Silent Auction of African Art

DateSaturday 7th December – Sunday 15th December 2019
TimeOpen Hours
PlaceSwakopmund Museum Lecture Hall

From Saturday 7 December to Sunday 15 December 2019 the Swakopmund Scientific Society will hold an open auction of a collection of various African Art Artefacts in the Museum lecture hall.

These are all items from a private collection not part of the Museum exhibit.

Among the objects there are a variety of original paintings by artists from Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, former Transkei in South Africa, with some originating from West and East Africa.

The Artefacts include original musical instruments from DRC, Ghana and Namibia, a carved Malawian chair, a super-size drum from the Kavango, an outsize woven basket from Northern Namibia, large wooden spoons, sticks and cudgels, ornaments, carved wooden masks (among them an extraordinary mask from West Africa), sculptures from wooden and soap stone, wooden carved animals (tortoise, snake, duck, hippo), bowls and plates, a wooden ornament box and mobiles (one composed of mythical animals, one of birds), carved Kalabas and mugs and wooden carved figure sculptures from the Kavango and Tanzania.

A list will be attached to each object which will serve as a bidding document. Please fill the information requested. The highest bidder will be successful and informed.

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