Entire Collection of African Sculptures ordered sold by Chapter 7 Trustee

Entire African Sculpture Collection acquired by Jacques S. Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, at the Pentagon from 1997 to 2001.

Entire African Sculpture Collection acquired by Jacques S. Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, at the Pentagon from 1997 to 2001. This collection is over 40 pieces of unique African sculptures and artwork.  Additional details will be announced as they become available. 

Lot #

Description

   

1427

Wood carved female figure with additional female figure on shoulders. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Dogon tribe of Mali.

1428

Wood carved seated figures, male & female. Beads around neck, surrounded by additional smaller figures. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon. 

1429

Wood carved seated figures, male & female. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Dogon tribe of Mali.

1430

Wood carved female standing figure, beads around neck and waist. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Bamana tribe of Mali.

1431

Wood carved standing male figure. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Songye tribe Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

1432

Wood carved seated male figure, on chair, cowrie shell necklace. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Akan tribe of Ghana.

1433

Wood carved seated female figure, on chair, cowrie shell necklace. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Akan tribe of Ghana.

1434

Wood carved standing female figure on wood base. Tribal inspiration uncertain, possibly based on figures produced in Northern Nigeria. Decorative carving produced for sale.

1435

Wood carved seated male figure with fly whisk in right hand, black surface. Stool or chair missing. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Akan tribe of Ghana.

1436

Powder horn. Animal horn with embellished metal. North Africa.

1437

Wood carved standing male figure. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Hemba tribe, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1438

Wood carved janus head, face covered with white pigment and black accents. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Igbo tribe of Nigeria.

1439

Wood carved standing male figure with walking stick. Decorative carving produced for sale.

1440

Wood carved standing figure. Decorative carving produced for sale. Possibly stylistically based on figures produced by the Bamileke of Cameroon.

1441

Wood carved standing female figure. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Senufo tribe of Ivory Coast.

1442

Wood carved mask with geometric shapes around border of face and hair Pende tribe, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1443

Wood carved female mask covered with white pigment, scarification under the eyes. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on masks produced by the Punu tribe of Gabon. 

1444

Stone carved box.

1445

Wood carved spoon with female bust, metal over eyes.  Dan tribe of Liberia. 

1446

Wood carved mask with cowrie shell coiffure, scarification on forehead. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on masks produced by the Dan tribe of Liberia.

1447

Wood carved mask with extended beard decorated with geometric forms, black, white and red pigment. White pigment accents on eyes and mouth. Plant fiber coiffure.Pende tribe, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1448

Wood carved mask topped by extended horns on either side of head. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on masks produced by the Senufo tribe of Ivory Coast.

1449

Wood carved mask topped by rounded horns and birds on either side of the head, black surface. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on masks produced by the Baule tribe of Ivory Coast.

1450

Wood carved mask topped by and extended bird figure with long neck, fish in beak. White red and dark pigment. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on mask produced by the Baule tribe of Ivory Coast.

1451

Wood carved bust in basket, extended coiffure in back, topped by headdress of feathers. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on pieces produced by the Fang tribe of Gabon.

1452

Lot of two female Shango dance wands. Both figures kneeling holding dance wands in their hands, triangle style coiffure. Yoruba tribe, Nigeria.

1453

A . Standing male figure mounted on base. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Hemba tribe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.                                                       B. Standing female figure mounted on base. Scarification under eyes and down chest. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically possibly based on figures produced by the Tabwa, Democractic cRepublic of the Congo.

1454

Wood carved seated figure on top of post. Extended coiffure on either side of the head. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Fang tribe of Gabon.

1455

Wood carved harp with four strings and animal hide. Neck carved in the form of a figure with knees towards chest, four pegs on top. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on pieces produced by the Songye tribe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1456

Wood carved seated male figure with fly whisk in right hand, black surface, necklace. Stool or chair missing. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Akan tribe of Ghana. Repaired break to right leg.

1457

Wood carved round mask topped by small horns. Black painted face with white and red accents. Mounted on stand. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on Goli masks produced by the Baule tribe of Ivory Coast.

1458

Wood carved mask with round mouth and geometric white pigments forms around chin. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on masks produced by the Pende tribe of Ivory Coast.

1459

Wood carved mask with upturned mouth, coiffure topped by two birds. Red paint covers the surface, black coiffure, white accents on mouth and eyes. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on masks produced by the Baule tribe of Ivory Coast.

1460

Wood carved bust in basket with bird feathers, extended coiffure in back. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on pieces produced by the Fang tribe of Gabon.

1461

Wood carved mask mounted on stand. Small beard under chin, reddish surface, topped by swept back horns. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on masks produced by the Baule tribe of Ivory Coast.

1462

Wood carved headdress mounted on basket. Bust painted white with black accent of hair and scarification. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on headdresses produced by the Yoruba Egungun masks of Nigeria.

1463

Lot of sixdecorative elements.

1464

Standing female figure with hands on chest. Scarification on torso. Long extended pigtails. Mounted on stand. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Baule tribe of Ivory Coast.

1465

Wood carved standing male figure with cotton skirt. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on masks produced by the Hemba tribe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1466

Lot of 7 metal and wood bases.

1467

Lot of two metal headrests. Decorative castings. Stylistically based on headrests of East Africa

1468

Wood carved buffalo headdress covered in colorful beads on woven basket ringed by cowrie shells. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on pieces produced by the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon.

1469

Lot of 6 pieces.                                                                       A. Rose colored stone box with lid.                                    B. Wood carved maskette. A later carving of a passport mask from the Dan tribe of Liberia.                                   C. Container, possible from Middle East.                                                                                         D. Lot of two small paintings, tiger & giraffe.                E. Stone carved animal figure           

1470

 Envelope opener with bone handle.

1471

Piece of trunk carved in relief with glass top used as a table. Face, shango staffs, dance wands and geometric forms. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on pieces produced by the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria.

1472

Wood carved standing female figure. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Senufo tribe of Ivory Coast.

1473

Wood carved seated figures, male & female.  Babies on both their back, two children on lap of female figure. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Dogon tribe of Mali.

1474

Wood carved standing female figure. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on figures produced by the Senufo tribe of Ivory Coast.

1474

Wood carved house post. Kneeling female figure holding bowl. Remnants of red and black paint. Yoruba, Nigeria.

1475

Wood carved house post. Seated male figure with hands at mouth. Remnants of red and black paint. Yoruba, Nigeria.

1476

Calabash on woven base. Wood carved figures, animal horns, animal skulls, shells. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on pieces produced by the Fang tribe of Gabon.

1477

Wood carved male and female figures back to back on rounded base. Wood tapered pike base, metal on end.  Tribal inspiration uncertain.

1478

Wood carved bird with open wings. Decorative carving produced for sale. Stylistically based on birds produced by the Senufo tribe of Ivory Coast.

1479

Lot of three column bases.

1480

Lot of 9 column bases.

1481

Column base.

We are entertaining offers for either the entire collection or a large portion of the collection.  Please review the photographic inventory.  To schedule an inspection, please contact Keegan Zimmerman at keegan@realtymarkets.com.

Summary of Terms:

This collection is being sold on behalf of Joseph Bellinger, Chapter 7 Trustee, In Re:  Leah M. Gansler and Jacques Gansler, District of Maryland Bankruptcy Court, Case No. 15-25311.   All sales are subject to the approval of the US Bankruptcy Court.