ROB TEMPLE

Rob Temple is based in Gent, Belgium and trades primarily in African tribal art. His collection is carefully curated, angular wood sculptures with a highly modernist feel sit next to pieces with intricately decorative surfaces. 

 

CONTACT

info@robtemple.com

www.robtemple.com

Exhibits

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Baule Goli Glin Mask


Ivory Coast

63cms long approx

Carved in the form of a stylised bushcow, antelope and crocodile amalgam with a striking red, black and white painted decoration. A reglued repair to top of horn (right hand side as you look at it).

 

£1000

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18/19th C Ashanti Bronze Gold Weights

 

Ghana

Various figures including birds, antelope, lions with prey and beetles cast from nature.

Priced individually or as a group.

Tsonga prestige staff

South Africa / Mozambique

1st Half 20th Century

The shaft carved with three twisting snakes spiralling up the shaft of the staff and terminating in two figures in conversation. Carved from a single piece of wood.

149.5cms long.

£850

Barrdgadubu bark painting

Aboriginal, Australia

2nd Half 20th Century

Fine large bark painting of a "Wada freshwater fish" signed to the reverse.

50x57.5cms

£400

19th C Shallow Wooden Bowl

 

Vanuatu

Fine wooden food bowl in the abstract form of a turtle.

66cms long

£450

Senufo Bronze Bracelets / Cuffs

 

Ivory Coast, 19th / Early 20th Century

17.5 & 10.5cms tall.

The first doubling as a currency and the second  decorated with a finely detailed beetle? although the collector's sticker suggests spider (unlikely, I think,  looking at the head of the creature).

Ex. Belgian collection.

Larger Cuff SOLD & £250

Ashanti Lion & Gilt Porcupine

 

Ghana, Early 20th Century

17 & 18cms long

Finely patinated painted lion (losses to tail) & gilt wood porcupine (many spines missing), probably a linguist staff top. Ex. German collection.

£250 & Porcupine SOLD

Edo / Early Meiji Period Drumstick?

 

Japan, 19th Century

36cms long

Richly patinated wood stick (possibly a drumstick?) with monkey surmount, the monkey with inlaid bone and metal eyes.

£350

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