be a tooth(HYPPO ?),or a bone ? I personally think it was a kind of a ritual necklace or, most probably, a Dagger holder.
What I can tell is that the Belgian woman I have bought them from said to me they originated from their former colony Congo, nowadays Zaïre.
To finish this writing I have a last question about an ebony sculpture where i have no clue about at all: