29th October, 3pm CET

Lot 1 to Lot 51 and Lot 108 to Lot 142, are from the impressive collection of pre-Columbian art expert, collector and gallerist Ulrich Hoffman. Following numerous trips to Central and South America in the 1970s, German Ulrich Hoffman quickly become a pioneer for bringing Pre-Columbian Art to the West.

blog.php-510 Censer with a ceremonial head sitting on a stylised bell-shaped pedestal Manteno, Province of Manabi, Ecuador, 850-1500 AD

An expert at the National Association of art and antiquities of Baden Württemberg since 1990, Ulrich Hoffman participates in major international art fairs - Munich, Cologne, TEFAF in Basel, Hanover, Herrenheusem, etc. In 1992, he organised a meeting with a team of Peruvian researchers and archaeologists at the request of the German Minister Unger Soyka who wanted to champion Latin American Art.

blog.php-511 Anthropomorphic statuette, standing dignitary wearing a loincloth wrapped around the waist Maya, Isle of Jaina, Mexico, Classical period, 550-900 AD

As well as Hoffmann's collection, other fascinating primitive and tribal art pieces will be going under the hammer, including a magnificent gold crown dignitary from Colombia, dating from 800-1500 AD.

blog.php-512 Beautiful crown, dignitary or priest lord warrior Tayrona, Colombia, 800-1500 AD

Other rare pieces sure to fuel the curiosity of fans, include Archaeological remains from the Mediterranean, pieces from Islamic countries and Asia .

30th October, 3pm CET

blog.php-513 Rare pair of male and female statues representing a couple of primordial ancestors Zela, Democratic Republic of Congo

The second sale will take bidders to Africa and Oceania, featuring wooden statues from the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria or Mali.

Australia will not be outdone, with beautiful aboriginal paintings hitting the sale room.

blog.php-519 Tjapaltjarri CLIFFORD POSSUM (Anmatyerre) 1932-2002 The Dream of Liège 1994

Entitled The Dream of Liège, this work was commissioned by Peter Los Alice Springs and sold in Sotheby's in 2008 from the collection of Peter Madden.

Check out the full catalogue on Barnebys here.

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