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


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

Object:Ancestor figure
Ethnic group/ culture:Ngbaka
Region/ country:DR Congo
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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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.