Figure - Wood - Mbole - Congo DRC

Description
Figure - Wood - Mbole - Congo DRC
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

The Mbole are know principally for their figures which tend to be characterized by their geometric features, elongated emaciated bodies, enlarged heads with heart-shaped faces, protruding mouths and crown-like coiffures.
[Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, The tribal arts of Africa, P. 144}

Mbole figures represent hanged people. They were carried on stretchers to the initiation camps where they served as social regulators. On this example, the curves of the legs and the arms bring a dynamism to an otherwise static sculpture.

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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Mbole
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
49×8×8 cm
Weight
800 g
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