Figure - Wood - Singiti - Hemba - Congo DRC

Description
Figure - Wood - Singiti - Hemba - Congo DRC
Early 20th century - Good

Niembo Hemba ancestor figure, Singiti
South East Congo

Hauteur: 63 cm. (24,8 in.) . 67cm on the custom made wood stand

Provenance
Private German collection.

This figure is early XXth century seen the wood oxidation and style. Part of one arm missing, and some abrasion otherwise good condition and fine carving and encrusted patina.

Those figures are kept in the man's houses and funerary places. In 1977, François Neyt published a book on those important figures.

Lot details
Object
Figure
Indigenous object name
Singiti
Ethnic group/ culture
Hemba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
63×15×14 cm
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