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Figure - Wood - Singiti - Hemba - Congo DRC

Figure - Wood - Singiti - Hemba - Congo DRC

Niembo Hemba ancestor figure, Singiti
South East Congo

Hauteur: 63 cm. (24,8 in.) . 67cm on the custom made wood stand

Private German collection.

This figure is early XXth century seen the wood oxidation and style. Part of one arm missing, and some abrasion otherwise good condition and fine carving and encrusted patina.

Those figures are kept in the man's houses and funerary places. In 1977, François Neyt published a book on those important figures.

Object Figure
Indigenous object name Singiti
Ethnic group/ culture Hemba
Region/ country Congo DRC
Material Wood
Period Early 20th century
Condition Good
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 63×15×14 cm
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