Objects and Statues

Primarily originating from the cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, we are pleased to present these one-of-a-kind sculptural objects, ethically traded directly from local tribal communities.

We at NOA Living have strong personal connections to the people in these communities, established over many decades.

Our collection includes ceremonial masks, carved and hand-built effigies, statues, helmets and architectural elements. Many of these objects served protective or curative symbolic functions in the rituals of their respective ethnic group. Often displayed as an item of prestige in the house of an important person or given as a wedding gift, these objects share a common thread. They are created by hand and come from deep traditions. Employing sophisticated formal languages and unique use of color and pattern, these objects are also highly expressive works of art.

Wooden Milking and Serving Bowl (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
5.75 x 12 x 12 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. Sold

Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Rwanda)
12 x 4.5 x 4.5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood. $395.00

Wooden Milking and Serving Bowl (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
6 x 12.5 x 12.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $399.00

Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Rwanda)
17 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood. $485.00

Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood. $490.00

Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Rwanda)
15 x 5 x 5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood. $495.00

Milk Pail (Nyankole People, Uganda)
9 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand crafted from a single, hardwood block. $525.00

Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood. Sold

Milk Pail (Nyankole People, Uganda)
9 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand crafted from a single, hardwood block. $625.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
16 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $859.00

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
22.5 x 9 x 11 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin. $990.00

Mancala: Game Board (Senufo People, Ivory Coast)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood. $959.00

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
26 x 9 x 10 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin. $980.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
13 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $990.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
17 x 6 x 6 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,025.00

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
30 x 9.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood, with kaolin. $1,090.00

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
36.5 x 10.5 x 7.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin. Sold

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
33.5 x 10 x 5.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin. $1,160.00

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
33 x 7.25 x 7 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin. $1,180.00

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
35.5 x 8 x 7.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block, with kaolin. $1,190.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
15.75 x 6 x 6 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,195.00

Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
9.5 inches outer diameter with 1.5 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casted using the old wax method $1,225.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
15.25 x 5.5 x 5.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. Sold

Kifwebe Mask (Songye People, Bantu Ethnic Group, Congo)
18 x 7 x 10 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and pigment. $1,255.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
12.5 x 6 x 6 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,269.00

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
35 x 11 x 8 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin. $1,280.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
14 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,296.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
12.5 x 6 x 6 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,300.00

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
29 x 9 x 8.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin. $1,290.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
15.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,312.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
13.5 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,329.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
16 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,345.00

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
32 x 12.5 x 7 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin. $1,350.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
15 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,375.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
14 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,389.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
15.25 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood. $1,396.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
16 x 5 x 5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,469.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
15 x 5.5 x 5.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,489.00

Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, South Africa)
14 x 6 x 6 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,550.00

Kifwebe Mask (Songye People, Bantu Ethnic Group, Congo)
21 x 7 x 11 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and pigment. $1,580.00

Kifwebe Mask (Songye People, Bantu Ethnic Group, Congo)
20 x 8 x 12 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and pigment. $1,625.00

Ngi Statue (Bulu People, Cameroon)
25 x 8 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; pigment, beads. $1,650.00

Prestige Stool (Chokwee People, Angola).
13 x 9 x 9 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and metal. $1,890.00

Fly Whisk Handle (Baule People, Ivory Coast)
25 x 5 x 3 ″ Hand sculpted of hardwood, horsehair, and fabric. $979.00
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Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.

Prestige Stool (Songey People, Congo)
19.5 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand carved from hardwood and metal. Sold

Fertility Doll (Fali People, Nigeria)
18.5 x 8 x 7.5 ″ Hand carved and sewn of fabric, beads, hardwood and leather. $1,295.00

Fly Whisk Handle (Baule People, Republic of Ivory Coast)
28 x 5 x 5 ″ Hand sculpted of hardwood, horsehair, and fabric. $1,299.00

Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
14 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Hand cast of copper alloy, utilizing the old wax method. $2,775.00

Fertility Doll, (Fali People, Nigeria)
17.5 x 10 x 6 ″ Hand carved and sewn of fabric, beads, hardwood and leather. $1,395.00

Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
15 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Hand cast of copper alloy, utilizing the old wax method. $2,980.00

Duafe Comb (Akan People, Ghana)
18.5 x 7 x 2.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood, beads and mirror. $1,490.00

Female Face Mask: Pwo (Chokwee People, Congo)
13 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; metal base. $1,495.00

Female Figurative Stool (Chokwee People, Angola)
16.5 x 9 x 9 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and metal. $1,590.00

Face Mask: “Forest Spirit" (Bete People of Takum, the Federal Republic of Nigeria)
18 x 12 x 15 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood and metal. $1,620.00

Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.

Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.

Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.

Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.

