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Ancestor figure – Wood – Hemba / Kusu – DR Congo


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Impressive male ancestor figure of the KUSU tribe from D.R. Congo.
Kusu figures have the same kind of appearance as their Luba and Hemba counterparts. Typically with Kusu, however, the beard and conical top is meant to hold a magical charge to give the figure its power. The serene expression of the face and fine beard are characteristic of Kusu sculpture of standing male ancestors.

The stylish figure has a clear powerful appearance. Nice old aged patina
Contains clear traces of wear and tear, in fair condition. The figure can`t stand on it`s own.

Provenance: Justin Barthels (1934-2021), gallery owner Maastricht (NL).

Object: Ancestor Figure
Ethnic group: Hemba / Kusu
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 32x10x7 cm
Weight: 350 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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