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.

  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    3 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand crafted of basket weave.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    2.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    1.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand woven of basket weave.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    3 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    2.5 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    2.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand crafted of basket weave and beads.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    2.5 x 9 x 9 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    2 x 7.5 x 7.5 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    2.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 ″ Hand crafted of basket weave and beads.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    2 x 7.5 x 7.5 ″ Hand woven of basket weave.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    3.75 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    3.25 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    2.75 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.
  • Pendant Cross (Christian People of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)
    14 x 7 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.
  • Pendant Cross (Christian People of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)
    14 x 6.5 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.
  • Pendant Cross (Christian People of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)
    15 x 7 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.
  • Pendant Cross (Christian People of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)
    14 x 9 x 1.5 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    3 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand woven of basket weave and beads.
  • 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 the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)
    14 x 7 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.
  • Pendant Cross (Christian People of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)
    14 x 6.5 x 2 ″ Hand crafted of nickel and silver.
  • Mbenge: Beer Vessel Cover (Nguni People, Southern Africa)
    3 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand crafted of basket weave and beads.
  • Wooden Milking and Serving Bowl (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    6.5 x 12.5 x 12.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Wooden Milking and Serving Bowl (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    5.75 x 12 x 12 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Wooden Milking and Serving Bowl (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    6.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Republic of Rwanda)
    12 x 4.5 x 4.5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood.
  • Wooden Milking and Serving Bowl (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    6 x 12.5 x 12.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Wooden Milking and Serving Bowl (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)Vintage wooden serving bowl
    7 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Republic of Rwanda)
    17 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood.
  • Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, the Republic of Mali)
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Republic of Rwanda)
    17.5 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Republic of Rwanda)
    15 x 5 x 5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood.
  • Milk Pale (Nyankole People, Republic of Uganda)
    9 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand crafted from a single, hardwood block.
  • Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, the Republic of Mali)
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Milk Pail (Tutsi People, Republic of Rwanda)
    18 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Milk Pale (Nyankole People, Republic of Uganda)
    9 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand crafted from a single, hardwood block.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    16 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    22.5 x 9 x 11 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Mancala: Game Board (Senufo People, Republic of Ivory Coast)
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    26 x 9 x 10 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    13 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Female Figurative Stool (Luba People, the Democratic Republic of Congo)
    17 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and metal.
  • Prestige Stool (Chokwee People, the Republic of Angola)
    19.5 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand carved from hardwood and metal.
  • Female Figurative Stool (Chokwee People of the Republic of Angola)
    16.5 x 9 x 9 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and metal.
  • 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.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    30 x 9.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood, with kaolin.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    26.5 x 910 x 6.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    36.5 x 10.5 x 7.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    33.5 x 10 x 5.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    33 x 7.25 x 7 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    35.5 x 8 x 7.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block, with kaolin.
  • Equestrian Figure (Dogon People, Republic of Mali)
    10.5 x 3.5 x 11 ″ Hand cast in bronze, employing old wax method.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    15.75 x 6 x 6 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    9.5 inches outer diameter with 1.5 inches thickness Copper Alloy. Hand casted using the old wax method
  • Equestrian Figure (Dogon People, Republic of Mali)
    9.5 x 5 x 10.5 ″ Hand cast in bronze, employing old wax method.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    12.5 x 6 x 6 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    35 x 11 x 8 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Fertility Doll (Fali People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    18.5 x 8 x 7.5 ″ Hand carved and sewn of fabric, beads, hardwood and leather.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    14 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    12.5 x 6 x 6 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    36.5 x 10.5 x 7.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    29 x 9 x 8.5 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    15.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    13.5 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    16 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ngil Mask (Fang People, Gabonese Republic)
    32 x 12.5 x 7 ″ Hand crafted from hardwood block with kaolin.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    15 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    14 x 8 x 8 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail with Geometric Design, South Africa
    15.25 x 6.5 x 6.5 ″ Hand carved from hardwood.
  • Fertility Doll, (Fali People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    17.5 x 10 x 6 ″ Hand carved and sewn of fabric, beads, hardwood and leather.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    16 x 5 x 5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    15 x 5.5 x 5.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Duafe Comb (Akan People, Republic of Ghana)
    18.5 x 7 x 2.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood, beads and mirror.
  • Ithunga: Milk Pail (KwaZulu-Natal People, Province of South Africa)
    14 x 6 x 6 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Face Mask: “Forest Spirit" (Bete People of Takum, the Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    18 x 12 x 15 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood and metal.
  • Ngi Statue (Bulu People, Republic of Cameroon)
    25 x 8 x 7 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; pigment, beads.
  • Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, the Republic of Mali)
    5.5" D x 30.5 "L x 7.5" W Hand carved of hardwood
  • Antique Granary Door (Dogon People, Republic of Mali)
    27.5 x 17 x 3.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Duafe Comb (Akan People, Republic of Ghana)
    18.5 x 7 x 2.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood, beads, and mirror.
