|Ethnic group/ culture:||Ngata|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Except a few rare little figurines and some wooden knives, the NGATA statuary is related to complex funerary rituals depending on the age and the “occupation” of the deceased. The most famous sculptures are large and rare anthropomorphic wooden polychrome figurines, also called “coffins” of “reliquary guardians”.
The item presented here is of a small size (intended for children) with an expression which is both penetrating and motionless. Both the colors and the geometrical designs refer to the traditional symbolic of the numerous African communities.
Considered the age overall good condition with traces of wear and tear. Powerful face expression, nicely covered with several colors around the body. A small back part of the right foot is missing. Please have a good look on the added pictures.
Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium.
Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).