Ancestor statue - Bembe - Congo DRC

Ancestor statue - Bembe - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

41 cm.
Former Smets family collection, Ganshoren.
A piece brought back in the 1960s by Mr. Smets who worked in Congo.

Superb Bembe ‘Mukuya’ statue.
This is the ancestor representation. This is a piece with a classic style perfectly matching the general features of this type of piece.
There is an elongated torso on short legs. It is covered with thick scarifications representing the scarifications worn by Bembe men.
The character wears a beard and a high crest.
Its hands hold sovereign objects.
Beautiful smooth brown patina.

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

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Ancestor statue
Region/ country
Congo DRC
1st half 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
41×0×0 cm
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