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by Julien
Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:53 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Identifying African idol
Replies: 2
Views: 66325

Re: Identifying African idol

Unfortunately it's more a souvenir and not a figure that was used in the culture, that's why it becomes almost impossible to give an exact region or place for this figure, hope it helps
by Julien
Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:51 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Identifying unknown figurine
Replies: 1
Views: 51904

Re: Identifying unknown figurine

Not a 100% sure but looks chinese, but patina looks bad.. so probably a reproduction
by Julien
Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Identifying
Replies: 1
Views: 82948

Re: Identifying

Is this wood or pottery? Style wise it looks to be Gabon.. I have a bad feeling.
by Julien
Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Yoruba Figures
Replies: 1
Views: 60351

Re: Yoruba Figures

I can only comment on some of them, I need to see better images of the others to be sure Top Row: (right to left) Right one looks good, centre one I don't believe in left one looks good.. Bottom row Right one, probably ok, next to it... probably ok, can't be sure (need better pictures), Next to that...
by Julien
Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:44 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Metal instruments
Replies: 1
Views: 37427

Re: Metal instruments

I am not sure, the metal items look ok, very late though.
by Julien
Fri Jun 23, 2023 2:17 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Ceremonial Bronze Item
Replies: 1
Views: 38308

Re: Ceremonial Bronze Item

Probably African, Benin / Nigeria West Afrika region … not sure about it's age but i would look into bonzes from west afrika.
by Julien
Wed May 03, 2023 11:52 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Identifaction large mask
Replies: 1
Views: 37366

Re: Identifaction large mask

Hi AandY, While your other piece was a fantasy, this piece we would call a fake or a reproduction (made to look old) made also in the last 50 years (probably last 20). This is supposed to be a Bembe Helmet mask from the Congo (and Tanzania) but unfortunaely yours was probably carved in Cameroon and ...
by Julien
Wed May 03, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Identification Statue
Replies: 1
Views: 37887

Re: Identification Statue

Hi AandY, Unfortunately this a recent (last 50 years or so, probably last 20) fantasy piece, made probably in Cameroon, in a vague Congo style. Only decorative value and has nothing really to do with the original cultures, nicely made though. These types of objects are made in the tens of thousands ...
by Julien
Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: HAT Somewhat?
Replies: 10
Views: 86960

Re: HAT Somewhat?

Yes I am here, but unfortunately I don't know what this is... the material is also strange.. looks like fibre glass.. that would make it rather modern.
by Julien
Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Small Cast Figurine
Replies: 2
Views: 50482

Re: Small Cast Figurine

In my opinions a West African gold weight figure, this one is probably made for the market to sell to tourists.

For more information, see:
goldweights.jpg
by Julien
Thu May 12, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Anyone know what this object is?
Replies: 2
Views: 50262

Re: Anyone know what this object is?

This site is more about identifying objects from non-western cultures... In this case, I have no idea! I would try and find someone who is specialized in architectural salvage ..maybe they know?
by Julien
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Siamese twin identification
Replies: 3
Views: 55954

Re: Siamese twin identification

The picture below has them in use, F0FECBCF480340A39EF3E553E7A1D5B901jpg.jpg For more information you could purchase the following book: Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art And Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 094472230X ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0944722305 41GMGV4XNFL._SX361_BO1,204,203...
by Julien
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Siamese twin identification
Replies: 3
Views: 55954

Re: Siamese twin identification

Sorry for the late reply, this is a An Elema Laua Shield from the Papuan Gulf, made for tourists.. the real ones are quite rare and expensive! see the added example.
by Julien
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Merman?
Replies: 2
Views: 46561

Re: Merman?

It is a decorative object, so no real tribal origin, sorry.
by Julien
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Is this a reproduction?
Replies: 1
Views: 43387

Re: Is this a reproduction?

Yes, indeed a fake made for market.. the "patina" is artificial.. sorry
The real thing is very rare and expensive, that's why they are faked like this.
by Julien
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: What is this Stone Artifact?
Replies: 2
Views: 45353

Re: What is this Stone Artifact?

Hi Curl!,

I am very sorry I can't place it! I showed it to some people and the general thought is that it is probobly from West Africa .. Mali .. perhaps Djenne.
by Julien
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Identify objects please
Replies: 1
Views: 41634

Re: Identify objects please

Hi Deanery34, The two dolls are called Akua'ba and are traditionally made by the Ashanti from Ghana (and adjacent area). Your examples are made for the market (for sale to tourists etc) and the arms are almost completely missing (a bit of a fantasy item based on the real thing). The Other item is a ...
by Julien
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Big bundle of objects
Replies: 5
Views: 57044

Re: Big bundle of objects

Hi Leena,

the likely real ones are mostly from the Lobi and Ewe tribes. There are some other ones but they require a closer study.

Hope it helps,

Cheers
by Julien
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??
Replies: 1
Views: 43116

Re: Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??

A pipe made in Cameroon, not old and made for sale.
by Julien
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Mystery Turned Wood Mortar / Press?
Replies: 1
Views: 42950

Re: Mystery Turned Wood Mortar / Press?

Indian Seed Dispenser