thrones (1) - Wood - Caryatides - Hemba - Congo DRC

Description
thrones (1) - Wood - Caryatides - Hemba - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Good

Ex. private collection - Menen - Belgium,
1st half 20th century,
Size: 40x30x30 cm,
Weight: 4.4 kg

Very nice hardwood Caryatides seat (throne) from the Hemba ethnic group in Democratic Republic of Congo
To render justice or direct palaver, the chiefs of clans frequently sit on seats with caryatids that are often female. It is a very particular style of art from the Congo Basin

Objects of prestige, these thrones representing strength and power were mainly used for ceremonies.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
thrones
Indigenous object name
Caryatides
Ethnic group/ culture
Hemba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×30×30 cm
Weight
4.4 kg
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