Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.
Paul Klee

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Located at 34 rue Mazarine, in the heart of the premier art district in Paris, the Olivier Castellano Gallery offers tribal art sculptures from ancient collections and rigorously selected for both their age and their plastic qualities.

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Scepter of Binou priest

Dogon, Mali
62 cm
Provenance: Dr. Schotte, Gand, Belgium.

Tyiwara Crest

Bamana, Bougouni region, Mali
63,5 cm
Provenance: ex French collection.

Seated fetish

Teke, Congo
21,5 cm
Provenance: ex German collection.

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Like Werner Schmalenbach said, the essence of art is found when shape meets expression as one cannot exist without the other. Tribal Art adds to these two necessary qualities a third one; the signs of ritual usage marked deeply in the materials, a patina that gives tribal sculptures such a particular soul. It is the meeting of these three qualities that make a great tribal art item.