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

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
Figura de antepasado
Nombre de objeto indígena
Grupo étnico/cultura
Luba Hemba
Región / país
República Democrática del Congo
probablemente la primera mitad del siglo 20
En estado razonable, usado con signos visibles de desgaste
Se vende con soporte
51×16×12 cm
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