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Ancestor figure – Wood – Suku – Congo DRC


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Stylistic 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. Face is covered with white kaoliën (phembe). The figure contains clear traces of wear and tear. The feet are restored in the past and 1 leg of the figure on top of the head is damaged.

Object:  Ancestor figure
Ethnic group: Suku
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: 2nd half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 58x14x12 cm
Weight: 1400 gram
Condition: Fair