This statue was part of a pair.
The male " Yangba " figure was always accompanied by a female specimen.
The statues were part of a shrine where they were regularly worshipped and washed and sacrificed.
Ex. Coll. Gallery “ Le Page “ , rue de la Regence , Brussels ( 1978).
Ex. Privé coll. Brussels (since ca. 1978 )
Cf. "100 peoples or Zaire. ...", M.L. Felix, Brussels, 1987,
pp. 122&123 , image numbers: 1a&1b (48 cm)
Hard wood type.
Crusty, black libation patina.
Vertical, age-related cracks front and back.
Traces of red ochre earth.
Dry neck and bottom.
Top, crest with perforations for metal rings (remains a ring)
Chipped wood part to right ear.
Two small, brass nails in ears and a larger one in the forehead.
Two red glass beads as eyes.
Under each foot a hole of a previous stand.
Beautifully cut figure with arms removed from the body !
Track & trace shipment.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 33×10×9 cm