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Ancestor figure - METOKO - D.R. Congo - Asian African Art
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Ancestor figure – METOKO – D.R. Congo


Mid 20 century – reasonable condition

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The 15,000 Metoko people live surrounded on three sides by the Lengola. They are also regulated by the Bukota society and are divided into six clans. Living in deep forests, hunting is their main source of food. The figures produced by Metoko are large, have either very angular or abstract features, and are often covered with painted or incised dots. They are used at the beginning of the circumcision ceremonies.

Authentic large wooden Metoko figure with clear traces of use and age. The offers and painted dots are clearly visible over the whole body of the figure. At some parts the offers getting loose from the body. Nicely decorated with cauri shells. Considering the age, overall a reasonable condition

Dimensions: High 75 x Wide 33 x Depth 13 cm
Weight: 3600 gram

Additional Information
Weight3600 g
Dimensions75 × 33 × 13 cm