Ancestor statue - Wood - Hemba - Congo DRC

Description
Ancestor statue - Wood - Hemba - Congo DRC
2nd half 20th century - Good

Masculine Hemba Ancestor Figurine from eastern D.R Congo Compared to the legs, the chest is prominent. These statuettes are stored in the Fumu Mwalo and appear to honour the founder of the clan.

The posture is hieratic, the figure presents a beard, typical of the Hemba style. The arms are articulated in reverse. The figurine seems to be hermaphrodite because of the significant chest.

Hardwood with a black patina. Traces of xylophagous insects on the head and torso.

Lot details
Object
Ancestor statue
Ethnic group/ culture
Hemba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
32×9×9 cm
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