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A R T  African  Cultural  A F R I C A N  T R I B A L  Connection  From the Private Collection of Rawlvan R Bennett
Introduction About Us History  INTRODUCTION  My passion for African art began over 35 years ago. As an African American I ...
Contents  Ya m b a P a l a c e C o l l e c t i o n    Pg4 - 10  B a m o u m Tr a v e l l i n g K i n g   Q u e e n    Pg51...
Ya m b a P a l a c e C o l l e c t i o n  This series was commissioned by the Yamba king in 1852 and has been registered a...
Ya m b a P a l a c e C o l l e c t i o n Cameroon  T h e Ya m b a M a t e r n i t y Q u e e n  5  68  Twins were though to...
Ya m b a P a l a c e C o l l e c t i o n Cameroon  T h e Ya m b a K i n g     s H u n t e r  6  12  This piece depicts the...
Ya m b a P a l a c e C o l l e c t i o n Cameroon  T h e Ya m b a K i n g     s B e a d e d T h r o n e  7  7  This magnif...
Ya m b a P a l a c e C o l l e c t i o n Cameroon  T h e Ya m b a K i n g     s Warrior  8  11  This warrior sculpture, in...
Ya m b a P a l a c e C o l l e c t i o n Cameroon  T h e Ya m b a K i n g     s C o w r i e Shell Throne  9  9  Across the...
Ya m b a P a l a c e C o l l e c t i o n Cameroon  T h e Ya m b a K i n g     s Messenger  10  10  At a lifelike height of...
The Tikar Palace Collection  The Tikar tribe have a rich and diverse heritage. The most important Chief in Tikar history i...
The Tikar Palace Collection Cameroon  Monument to King Njoya of the T ikar Tribe  12  65  King Njoya, the most famous of T...
The Tikar Palace Collection Cameroon  The Br onze Travelling King  13  1  King Njoya of the Tikar tribe is depicted travel...
Njimom Collection  This collection consists of bronze pieces from both the Benin tribe of Nigeria and the Njimom tribe of ...
Njimom Collection Cameroon Nigeria  The Benin King   s Bronze Leopards Pots  15  14  This rare pair of leopard pots portra...
Njimom Collection Cameroon  Bronze Bamoum Calabash  16  3  The calabash shape is abundant in African tribal sculpture. Thi...
Njimom Collection Nigeria  Br onze Benin Royal Tanda Couple  17  6  This bronze couple represent a cause for celebration i...
Njimom Collection Nigeria  Bronze Nain Statues  18  4  These statues were brought to the Benin kingdom to serve in traditi...
Bantou Collection  This collection consists of    ve bronze pieces  Two Benin pieces from Nigeria and three pieces from Ca...
Bantou Collection Cameroon  Bronze Pygmy Bushman with Human Hair  20  70  The Pygmy Bushman is a rare bronze sculpture fea...
Bantou Collection Nigeria  Bronze Benin Royalty Statues  21  76  Two figures, standing side by side, seeming as though the...
Bantou Collection Nigeria  Bronze Maternity Pair  75  This pair of stylised figures represents the two most important role...
Bantou Collection Br onze Benin Royal Warrior Nigeria  74  An imposing figure dressed in battle finery, this warrior would...
Bronze Meka Parum Fertility Figure Cameroon  33a  This figure represents the powerful man normally praying for the longevi...
Bronze Benin King   s Throne Nigeria  25  34  The theme of circles and coils in this regal throne is no co-incidence - in ...
Bronze Benin Royal Couple in Portuguese Dress Nigeria  26  71  The Portuguese were the first Europeans to make contact wit...
Bronze Benin Palace Plaque Nigeria  27  35  There are reportedly over 900 such plaques in museums in England, America and ...
Br onze Benin Warriors on Horseback Nigeria  28  28  During the last war before its colonisation, Benin was the strongest ...
Massive Bronze King   s Palace Guard Nigeria  29  78  This massive bronze Benin warrior stood guard at the Benin palace fo...
Br onze Benin Tr ophy Calabash Nigeria  20  This calabash represents the final war between Benin and Biefy. Benin won the ...
Bronze Bamoum Queen Calabash Nigeria  81  A nursing mother sits atop a calabash, preparing to feed her infant. Beneath her...
Bronze Bamoum Maternity Statue Cameroon  73  Commemorating a woman   s main role in tribal society     to bear and nurture...
Bronze Benin Royal Couple Nigeria  33  77  Towering beaded crowns and elaborate clothing makes for a regal-looking pair of...
Bronze Bamoum Medicine Man Cameroon  34  15  His position as a medicine man and healer would have made the subject of this...
