statue - Wood - ofika - Mbole - Congo DRC

Description
statue - Wood - ofika - Mbole - Congo DRC
mid 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

“Ofika” Mbole (or Yela) Figurine
Height of the figurine alone: 46 cm (52.5 cm, including the open worked frame).
Please note the rare presence of the open worked frame on which this hangman representation was tied (nevertheless, two extremities of the open worked frame are broken).
Wonderful patina of wear, there are damages on the hairdo, a foot was broken and glued back.
Mineral pigment on the ventral part.
A fixing hole crosses the neck (have a look at the picture).
Light-weighted and hard wood for the figurine.
Light-weighted and softwood for the open worked frame.
A suspension string.

Lot details
Object
statue
Indigenous object name
ofika
Ethnic group/ culture
Mbole
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
52.5×15×12 cm
Weight
516 g
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