Luba-Hemba Singiti style figure.
Collected between 1970 and 1980, private Belgian collection.
H= 33 cm, feets broken, liottle wood chip missing at the mouth ( see pictures)
With its serene expression, finely grooved beard, and elaborately constructed hairstyle, this figure embodies the composure, status, and wisdom of a respected elder.
It was inspired to honor the ancestors of the Hemba lineage, t provided a powerful ideological message about family continuity and legitimized the political authority inherited by the ancestor’s living kin.
The figure’s prominent forehead suggests intelligence and may have been viewed as a dwelling place for the spirit.
Despite it's aspect this figure was made for decoration purposes.
This finely carved item is sold by David Norden a dealer with more than 25 years experience,
A written description and the metal stand will be included in your package.
If you want come see it, or pick it up in Antwerp, otherwise you'll get FREE delivery worldwide, and a WRITTEN DESCRIPTION in each package. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them and details. What you see is what you get.
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- 2nd half 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 33×11×9 cm