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LION PORTRAIT Signed Lithograph, Three African Lion Heads, Modern Wildlife Art
By Sydney Taylor
Located in Union City, NJ
LION PORTRAIT by the British wildlife artist Sydney Taylor, is an original hand drawn limited edition lithograph(not a photo reproduction or digital print) printed using hand lithogr...
Category

1980s Realist Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

African Beaded Head from Cameroon
By african people
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a handmade African beaded head over clay from Cameroon Mounted on a Lucite base.
Category

Late 20th Century Cameroonian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Beads

  • African Beaded Head from Cameroon
  • African Beaded Head from Cameroon
  • African Beaded Head from Cameroon
  • African Beaded Head from Cameroon
H 9.25 in. W 4 in. D 5 in.
African Hand Carved Wood Head Bust Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
Nicely carved. A good eye-catching accent piece. Dimensions: 8.25" high, 5" wide, 7" deep.
Category

20th Century African Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Wooden Head Rest
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful museum quality, wooden head rest. Stunning patina on this rare piece of art from Sudan. Hand carved from a single piece of wood by the Dinka tribe. The leg extends to nine ...
Category

Antique Early 1900s African Tribal More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

African Benin Bronze Head
Located in Sarasota, FL
From the Benin Tribe of Africa comes this handsome bronze head of a warrior A collectors item!
Category

Vintage 1910s Beninese British Colonial Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • African Benin Bronze Head
  • African Benin Bronze Head
  • African Benin Bronze Head
  • African Benin Bronze Head
H 14 in. W 9 in. D 8 in.
African Fang Style Carving of a Woman Head
Located in Stockholm, SE
A Fang sculpture. This is a good carved sculpture with a good patina. The Fang tribe mostly lives in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo and Cameroon. These type of sculp...
Category

20th Century African Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • African Fang Style Carving of a Woman Head
  • African Fang Style Carving of a Woman Head
  • African Fang Style Carving of a Woman Head
  • African Fang Style Carving of a Woman Head
H 10.63 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
South African Beaded Glass Tiger and Lion Heads
Located in Palm Beach, FL
There is an unimaginable amount of ambition on display here but the out come is certainly worth the effort. The artist has managed to capture the majesty and intelligence of two of t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary South African Campaign Wall-mounted Sculpt...

Materials

Glass

Andrianna Shamaris African Mahogany Head Rest or Stool
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Traditional tribal head rest or stool with original hardware and lovely patina. This head rest or stool was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty c...
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Antiquities

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Vintage African Tribal Hand Carved Wood Head Bust Sculpture
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a large vintage African tribal head wooden sculpture. This is a unique piece that looks to be made of mahogany. It is hand carved feautring the bust a person's head. See p...
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Busts

Materials

Wood

Pair of Antique Carved Heads, African, Ebony, Decorative Statue, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of antique carved heads. An African, solid ebony decorative statue, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. Highly appealing Folk Art Displays a desirable...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century African Tribal Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Ebony

Andrianna Shamaris Mahogany Wood African Antique Head Rest or Stool
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Traditional antique Lobi tribe head rest hand carved from a single block of mahogany wood with beautiful bevelled legs. This can be used as a stool or small table to place towels on ...
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood, Mahogany

Large-Scale Vintage African Beaded Head Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Intricately carved and beaded African head sculpture. Glass beads over clay base. Very striking and unusual.
Category

Mid-20th Century Cameroonian Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Beads

Dance Head Ornament Representing an Antelope Head, Burkina Faso, Africa
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
A beautiful stylized antelope head used as headdress on ceremonial dances. Retains the old painting and patina over the carved wood. Traded by a professor working in Africa in the 19...
Category

Mid-20th Century Burkinabe Primitive Busts

Materials

Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Rotating Antique African Wooden Head Rest
Located in New York, NY
Rare. Beautiful museum quality hand carved wooden head rest. Stunning patina on this unusual head rest that rotates. Circa 1900. This head rest was sourced in the spirit of wabi-s...
Category

Antique Early 1900s Tribal Antiquities

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

David Burdeny - Heads Together, Kenya, Africa (BW Photograph)
By David Burdeny
Located in New York City, NY
David Burdeny - Heads Together, Kenya, Africa (BW Photograph) Archival Pigment Print Signature Label
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Midcentury African Woman Bronze Head Sculpture, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful midcentury modernist bronze head of an African woman made in Austria in the 1950s with a brass earring and a brass base in the style of Hagenauer Werkstatte. In very good...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Busts

