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.

Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
3 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand crafted of basket weave.

Pendant Cross (Christian People of Ethiopia)
14 x 7 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver. Sold

Pendant Cross (Christian People of Ethiopia)
13.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver. Sold

Pendant Cross (Christian People of Ethiopia)
14 x 6.5 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.

Pendant Cross (Christian People of Ethiopia)
15 x 7 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.

Pendant Cross (Christian People of Ethiopia)
14 x 9 x 1.5 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.

Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
2.5 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.

Pendant Cross (Christian People of Ethiopia)
14 x 7 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.

Pendant Cross (Christian People of Ethiopia)
14 x 6.5 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.

Mbenge: Beer Pot Cover (Zulu People, Southern Africa)
2.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand crafted of basket weave and beads. Sold

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

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

Wooden Milking and Serving Bowl (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
6.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.

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

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

Wooden Milking and Serving Bowl (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
7 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.

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

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

Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Rwanda)
17.5 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.

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

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

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

Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Rwanda)
18 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.

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

Equestrian Figure (Dogon People, Mali)
14 x 3 x 9 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing old wax method. Sold

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

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

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

Fly Whisk Handle (Baule People, Ivory Coast)
25 x 5 x 3 ″ Hand sculpted of hardwood, horsehair, and fabric.

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

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

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

Prestige Stool (Chokwee People, Angola)
19.5 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand carved from hardwood and metal.

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

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

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

Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabon)
27.5 x 9 x 7.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.

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.

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

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

Equestrian Figure (Dogon People, Mali)
10.5 x 3.5 x 11 ″ Hand cast in bronze, employing old wax method.

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

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

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

Equestrian Figure (Dogon People, Mali)
9.5 x 5 x 10.5 ″ Hand cast in bronze, employing old wax method.

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

Figure: Warrior with Ceremonial Sword (Edo People, Benin, Nigeria)
19 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand cast in bronze, employing old wax method. Sold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)
29 x 9 x 8.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)
13 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; metal base.

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

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

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

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

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

Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5" D x 30.5 "L x 7.5" W Hand carved of hardwood Sold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Journey Toward the Afterlife (Dogon People, Mali)
7.75 x 26 x 5.5 ″ Hand cast in bronze employing old wax method.

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

Face Mask (Mbuti Pygmy People, The Congo)
7 x 6 x 3 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; metal base Sold
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Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
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Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
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Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, Mali)
5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
Sale!

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

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

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

Headdress: Master Of Medicine (Baga People, Guinea-Bissau)
91 x 10 x 12 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood, pigment; steel base. Sold

Face Mask: Trouble Maker (Loma People, Guinea)
17 x 10 x 11 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. Sold

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

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

Face Mask: “Devil of the Bush” (Loma People, Guinea)
21 x 10 x 5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood. Sold

Sitting Statue of a Royal Leopard (Ido People, Benin)
18 x 8 x 9 ″ Hand cast of bronze or brass. Sold

Staff: Equestrian Figure (Bamana People, Mali)
53 x 10 x 4.5 ″ Hand cast of iron ore.

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

Sitting Statue of a Royal Leopard (Ido People, Republic of Benin)
18 x 8 x 9 ″ Hand cast of bronze or brass. Sold

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.

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

Staff: Equestrian Figure, (Mande People, Sub Saharan Africa)
54 x 8 x 1 ″ Hand cast of iron ore.

Bamana Ceremonial Spear or Staff (Mande People, Sub-Saharan Africa)
44 x 3.5 x 4 ″ Hand crafted of iron ore. Sold

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

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,

Head of an Oba (Edo People, Benin, Nigeria)
11.5 x 5 x 6 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing the old wax method.

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.

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.

Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
Width: 14 inches (35cm): Height: 13 inches (33cm) Depth: 5 inches (12cm); Hand cast of copper alloy, utilizing the old wax method.

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

Head of an Oba (Edo People, Benin, Nigeria)
8.5 x 5 x 6 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing the old wax method.

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Head of an Oba (Edo People, Benin, Nigeria)
9 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing the old wax method.

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

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

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

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

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

Head of an Oba (Edo People, Benin, Nigeria)
8.5 x 6 x 7 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing the old wax method.

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

"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.

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

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

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

Beaded Necklace (Zulu, Swazi and Xhosa Peoples of Southern Africa)
50 original pieces in the collection. Hand crafted from indigenous and domestic materials: raffia, brass, copper, glass beads, and cloth.

Male Figure (Ife People, Benin)
Hand cast of bronze employing old wax method.

Male Figure (Ife People, Benin)
34 x 12 x 7 ″ Hand cast of bronze employing old wax method.

Male Figure (Ife People, Benin)
Hand cast in bronze employing old wax method.