Head (1) - Wood - Hemba - Congo DRC

Description
Head (1) - Wood - Hemba - Congo DRC
Early 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Head of HEMBA ancestor statue

This superb head is what remains of an ancestor statue called MUHNA.
It is imbued with great dignity and inner serenity.
It is a work of the northern HEMBAs, as confirmed by two photos in the appendix (François Neyt, La statuaire Hemba, 1977, pp. 431 and 433).
The style is typified and easily identifiable by details of face and by originality of hairstyle.
Very beautiful idealized face, with subtle reliefs.
Natural patina of the wood.
Rare piece.


Provenance : Private Belgian collection


Certification on request


Shipping : Insured, tracked and traced
Pick up possible at our gallery in Brussels (Sablon)

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Head
Ethnic group/ culture
Hemba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
30×0×0 cm
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