Materials

Bronze

Midcentury African Woman Bronze Head Sculpture, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Mid-Century modernist bronze head of an African woman made in Austria in the 1950s with a brass earring and a marble base in the style of Hagenauer Werkstatte. In very go...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Busts

Materials

Bronze

Bold African Sculpture of a Head on Custom Stand
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Amazing African mask hand-carved in wood depicting a woman carrying latticed basket on her head. Displayed on custom stand (included).
Category

Vintage 1950s Botswanan Abstract Sculptures

Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Wooden Head Rest or Stool
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful museum quality, wooden head rest or stool. Stunning patina on this rare piece of art from Sudan. Hand carved from a single block of wood by the Dinka tribe. Circa 1900 T...
Category

Antique Early 1900s Tribal More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Large Carved Serpentine Stone African Shona Head, Zimbabwe Modernist
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Standing 20 inches tall this Shona head is carved in Serpentine stone originating in Zimbabwe. It is carved in a strikingly modern way stylizing and even exaggerating features. It is...
Category

Mid-20th Century Zimbabwean Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone

Large head sculpture of an African Woman - Tropical Exotic sculpture
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful and highly decorative sculpture of an African woman. The lady has a proud and noble expression on her face, she has an elongated neck and is wearing large silver earrings a...
Category

20th Century Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Other Medium

"Cow Head - Bidjogo Tribe Portuguese Guinea," Painted Wood from Africa
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Cow Head" is an animal sculpture by an unknown Bidjogo artist. The artist used painted wood, rope, animal horns, and plastic to make this naturalistic mask. 19" x 17" x 18" mask ...
Category

20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Plastic, Wood, Paint

Pair of Hagenauer Style Bronze African Female Heads, Wall Decoration
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Den Haag, NL
A beautiful modernist pair of brass heads of an African woman in the style of Werkstatte Hagenauer. Made in Austria in the 1950s. In very good condition with charming patina. Beautif...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Hagenauer Style Bronze African Female Head Wall Decoration - Super sale
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Frisco, TX
A beautiful modernist brass head of an African woman in the style of Werkstatte Hagenauer. Made in Austria in the 1950s. In very good condition with charming patina. Beautiful Wall D...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

African Greater Kudu Skull Horn Antelope Plaque Shield Taxidermy Head Mount
Located in Dayton, OH
Natural kudu skull with horns mounted on a black wood plaque. Measures: 43".  
Category

Late 20th Century Rustic Taxidermy

Materials

Bone, Horn, Hardwood

African zoomorphic puppet head sculpture from the Bozo Tribe in Mali.
Located in Cotignac, FR
Early 20th century zoomorphic African puppet head sculpture from the Bozo tribe in Mali. This puppet head would have been used by the Bozo ethnic group during the Sogobo ceremony. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Early 20th Century African Antique Wood Comb with Human Head
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early 20th Century African Antique Wood Comb with Human Head From the Chokwe Culture of Angola. A fine, old, much used comb with a glossy, glasslike patina. Of traditional form with...
Category

Early 20th Century Angolan Other Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Akan Ashanti Memorial Portrait Head of a Noble Tribal African Art Sculpture
Located in Norwich, GB
This elegant terracotta head is a memorial portrait (nsodie) of an Akan nobleman from the part of Africa which is today southern Ghana and southeastern Côte d'Ivoire. It is an ideali...
Category

19th Century Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Terracotta

Hagenauer Carved Wood with Bronze Base Sculpture Head of African Woman, 1930
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Oakland, CA
Hagenauer wood sculpture Head of African Woman. This beautiful sculpture was designed and manufactured by Hagenauer in Vienna in the 1930s during the Art Deco era. It shows the head ...
Category

Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Deco Busts

Materials

Bronze

19thc century classical French portrait sketch of a North African mans head
Located in Southport, CT
Outstanding small oil on velum sketch of a North African/ Arab head study. The painting is a classic sketch and I'm sure the figure would have been used in a much larger finished w...
Category

1850s Old Masters Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

African Native Head Brass Bust on Marble Base in the Style of Hagenauer
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Frisco, TX
A very detailed lovely brass bust of an African Native sitting on a marble base. From the design shops of Hagenauer in Austria from the 1950s era. With a nice aged patina.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Busts

Materials

Marble, Brass

Ngoy Kabem, Sadi M, Three Heads of Woman, African Art, Relief in Brass, 1979
Located in Delft, NL
Ngoy Kabem, Sadi M,  Three heads of woman, African art, Relief in brass Signed and dated 1979 Framed in palisander wood Measure: The height is 71 cm The width is 31 c...
Category

