Ancestral figure (1) - Wood - Singiti - Luba-Hemba - DR Congo

Descripción
Ancestral figure (1) - Wood - Singiti - Luba-Hemba - DR Congo
Probably from the 1st half of the 20th century - Good condition, with visible traces of wear

Upright male figure of the Luba-Hemba from southeast Congo. Carved out of hardwood and coloured black. With the typical overhanging hairstyle of the Luba-Hemba with a cross-shaped surface finish on the back. The earnest, dignified face has wide protruding eyebrows, slit-shaped eyes and a closed mouth, framed by a beard. Both arms of this upright sculpture are separate from the body, with the hands on the hips. The figure is standing on straight, firm legs, which are fixed to a base due to age defects. The piece comes
from the Italiaander collection in Amsterdam. It has an old price tag stuck on the back: €2100.

Detalles del lote
N.º total de artículos
1
Objeto
Figura de antepasado
Nombre de objeto indígena
Singiti
Grupo étnico/cultura
Luba Hemba
Región / país
República Democrática del Congo
Material
Madera
Periodo
probablemente la primera mitad del siglo 20
Estado
En estado razonable, usado con signos visibles de desgaste
Se vende con soporte
Yes
Dimensiones
51×16×12 cm
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