Bronze Benin Palace Guard Nigeria  35  80  This skilfully crafted bronze piece once again highlights the talent of Benin m...
Br onze Bamoum Warrior Calabash Cameroon  69  This urn, fashioned from bronze, features human figures alternated with the ...
Bronze Beaded Bamoum King   s Throne Cameroon  67  The seat of this throne is lifted and supported by a ram, the curl of h...
Yoruba Divination Bowl Nigeria  38  51  The Yoruba people of Nigeria use divination bowls such as this during the most pop...
Br onze   Wood Bamoum Tusks Cameroon  39  36  This pair of tusks symbolises the defence of the king and his throne. Each f...
Igbo Wedding Headdr ess Nigeria  40  45  This early 20th century piece is one of the finest examples of an Igbo wedding he...
Yoruba Gelede Mask Nigeria  41  41  The Gelede spectacle of the Yoruba tribe is a public display of colourful masks, which...
Bronze Bamoum Fertility Pair Cameroon  42  31  This pair of sculptures represents the birth of the first twins in the Bamo...
Bronze Benin Royal Couple in Portuguese Dress Nigeria  43  8  These monuments represent the first day of Aba king and quee...
Bronze Benin Hunter Nigeria  16  At 1.78m high, this life-sized figure of a hunter would have stood guard at the entrance ...
Br onze Benin Warrior Pair Nigeria  45  47  Legend has is that 600 years ago the Owo king fell in love with a beautiful go...
Bronze Benin Divination Bowl Nigeria  46  2  It is likely that an Ifa priest of the Yoruba tribe would have used this divi...
Fante Queen Mother Ghana  47  37  This magnificent piece was crafted to represent Fante Mother who was the 16th wife of th...
Songye Fetish Democratic Republic of Congo  57  This 20th century figure was produced in the Democratic Republic of Congo ...
Mahongwe Reliquary Figure Gabon  49  27   Figures like this two-headed Janus style bust were used for marking the graves o...
Bronze Bamoum Drummer Cameroon  50  66  A warrior beating the war drums in preparation for battle. This finely crafted pie...
Bamoum Travelling King   Queen Cameroon  51  40  The newly wed king and his queen are flanked by five figures carrying the...
Igbo Hairdress Nigeria  52  43  This highly stylised face represents the queen on her wedding day. The creator has taken g...
Bronze Benin Face Masks Nigeria  17  The lifelike appearance of these heads is no co-incidence  They represent the face of...
Bronze Pygmy Statues Cameroon  48  The subject of these pieces was a pygmy woman whose distended belly gave the appearance...
Bronze Benin Festival Hip Masks Nigeria  Pendant     EDO People     Benin Kingdom  21  Certain high-ranking of ficials or ...
Bronze Benin Ife Head Nigeria  46  The smooth finish and lifelike features of this Ife head sculpture are unique in Africa...
Monument of King with Enemy Head Nigeria  23  For many ancient kingdoms across the world, presenting the head of your slai...
A s h a n t i Aw e M o t h e r G h a n a Ghana  39  The discoid face and outstretched arms are typical of pieces created b...
Nigerian Ekoi Head Nigeria  55  This modern, 20th century piece originates in south-eastern Nigeria and represents a young...
Bronze Bamoum Mother   Child Cameroon  13  A woman   s primary role in African tribal society is to bear and raise childre...
Baga Dance Headdress Guinea  59  This massive head with large nose and eyes, small cylindrical mouth, raised ridge to the ...
Br onze Benin Leopar d Walking Stick Nigeria  32  In cultures all over the world a walking cane represents stature and aut...
 2  Bronze Swords from Chad Chad  18  Fashioned from bronze and featuring fine metal work including intricate patterns ins...
Bronze Benin Calabash Nigeria  5  A bronze piece depicting the art of war, three warriors on horseback form the base of th...
Br onze Tanda Royalty Couple Nigeria  65  82  A male and female bust, each supported by a square plinth, which tapers into...
Bronze Bamoum Maternity Queen Cameroon  66  83  An important figure, Maternity Queen is seated, supported by an ovoid base...
Bronze Black Oba Pot Nigeria  84  Rising from a circular base, this pot is supported by six erect serpents, their tails co...
Bronze Benin Throne Nigeria  68  85  The seat of this throne is supported by a leopard, which is flanked by two human figu...
Bronze Nain Couple Nigeria  69  86  Both figures stand firm, supported by flat feet and heavy-set legs. The short limbs, e...
Bronze Bamoum Palace Pipes Cameroon  87  A pair of ceremonial palace pipes depicts warriors riding on horses. These repres...
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