Ancestor figure - Tabwa / Batabwa - Mipasi - Congo DRC

Description
Ancestor figure - Tabwa / Batabwa - Mipasi - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

39 x 11.5 cm.
Wood.
Former Blaise Tribal Art, Brussels.

Slender figurine with a long hairdo pulled backwards.
Figure standing on an elevated circular base.
Type: Mipasi, representing an ancestor, in this case a man.
Please note the ritual scarifications which are well present, especially on the face and on the top of the body. Wide hips.
Smooth and dark patina due to libations revealing some lighter areas of natural wood. Wonderful smooth patina.

Cf. Trésors d'Afrique, Musée de Tervuren, 1995.
Cf. Fleuve Congo, F. Neyt, 2010.

Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track and trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, Africa, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Object
Ancestor figure
Indigenous object name
Mipasi
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Tabwa / Batabwa
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
39×11×0 cm
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