Ancestor figure (1) - Wood - RARE - Lengola - Congo DRC

Description
Ancestor figure (1) - Wood - RARE - Lengola - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

The Lengola art is influenced by Chamba to the north and Lega to the east. This very fine example demonstrates stylistic lines of both groups, with a heart shaped face in a diamond shaped head. Meanwhile, the knees are carved going outward in a classic Chamba/Mumuye style. The figure is righteous, with old encrusted patina and a fine, classic expression for the corpus at this period.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Ancestor figure
Indigenous object name
RARE
Ethnic group/ culture
Lengola
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×12×12 cm
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