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Ancestor figure - Wood - Ngbaka - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Ancestor figure – Wood – Ngbaka – DR Congo

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Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Ancestor figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Ngbaka
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 30×11×8 cm
Weight: 500 g

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Description

Appealing wooden Ngbaka figure from DR Congo. The artistic style of their statues and masks, is recognizable through their elongated features, a line of vertical scarification on the forehead and a pointed chin.
Figures representing the Ngbirondo spirit are kept in special huts where libations are poured over them. They can also be placed at the entrance to a village for apotropaic reasons.

Good condition with traces of tribal use and a great dark oily aged patina.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

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