I would agree with Lawrence on all counts .... he did however overlook the piece you have labled 'trophy' 1,2, and 3 .... which is a headdress of the Bamana peoples known as a Chiwara or Chi Wara ... a Google search of Chiwara headdress will give you plenty of material to explore. dwolf
From: Lawrence <lawrence_owens@...>
To: African_Arts <African_Arts@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 7:58 am
Subject: [African_Arts] Re: Identifying African Art Collection
Maternity figure...has characteristics of various groups including the Dogon, but also Niger River Delta populations...
Dogon ancestor couple, Mali
Brass kuduos, Ashanti, Ghana
Staff is Senufo
For my money the nicest items are the kuduos, although the staff is also very nice!
--- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, "Jocelyn" <harriojv@...> wrote:
> Good Day Group:
> My husband and I have several pieces that we need some help identifying and getting specific information on. The items are submitted on the following link:
> View under photos as - "Harrios African Art".
> Any and all information provided will be greatly appreciated!
> The 'Female figure' weighs 46 lbs - height 57 1/4"; the 'Couple' weighs 15 lbs - height 28 1/4"; 'Brass holders' - both weigh one lb each, height 6 1/4"; 'Helmet' 8" diameter, weight 5 lbs; Staff with carving on top - 61" length; Patterned staff - 72" length.
> Sincere thanks,