Statue(s) - Wood - Isikimanji - Dengese - DR Congo

Description
Statue(s) - Wood - Isikimanji - Dengese - DR Congo
2nd half 20th century - Good

Fine Isikimanji figure of the Dengese people living in Congo.
These figures are royal and chiefs figures, which hold the power and clothing of the old king after he dies; these are transferred to the new king in elaborate enthronement ceremonies.
The statue is covered by numerous scarifications all over the body.
Both hands on the belly. Fine patina.
The piece is now in my personal Dutch collection.

Lot details
Object
Statue(s)
Indigenous object name
Isikimanji
Ethnic group/ culture
Dengese
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
89×20×17 cm
Weight
3100 g
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