Hardwood Door, 19th Century (Igbo People, Nigeria)
48 x 16.5 x 1 ″ Hardwood / Hand carved $1,825.00

Antique Granary Door (Dogon People, Mali)
27.5 x 17 x 3.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $1,850.00

Hardwood Door, 19th Century (Igbo People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
45.5 x 21 x 1.5 ″ Hardwood / Hand carved $1,855.00

Duafe Comb (Akan People, Ghana)
18.5 x 7 x 2.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood, beads, and mirror.

Female Face Mask: "Pwo" (Chokwee People, Congo)
17 x 8 x 9 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; metal base.

Container: "Kudou" (Akan People, Ghana)
11 x 5 x 5 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing old wax method. $1,959.00

Container "Kudou" (Akan People, Ghana)
11 x 5 x 5 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing traditional wax method. $1,959.00

Face Mask (Mbuti Pygmy People, The Congo)
7 x 6 x 3 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; metal base Sold

Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
11 inches outer diameter with 5 inches thickness Hand cast of copper alloy, utilizing the old wax method. $4,425.00

Standing Statue of a Royal Leopard (Ido People, Benin)
22 x 20 x 6.5 ″ Hand cast of bronze or brass. $4,492.00

Guru Portrait Mask (Baule People, the Republic of Ivory Coast)
21 x 10 x 9.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and pigment. $2,690.00

Standing Statue of a Royal Leopard (Ido People, Benin)
23 x 27 x 6.5 ″ Hand cast of bronze or brass. $5,692.00

Female Figurative Stool (Luba People, The Congo)
17 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and metal. $2,890.00

Face Mask: “Forest Spirit" (Bete People of Takum, Nigeria)
18 x 12 x 15 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood and metal. Sold

Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble (Kota People, Gabon)
24.5 x 8 x 4 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood, brass sheet-wire filament, and copper wire, $5,900.00

Bronze Figurine (Senufo People, Ivory Coast)
13 x 7 x 6.5 ″ Hand casted of bronze.

Bronze Figurine (Senufo People, Ivory Coast)
14 x 8 x 7.5 ″ Hand casted in bronze. $3,000.00

Ngi Fetish Statue (Bulu People, Cameroon)
47 x 16 x 18 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; cotton, cane, iron, bronze, pigments, oil and raffia. $6,500.00

Face Mask: “Legendary First Ruler” (Senufo People, Ivory Coast)
21 x 10.5 x 6 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood, hide and leather. Sold

Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
16 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Hand cast of copper alloy, utilizing the old wax method. $7,588.00

Fertility Doll, (Fali People, Nigeria)
14 x 9 x 4 ″ Hand carved and sewn of fabric, beads, hardwood and leather. $3,980.00

Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble (Kota People, Gabon)
18 x 8 x 3.5 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood, brass sheet-wire filament, and copper wire,

Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
16 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Hand cast of copper alloy, utilizing the old wax method. $8,950.00

Slit Drum (Zandi People, Democratic Republic of Congo)
32 x 102 x 15.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $9,000.00

Tchitcheri Sakab: Wooden Abstract Figure: (Moba People, Togo)
59 x 14 x 11 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.

Sejen: Bird Figure (Senufo People, Ivory Coast)
51 x 21 x 18 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; painted. $9,989.00

Standing Statue of a Royal Leopard (Ido People, Benin)
27.5 x 30 x 8 ″ Hand cast of bronze or brass. $10,455.00

Tchitcheri Sakab: Wooden Abstract Figure (Moba People, Togo)
75 x 9 x 18 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.

Standing Statue of a Royal Leopard (Ido People, Benin)
27.5 x 42 x 9 ″ Hand cast of bronze or brass. $11,895.00

Oya Diety, Wife of Eshu, (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
29 x 9 x 9 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method $12,500.00

Sejen: Bird Figure (Senufo People, Ivory Coast)
48 x 15 x 17 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; painted.

Sejen: Bird Figure (Senufo People, Ivory Coast)
77 x 24 x 30 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; painted. $16,000.00

Dance Mask (Dogon People, Mali)
147 x 8 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. $9,850.00

Eshu God (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
29 x 9 x 9 ″ Hand cast in bronze employing old wax method. $12,500.00

Male Wooden Figure (Dogon People, Mali)
84 x 34 x 18 ″ Hand sculpted from hardwood. $28,000.00

Male Wooden Figure (Dogon People, Mali)
88 x 30 x 18 ″ Hand sculpted from hardwood. Sold

Granary Door (Dogon People, Mali)
63 x 32 x 1 ″ Hand carved from hardwood and metal. $14,900.00

"Elefon"or "Epa" Helmet Mask: Dog Figure (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
25.5 x 9 x 10.5 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood and pigment by the Fakeye family, Federal Republic of Nigeria. $25,000.00

Face Mask: "War & Peace" (The Bete People of Takum, Nigeria)
19 x 11 x 8 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. Sold