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Sculpture - Wood - Hemba - Luba - Congo DRC

Sculpture - Wood - Hemba - Luba - Congo DRC

Hemba Ancestor Figure.
Size: 28 cm
Provenance: Collected in situ at the end of the 60's by a Dutch collector.

The hole on top is filled with resin offerings honouring the ancestor. Insect damages made the lower back missing ( see images- nothing alive ) Dry patina, slightly shining beard, lips and nose.

The Hemba people live in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are farmers and hunters.
They live in vast plains surrounded by mountains.
Only since the mid-1970s, François Neyt identified the Hemba statuary as different style than that of the Luba.

In the seventeenth century, Hemba societies were developing east of the Luba.

Hemba ancestor figures are regarded as one of the finest expressions of African art. Because of their cubism and well balanced proportions.

Age: early to mid XXth-century.

NO PRICE LIMIT, 25€ Pack and Ship worldwide.

This finely carved Hemba is guaranteed genuine by David Norden a dealer with more than 25 years experience, and not made for decoration.
It is coming from a private Belgian collection.
A written description and the stand ( when available) will be included in your package.

If you want come see it, or pick it up in Antwerp, otherwise you'll get FREE delivery worldwide, and a WRITTEN DESCRIPTION in each package. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them and details. What you see is what you get.

Object Sculpture
Indigenous object name Hemba
Ethnic group/ culture Luba
Region/ country Congo DRC
Material Wood
Period 1st half 20th century
Condition In poor condition with signs of heavy wear & tear or damaged parts
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 28×14×13 cm
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