Ancestor figure - Wood - Ngbaka - DR Congo

Description
Ancestor figure - Wood - Ngbaka - DR Congo
Mid 20th century - Good

Appealing wooden Ngbaka figure from DR Congo. The artistic style of their statues and masks, which are related to the Ngbaka, is recognizable through their elongated features, a line of vertical scarification on the forehead and a pointed chin.
Figures representing the Ngbirondo spirit are kept in special huts where libations are poured over them. They can also be placed at the entrance to a village for apotropaic reasons.

Good condition with traces of tribal use and a great dark oily aged patina.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

Welcome to bid our other items:

https://auction.catawiki.com/lotsfrom/Huubio4

Lot details
Object
Ancestor figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Ngbaka
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×13×11 cm
Weight
1100 g
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in