20th Century Congolese More Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Taxidermy Mounted Eland Head
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A large taxidermy head of a spiral-horned antelope, or eland, mounted to an oak shield-shaped backing piece.     
Category

Late 20th Century African Taxidermy

Materials

Animal Skin

  • Taxidermy Mounted Eland Head
  • Taxidermy Mounted Eland Head
  • Taxidermy Mounted Eland Head
  • Taxidermy Mounted Eland Head
H 45 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
Superb Taxidermy Head and Chest of a Greater Kudu
Located in Atlanta, GA
A superb taxidermy head and chest of a greater kudu Dimensions: Height 58", width 30", depth 37" CW3888.
Category

Vintage 1980s African Mounted Objects

Materials

Mohair

Artist loosing her head - Marlene Dumas (1953) - South African Artist - Dutch
By Marlene Dumas
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Marlene Dumas born 1953 Marlene Dumas was born in Cape Town, South Africa. From 1972 to 1975 she attended Cape Town University, where she studied for a BA in Visual Arts. She then co...
Category

1980s Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

Bronze African Head
Located in East Hampton, NY
Bronze African head sculpture.
Category

20th Century African Folk Art Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Bronze African Head
H 20.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 8.5 in.
Berber Woman's Head Scarf
Located in Milan, IT
Finely woven in wool and dyed with henna pigments by means of the reserve technique, this rare textile is attributed to the IDA ou Zeddoute tribe located in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas. ...
Category

Vintage 1930s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

  • Berber Woman's Head Scarf
  • Berber Woman's Head Scarf
  • Berber Woman's Head Scarf
  • Berber Woman's Head Scarf
W 46.07 in. L 53.94 in.
Sculptural African Head Rests
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful group of three carved "pillows" with wonderful patina and details. Great sculptural objects that work well as a set or on their own.
Category

Early 20th Century Central African Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Sculptural African Head Rests
  • Sculptural African Head Rests
  • Sculptural African Head Rests
  • Sculptural African Head Rests
H 8 in. W 8 in. D 5 in.
African Head-Rest / Stool
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautifully formed object, a head-rest made in NE Africa, is truly a piece of organic sculpture. Carved from a single piece of wood, this head-rest consists of a horizontal s...
Category

Vintage 1950s Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

  • African Head-Rest / Stool
  • African Head-Rest / Stool
  • African Head-Rest / Stool
  • African Head-Rest / Stool
H 9.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 10 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Antique Wooden African Head Rest
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Traditional Lobi tribe head rest celebrating the cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use have left behind. Can also be used as a bowl. This ...
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Antiquities

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Wooden African Head Rest
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Traditional Lobi tribe head rest. This can also be used as a tray or a low stool or side table. This head rest was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that b...
Category

Early 20th Century African Tribal Antiquities

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Stunning terra cotta covered vessels with African Heads
Located in Palm Springs, CA
These two covered terra cotta vessels were made in Africa by a relative to the opera singer Jean Dickenson, whose estate they were acquired from. They are really wonderfully detailed...
Category

Vintage 1960s African Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Vintage African Bronze Head
Located in Pasadena, CA
Vintage bronze African head with metallic gold detail.
Category

20th Century Central African Tribal Primitives

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage African Bronze Head
  • Vintage African Bronze Head
  • Vintage African Bronze Head
  • Vintage African Bronze Head
H 31 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Ceramic African Heads by Fred Press
By Fred Press
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Highly dramatic and sculptural, this pair of ceramic heads was sculpted by Fred Press. Like George Briard and Russell Wright, Press was a prolific designer who designed ceramics for...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

  • Ceramic African Heads by Fred Press
  • Ceramic African Heads by Fred Press
  • Ceramic African Heads by Fred Press
  • Ceramic African Heads by Fred Press
H 9.5 in. W 4 in. D 6 in.
Africa Sable Head Mount
Located in Doylestown, PA
A nicely modelled head-mount of an African Sable, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s African Taxidermy

Materials

Wood, Hide

  • Africa Sable Head Mount
  • Africa Sable Head Mount
  • Africa Sable Head Mount
  • Africa Sable Head Mount
H 46 in. W 16 in. D 28 in.
Petite African "Bamileke" Head Rest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful African "bamileke" head rest carved from one large piece of Teum wood. Intricate design adorns the hollow piece with thick and flat surface on top. Great sculptural decorat...
Category

20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

African Tikar Style Bronze Head
Located in Houston, TX
A 20th century decorative African style bronze head mounted on wood base of the Tikar people in Cameroon.   
Category

