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 on the chest contains traces of erosian. The figure is mounted on a wooden base.
Provenance: Justin Barthels (1934-2021), gallery owner Maastricht. Ex owner of a Salampasu mask DR Congo Estimated 60.000 – 90.000 USD by Sotheby`s. Source: (https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/africanoceanic-n08858/lot.189.html)
|Estimated period:||Mid 20th century|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
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