|Ethnic group/ culture:||Tabwa|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
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. Heavy peace: 4800 gram. Overall good condition with traces of trbial use. A part of the right arm seemed to be restored.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.