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The Kongo place stone figures called tumba on the graves of powerful people. This chief is shown kneeling and holding a power insigna
H= 16cm . Inscription under the base. ( see images). Gray steatite stone turned black and with remains of Tokula red powder.
Otherwise his is kneeling and completely naked on a tiny stone base.
The term Tumba comes from the old Portuguese word for “tomb”—this genre may have been inspired by grave monuments for European merchants and missionaries in Kongo cemeteries.
Provenance: A known private collection Antwerpen , name will be given to the buyer.
Carved stone figures were created to memorialize deceased rulers of the Bamboma, one of a number of peoples who together form the Kongo culture.
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- Indigenous object name
- Tumba Ntadi -NO PRICE RESERVE
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- 2nd half 19th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 15×7×7 cm