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Figure d'ancêtre masculin

R. D. Congo, Luba / Hemba

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s / 70s) H: 57 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

This sculpture shows the posture and physiognomy characteristic for ancestor figures of the Congo region.

Its simplified, rather coarse formal language, together with asymmetrical moments, creates a highly expressive overall effect.

Traces of a sticky black sacrificial patina at the head but also on the body indicate a rich use of the figure in the cult.