Bura People, Niger, Scarified Terracotta Heads


Second quarter 20th Century

  • £592 Set of three
  • €696 Euro
  • $746 US Dollar


Hoarde Vintage Member since 2020
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This mask was carved from a single piece of wood before beads and cowries were added. There are three animals (probably Leopards) standing on the head. This powerful mask represents a Gorilla, and it’s a kind of herald, which marches past in conjunction with other secret societies to make their appearance even more enjoyable. The mask is old and shows beads of different dates.


  • H: 14cm (5.51in)
  • W: 10cm (3.94in)
  • D: 10cm (3.94in)


Second quarter 20th Century

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For VINTAGERIOUS Guy Kuypers, the history of his collecting began at the Porte de Clignancourt in Paris with a Napoleon III case filled with Exotic Birds. The colorful birds piqued my imagination and became the beginning of a passion for Natural History, Ethnography, European Works of Art, Antiquities and Curiosities that drive me on all continents, looking for fascinating and rare objects. Whether they are natural or man-made, all have an interesting story to tell.

So, it is finally in this spirit that the collection, which encompasses Natural History,Tribal Art,Paintings & Sculptures and Curiosities from many cultures and periods in history finds its rationale and its roots.

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