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Ancestor statue - Wood - Yaka - Congo DRC - Asian African Art
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Ancestor statue – Wood – Yaka – Congo DRC


Object:Ancestor Statue
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
Dimensions:73×13×13 cm
Weight:1900 g

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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.