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New African Art and Antiques – at Hemingway African Gallery

Akan Linguist Staff Topper, Ghana

We’ve showcased many items from Hemingway African Gallery (in Gallery #96)  – especially their unique masks. Hemingway African Gallery is the most established wholesale importer of fine African art in the United States and is the largest art gallery in New York selling collectable antique and contemporary works from all over Africa. The gallery has been at the Manhattan Art and Antiques Center since 1975 when Brian Gaisford established the gallery with Dr. Gregory Hemingway, Ernest’s youngest son.

The collection features: Shona sculpture; ancient, colonial, and contemporary tribal sculpture; richly woven textiles; intricately carved ceremonial masks; antique silver and bronze jewelry; Maasai beadwork; Zulu baskets; and shields and other weaponry. 

We’re excited and intrigued by their new arrivals and are sure you will be too!

Bozo Fish Puppet

African Art and Antiques - at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

The Bozo people are a fishing tribe on the Niger River. These puppets are used in processions celebrating the river. They are puppets because the fins can move creating a clicking sound. The puppets are therefore also used as rhythmic instruments. Wood, paint, Mali.

Akan Linguist Staff Topper

This gold leaf staff would have been held by a high ranking Akan official or chief. Linguists are significant individuals within the tribe which holds great importance in the spoken word. Gold leaf, wood, Ghana.

Maasai Beaded Belt

This antique belt was worn by Maasai men. Beads, leather, Kenya.

African Mask

African Mask - African Art and Antiques - at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

African Mask

Buffalo Mask

African Art and Antiques - at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Buffalo Mask. Wood.

Baule Mother and Child

African Art and Antiques - at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

This is a high quality antique piece. Wood, Ivory Coast.

Dogon Offering Bowl

African Art and Antiques - at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

This figural bowl would have been placed on a private alter inside the house. Wood, Mali.

Poto Knife Ceremonial Currency

African Art and Antiques - at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

This antique knife has a decorative quality. It was used for trading and status. Metal, wood, cord, Congo.

Visit Hemingway African Gallery in Gallery #96 to see many more significant African art and antique items.

Or contact them at 212.838.3650 or hemingwaygallery@gmail.com .

The Manhattan Art and Antique Center is located at 1050 2nd Avenue (at 56th Street) and we’re open to the public daily from 10:30AM to 6PM and Sunday noon – 6PM.

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