|Ethnic group / culture:||Yaka|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Yaka artistic tradition is rich and various, but much of it has been informed by their neighbours, the Suku, Kongo and Teke. Neverthless, Yaka statues do have common characteristics – an upturned nose and applied pigments.
Yaka statues are multi-functional and sometimes have contradictory roles, for example, they were used to heaal and to cause illness.
Overall good condition with nice aged patina. Contains a clear crack in the wood on the backside.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.