Mishi head - Bembe - Congo DRC

Description
Mishi head - Bembe - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Mishi Janiform Figurine - Bembe - DRC Congo
Provenance: private collection, Belgium.
Dimensions: 40 x 15 cm.
Material: wood.

Bembe Mishi figurine with two highly stylised faces, carved identically. The latter present a face, structured in oblique surfaces because of the median nose bridge which extends from the summit of the forehead until the extremity of the nose, animated by tubular eyes projected in high-relief. The faces are separated by two concave faces, inlaid with red and white pigments.
Trunk alike base.

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
Mishi head
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Bembe
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×15×0 cm
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