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 hand-picked, curated 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.

  • Beer Vessel Cover
    3 x 7 x 7 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made Sold
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    3 x 7 x 7 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    2.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    1.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    3 x 8 x 8 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    2.5 x 8 x 8 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    2.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    2.5 x 9 x 9 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    2 x 7.5 x 7.5 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    2.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    2 x 7.5 x 7.5 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    3.75 x 7 x 7 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    3.25 x 8 x 8 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    2.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    3 x 7 x 7 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Beer Vessel Cover
    2.5 x 8 x 8 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Zulu Imbenge Beer Pot Cover /Lid.
    2.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made Sold
  • Bear Vessel Cover
    3 x 7 x 7 ″ Beads, basket weave, wood, mirror and fabric / Hand made
  • Vintage wooden serving bowl
    6.5 x 12.5 x 12.5 ″ Wood | Hand carved
  • Vintage wooden serving bowl
    5.75 x 12 x 12 ″ Wood | Hand carved
  • Vintage wooden serving bowl
    6.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 ″ Wood / Hand carved
  • Vintage wooden serving bowl
    6 x 12.5 x 12.5 ″ Wood | Hand carved
  • Vintage wooden serving bowl
    7 x 14 x 14 ″ Wood | Hand carved
  • Songe People, Board game "Mancala" Democratic Republic of Congo.
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hard wood / Hand carved
  • Equestrian Figure, Dogon people, Mali
    14 x 3 x 9 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method A horseman figure crafted with the traditional technique of the cire perdue (lost wax).
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    16 x 8 x 8 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Mancala
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hard wood / Hand carved
  • Mancala Game Board, Senufo Peoples, Ivory Coast.
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hard wood / Hand carved by highly skilled artisans and commissioned by head of household.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    13 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Tutsi Milk Pail
    17 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Wood / Hand carved by highly skilled artisans. Prolonged use is evident; the motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Prestige Female Figurative Stool
    17 x 14 x 14 ″ Hardwood, Metal / hand carved cultural stool.
  • Prestige Male Figurative Stool
    19.5 x 14 x 14 ″ Hardwood, Metal / hand carved cultural stool.
  • Prestige Female Figurative Stool
    16.5 x 9 x 9 ″ Hardwood, Metal / hand carved cultural stool.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    17 x 6 x 6 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Tutsi Milk Pail
    18 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Wood / Hand carved by highly skilled artisans. Prolonged use is evident; the motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Equestrian Figure, Dogon People, Mali
    10.5 x 3.5 x 11 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    15.75 x 6 x 6 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Tutsi Milk Pail
    17.5 x 7 x 7 ″ Wood / Hand carved by highly skilled artisans. Prolonged use is evident; the motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    15.25 x 5.5 x 5.5 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain. Sold
  • Equestrian Figure, Dogon People, Mali
    9.5 x 5 x 10.5 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    12.5 x 6 x 6 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • 20th Century Beaded Fertility Doll, Fali People, Nigeria - Cameroon, Africa
    18.5 x 8 x 7.5 ″ Carved wood with beads, fabric, leather and shells
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    14 x 7 x 7 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    12.5 x 6 x 6 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    15.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    13.5 x 7 x 7 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    16 x 7 x 7 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    15 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    14 x 8 x 8 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    15.25 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • 20th Century Beaded Fertility Doll, Fali People, Nigeria - Cameroon, Africa
    17.5 x 10 x 6 ″ Carved wood with beads, fabric, leather and shells
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    16 x 5 x 5 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    15 x 5.5 x 5.5 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Duafe | Akan Comb with mirror
    18.5 x 7 x 2.5 ″ Wood, Beads, Mirror / Hand Carved
  • Ithunga, a Zulu Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    14 x 6 x 6 ″ Wood / Hand carved. Prolonged use is evident. The motifs are worn smooth in some areas and the pail retains a rich patina and beautiful wood grain.
  • Antique Game Board, Dogon people | Mali
    5.5" D x 30.5 "L x 7.5" W Hard wood / Hand carved
  • Duafe | Akan Comb
    18.5 x 7 x 2.5 ″ Wood, Beads, Mirror / Hand Carved
  • Prestige Stool
    13 x 9 x 9 ″ Hardwood, Metal and bones / hand carved cultural stool.
  • A Journey From afterlife | Bringing Ancestor back to Life.
    7.75 x 26 x 5.5 ″ Metal Bronze / Hand cast using the traditional lost Wax method
  • "War & Peace" Mask
    19 x 11 x 8 ″ Hard wood / Hand carved Sold
  • “Forest Spirit” Mask
    18 x 12 x 15 ″ Hard wood, Metal / Hand carved
  • Face Mask, Mbuti Pygmy People, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa
    7 x 6 x 3 ″ Hard wood / Hand Carved, Metal Base
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    Antique Dogon Mancala
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hard wood / Hand carved
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    Antique Dogon Mancala
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hard wood / Hand carved
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    Antique Dogon Mancala
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hard wood / Hand carved
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    Antique Dogon Mancala
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hard wood / Hand carved
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    Antique Dogon Mancala
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hard wood / Hand carved
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    Antique Dogon Mancala
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hard wood / Hand carved
  • “Forest Spirit” Mask
    18 x 12 x 15 ″ Hard wood, Metal / Hand carved Sold
  • Torque Currency, Yoruba People, Nigeria
    9.5 inches outer diameter with 1.5 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casted using the old wax method
  • Serpent Headdress, " Master Of Medicine"
    91 x 10 x 12 ″ Wood, Pigment, on Steel Base. | Hand Carved from one block of wood.
