Kakungu Statue - Metoko - Congo DRC

Description
Kakungu Statue - Metoko - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Provenance: private collection.
Dimensions: 35 x 13 cm.
Material:

The Kakungu sculptures which belong to initiates of the highest ranks of the Bukota (Metoko secret society), are used during the initiation ceremony and are exhibited on the tombs of members of a high rank, for a certain period. These indicate the rank and status, and usually represent the man and the woman. The word Kakungu would symbolise an elderly person, full of dignity, victim of witchcraft of ritual pollution.
Visible repairs.

Express and secure shipment.

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

Lot details
Object
Kakungu Statue
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Metoko
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
35×13×0 cm
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