  • Prestige Stool (Chokwee People, the Republic of Angola).
    13 x 9 x 9 ″ Hand carved of hardwood and metal.
  • A Journey Toward the Afterlife (Dogon People, Republic of Mali)
    7.75 x 26 x 5.5 ″ Hand cast in bronze employing old wax method.
  • Face Mask (Mbuti Pygmy People, Democratic Republic of Congo)
    7 x 6 x 3 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; metal base
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    Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, the Republic of Mali)
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
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    Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, the Republic of Mali)
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
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    Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, the Republic of Mali)
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
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    Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, the Republic of Mali)
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
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    Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, the Republic of Mali)
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
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    Mancala: Board Game (Dogon People, the Republic of Mali)
    5.5"Dx30.5"Lx7.5"W-14wells Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    14 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.
  • Spear or Staff: Equestrian Figure (Mande People, Sub Saharan Africa)
    53 x 10 x 4.5 ″ Hand cast of iron ore.
  • Figure: Warrior with Ceremonial Sword (Edo People, Kingdom of Benin, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    19 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand cast in bronze, employing old wax method.
  • Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of 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.
  • Bronze Figurine (Senufo People, Republic of Ivory Coast)
    13 x 7 x 6.5 ″ Hand casted of bronze.
  • Bronze Figurine (Senufo People, Republic of Ivory Coast)
    14 x 8 x 7.5 ″ Hand casted in bronze.
  • 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.
  • Fertility Doll, (Fali People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    14 x 9 x 4 ″ Hand carved and sewn of fabric, beads, hardwood and leather.
  • Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble (Kota People, Gabonese Republic)
    18 x 8 x 3.5 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood, brass sheet-wire filament, and copper wire,
  • Kudou: Container (Akan People Republic of Ghana)
    11 x 5 x 5 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing traditional wax method.
  • Head of an Oba (Edo People, Kingdom of Benin, Federal Republic of 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, Federal Republic of 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, Republic of Benin)
    22 x 20 x 6.5 ″ Hand cast of bronze or brass.
  • Kudou: Container (Akan People, Republic of Ghana)
    11 x 5 x 5 ″ Metal Bronze / Hand cast using the traditional Wax method
  • Head of an Oba (Edo People, Kingdom of Benin, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    8.5 x 5 x 6 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing the old wax method.
  • Tchitcheri Sakab: Wooden Abstract Figure: (Moba People, Togolese Republic)
    59 x 14 x 11 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Standing Statue of a Royal Leopard (Ido People, Republic of 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, Gabonese Republic)
    24.5 x 8 x 4 ″ Hand crafted of hardwood, brass sheet-wire filament, and copper wire,
  • Sejen: Bird Figure (Senufo People, Republic of Ivory Coast)
    48 x 15 x 17 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; painted.
  • Ngi Fetish Statue (Bulu People, Republic of Cameroon)
    47 x 16 x 18 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; cotton, cane, iron, bronze, pigments, oil and raffia.
  • Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    16 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Hand cast of copper alloy, utilizing the old wax method.
  • Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    16 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Hand cast of copper alloy, utilizing the old wax method.
  • Torque Currency (Yoruba People, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    16 inches outer diameter with 3 inches thickness Hand cast of copper alloy, utilizing 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 People, Kingdom of Benin, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    9 x 7 x 7 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing the old wax method.
  • Standing Statue of a Royal Leopard (Ido People, Republic of Benin)
    27.5 x 30 x 8 ″ Hand cast of bronze or brass.
  • Sejen: Bird Figure (Senufo People, Republic of Ivory Coast)
    51 x 21 x 18 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; painted.
  • Standing Statue of a Royal Leopard (Ido People, Republic of Benin)
    27.5 x 42 x 9 ″ Hand cast of bronze or brass.
  • 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 People, Kingdom of Benin, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
    8.5 x 6 x 7 ″ Hand cast of bronze, employing the old wax method.
  • Granary Door (Dagon People, Republic of 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 ″ Wood, pigment / Hand carved by Fakeye Family
  • Sejen: Bird Figure (Senufo People, Republic of Ivory Coast
    77 x 24 x 30 ″ Hand carved of hardwood; painted.
  • Slit Drum (Zandi People, Democratic Republic of Congo)
    32 x 102 x 15.5 ″ Hand carved of hardwood.
  • Male Wooden Figure (Dogon People, Republic of Mali)
    84 x 34 x 18 ″ Hand sculpted from hardwood.
  • Male Wooden Figure (Dogon People, Republic of Mali)
    88 x 30 x 18 ″ Hand sculpted from hardwood.
  • 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, Republic of Benin)
    34 x 12 x 7 ″ Hand cast of bronze employing old wax method.
  • Male Figure (Ife People, Republic of Benin)
    Hand cast of bronze employing old wax method.
  • Male Figure (Ife People, Republic of Benin)
    Hand cast in bronze employing old wax method.