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.