Statue(s) (1) - Wood, copper nails - Feminine - Mbala - DR Congo

Description
Statue(s) (1) - Wood, copper nails - Feminine - Mbala - DR Congo
Mid 20th century - Excellent

ex-private collection - Brussels- Belgium
Mid 20th century
Dim: 16x4x4 60g

Very nice little Mbala statue, excellent condition, copper nails on the head - specific stand on demand (80€)

Female statuette presented standing on slightly bent legs, hands placed on the belly in a nurturing position. She has a concentrated and determined expression on her face, surmounted by a stepped headdress with central crest decorated with brass studs.

These statues are the representation of a spirit whose primary function is to ward off negative forces and protect its owner.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Statue(s)
Indigenous object name
Feminine
Ethnic group/ culture
Mbala
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
copper nails, Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
16×4×4 cm
Weight
60 g
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