  • TOMA FACE MASK "Trouble Maker"
    17 x 10 x 11 ″ Hard wood, textile / Hand carved Sold
  • “Devil of the Bush” Mask
    21 x 10 x 5 ″ Hard wood, Metal / Hand carved Sold
  • Staff | Equestrian Figure, Bamana People.
    53 x 10 x 4.5 ″ Iron
  • Figure: Warrior with Ceremonial Sword, Edo Peoples, Benin, Nigeria
    19 x 7 x 7 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • “Legendary First Ruler” Mask
    21 x 10.5 x 6 ″ Hard wood, Hide, Leather / Hand Carved Sold
  • Twin Figurine , Senufo or Tussian peoples | Spiritual Healer
    13 x 7 x 6.5 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • Male Figurine Senufo or Tussian peoples | Spiritual Healer
    14 x 8 x 7.5 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • Staff | Equestrian Figure, Bamana People, Mali.
    54 x 8 x 1 ″ Iron
  • Staff | Male Figure, Bamana Ceremonial Spear.
    44 x 3.5 x 4 ″ Iron
  • 20th Century Beaded Fertility Doll, Fali People, Nigeria - Cameroon, Africa.
    14 x 9 x 4 ″ Carved wood with beads, fabric, leather and shell
  • Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble early 20th century Kota peoples, Mahongwe group, Gabon.
    18 x 8 x 3.5 ″ Wood, brass sheet, brass sheet-wire filaments, copper wire, brass nails, iron nails | Hand Carved.
  • Container (Kudou) Ashanti Peoples,Ghana "Mancala game Seen"
    11 x 5 x 5 ″ Metal Bronze / Hand cast using the traditional Wax method
  • Commemorative Head of a Royal,Benin, Nigeria
    11.5 x 5 x 6 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • 20th Century Currency, Kota People, Gabon Central Africa
    11 inches outer diameter with 5 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casting using the old wax method
  • Currency | Trade
    11 inches outer diameter with 5 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casting using the old wax method
  • Container (Kudou) Ashanti Peoples,Ghana
    11 x 5 x 5 ″ Metal Bronze / Hand cast using the traditional Wax method
  • Monkey Figure for Mbra
    25 x 8 x 7 ″ Wood, cotton, cane, iron, bronze
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    Torque Currency, Yoruba People, Nigeria
    15 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casted using the old wax method
  • Head of an Oba, Edo Peoples, Kingdom of Benin, Nigeria.
    8.5 x 5 x 6 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
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    Torque Currency, Yoruba People, Nigeria
    14 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casted using the old wax methods
  • Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Figure late 19th century Kota peoples, Mahongwe group, Gabon.
    Wood, brass sheet, brass sheet-wire filaments, copper wire, brass nails, iron nails | Hand Carved.
  • SEJEN | PORO SOCIETY GUARDIAN
    48 x 15 x 17 ″ HARD WOOD / HAND CARVED.
  • Monkey Figure for Mbra
    47 x 16 x 18 ″ Wood, cotton, cane, iron, bronze
  • Torque Currency
    16 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casting using the old wax method
  • Torque Currency
    16 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casting using the old wax method
  • Torque Currency
    16 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casting using the old wax method
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    Currency | Trade
    Width: 14 inches (35cm): Height: 13 inches (33cm) Depth: 5 inches (12cm); Weight: 22lbs (10kg.) Copper Alloy. Hand casting using the old wax method
  • 20th Century Dama Damce Mask, Dogon People, | Mali
    147 x 8 x 6.5 ″ Hardwood Hand Carved
  • Head of an Oba, Edo Peoples, Kingdom of Benin, Nigeria.
    9 x 7 x 7 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • SEJEN | PORO SOCIETY GUARDIAN
    51 x 21 x 18 ″ HARD WOOD, METAL / HAND CARVED.
  • Eshu God, Yoruba Peoples, Nigeria
    29 x 9 x 9 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • Oya Diety, Wife of Eshu, Yoruba Peoples, Nigeria
    29 x 9 x 9 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • Head of an Oba, Edo Peoples, Kingdom of Benin, Nigeria.
    8.5 x 6 x 7 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • Granary Door
    63 x 32 x 1 ″ Hardwood, Metal / Hand Carved
  • Helmet Mask: Dog Figure (Epa or Elefon)
    25.5 x 9 x 10.5 ″ Wood, pigment / Hand carved by Fakeye Family
  • SEJEN | PORO SOCIETY GUARDIAN
    77 x 24 x 30 ″ HARD WOOD, PAINT / HAND CARVED.
  • Zandi People Silt Drum | Democratic Republic of Congo
    32 x 102 x 15.5 ″ Hard wood / Hand carved
  • 19th Century Ancestor Male Figure, Dogon People, | Mali
    84 x 34 x 18 ″ Hardwood Hand Carved
  • 19th Century Ancestor Male Figure, Dogon People, | Mali
    88 x 30 x 18 ″ Hardwood Hand Carved
  • Male Figure | Court Official
    34 x 12 x 7 ″ Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • Male Figure | Court Official
    Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method
  • Male Figure | Court Official
    Bronze / Hand cast using the old wax method