20th Century African Masks

Materials

Bronze

  • African Tikar Style Bronze Head
  • African Tikar Style Bronze Head
  • African Tikar Style Bronze Head
  • African Tikar Style Bronze Head
H 26 in. W 14 in. D 13 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Mahogany Wood African Head Rest
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique head rest that can also be used to hold objects. Carved from a single piece of mahogany wood. Andrianna Shamaris. The Leader In Modern Organic Design™.
Category

Antique Early 1900s Primitive Tribal Art

Materials

Wood, Mahogany, Reclaimed Wood

African Gemsbock Taxidermy Head-Mount
Located in Doylestown, PA
A nicely mounted African Gemsbock with great long horns, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s African Taxidermy

Materials

Hide, Wood

  • African Gemsbock Taxidermy Head-Mount
  • African Gemsbock Taxidermy Head-Mount
  • African Gemsbock Taxidermy Head-Mount
  • African Gemsbock Taxidermy Head-Mount
H 60 in. W 18 in. D 25 in.
African Beaded Heads
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a set of five African beaded heads from Cameroon . Made of Clay and beads and put on removable Lucite stands They are all handmade.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Cameroonian Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Beads, Clay

  • African Beaded Heads
  • African Beaded Heads
  • African Beaded Heads
  • African Beaded Heads
H 12 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Genuine African taxidermy Burchell's zebra head, particularly large and extremely well preserved, designed to be fixed on to a wall.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary African Taxidermy

  • Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
  • Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
  • Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
  • Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
H 29.53 in. W 15.75 in. D 33.47 in.
Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Genuine African taxidermy Burchell's zebra head, particularly large and extremely well preserved, designed to be fixed on to a wall.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary African Taxidermy

  • Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
  • Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
  • Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
  • Rare African Taxidermy Large Burchell Zebra Head
H 29.53 in. W 15.75 in. D 33.47 in.
Massive Faux African Taxidermy Acrylic Hanging Rhino Head
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Massive and realistic faux taxidermy African rhinoceros' head, very realistically made in acrylic imitating a real rhyno head, impressive size.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary African Taxidermy

Materials

Acrylic

"African Head," Very Fine Art Deco Wall Sculpture by Casals
By Raimon Casals i Alsina
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Strongly reminiscent of the work of Hagenauer, but signed "R. Casals" and probably French in origin, this stylized African female head is composed of sculpted iron and copper. Clear...
Category

Early 20th Century French Sculptures

Materials

Copper, Iron

African Royal Cameroon Ceremonial Bed with Carved Buffalo Heads
Located in Asheville, NC
African beds of this type were reserved only for the King of a tribe. An African King would sooner stand than sit or lie on the ground. The bed can also be used as a coffee table or ...
Category

20th Century African Benches

African Ibibio Beaded Head Masks, Pair
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
This fabulous pair of African Ibibio beaded head masks of the Ekpo tribe originate from South East Nigeria, beaded masks over terracotta heads.
Category

Late 20th Century Nigerian Masks

Materials

Crystal

Late 20th Century Rare African Taxidermy Burchell Zebra Head
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A lovely African taxidermy Burchell's zebra head, particularly large and extremely well preserved, designed to be fixed on to a wall. The plains zebra (Equus quagga, formerly Equus b...
Category

20th Century African Taxidermy

Materials

Zebra Hide

Hagenauer deco african woman bronze head signed
By Karl Hagenauer, Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great sample of the Deco period in Austria with this woman bronze head.
Category

Vintage 1930s Austrian Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

African Bronze Head on Thick Lucite Base
Located in New York, NY
Bronze head from Benin on thick Lucite base, Africa, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Beninese Folk Art Sculptures

Head in Hands-Carved Unusual African Sculpture
Located in Pasadena, CA
This hand-carved African sculpture depicting a man's head resting in a pair of hands features impeccable, articulate detail found in the hands, fingernails, and face. The solid wood ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Head in Hands-Carved Unusual African Sculpture
  • Head in Hands-Carved Unusual African Sculpture
  • Head in Hands-Carved Unusual African Sculpture
  • Head in Hands-Carved Unusual African Sculpture
H 12.25 in. W 7.5 in. D 5.75 in.
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African Head For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the African head you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each African head for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and bronze. Find 78 options for an antique or vintage African head now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an African head — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. An African head is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one African head that is appealing in its simplicity, but Andrianna Shamaris, Karl Hagenauer and Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is an African Head?

Prices for an African head start at $270 and top out at $80,335 with the average selling for $1,600.