This figure represents the hero Chibinda Ilunga, royal ancestor of the Chokwe people. By association, Chibinda Ilunga became a culture hero and model for Chokwe chiefs as well. The figure of Chibinda Ilunga came to represent the archetypal chief who maintains the well-being of his people, and he also served as a role model for men in Chokwe society. This figure wears elaborate headgear with rolled side elements as a sign of his royal rank.
Good condition with a wonderful patina of age.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
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- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 41×13×12 cm
- 950 g