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Ancestor Figure - Wood - Tabwa - Congo - Asian African Art
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Ancestor Figure – Wood – Tabwa – Congo


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Stylistic Tabwa figure from DR Congo. Tabwa ancestor figures were carved as prestige objects and their role was to assert the chief`s authority – a Hemba tradition. They measure between 20 and 70 cm in height and are carved in the shape of elongated figures and stand on a circular base, with slightly bent legs and have an elongated neck supporting a rounded head with linear scarification’s. Large figure total length: 51 cm. The figure can`t stand on it`s own.

Object: Ancestor Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Tabwa
Region/ country: Congo
Material: Wood
Period: 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 51×12×10 cm
Weight: 1000 g


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