A good size female Lwena figure in wood with some millefiori glass beads ( red, white, blue) around the neck , copper earnings one with an engraved number 230 and unreadable inscription. Fiber skirt and feathers on top.
Representing the chiefs wife in full ornate ( mukwakuhico). The feathers on top symbolise human hair.
H= 45cm, 60 cm with the feathers . Sold with a metal stand.
Provenance: Gaethan Schoonbroodt collection, Verviers.
Typical Lwena-Tshokwe in a style,from the 1940-50's
Bibliography: Compare to those in publications
- Marie-Louise Bastin, "De sculpturen van Angola" and "Escultura Tshokwe."
- Chokwe!: Art and Initiation among Chokwe and Related Peoples
Manuel Jordán -African Arts - Vol. 32, No. 2 (Summer, 1999), pp. 18-35+90
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Feathers, Wood
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 45×11×8 cm