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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 aged patina with scarifications on the body.

Object: Ancestor Figure
Ethnic group: Hemba / Kusu
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 55x14x11 cm
Weight: 1900 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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