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Ancestor figure – Wood – Suku – Congo DRC


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Authentic ancestor figure from the Suku tribe of DR Congo. The majority of Suku figures were associated with Mbwoolo shrines. TSuku figures are multi-functional and sometimes have contradictory roles, for example, they were used to heal and to cause illness. Fair condition with a powerfull appearance, the wood contains traces of erosian. The figure is mounted on a wooden base.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer, former gallery owner from Ulm (Germany).

Object:  Ancestor figure
Ethnic group: Suku
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 46x10x9 cm
Weight: 1000 gram
Condition: Fair


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