Janus Figure - Wood - Suku - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Janus Figure – Wood – Suku – DR Congo


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Janus Figure
Ethnic group/ culture:Suku
Region/ country:DR Congo
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:63×18×19 cm
Weight:4100 g

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Powerful wooden janus figure from the Suku people of DR Congo. The statue has 2 ancestor figures carved in the wood.
Dark brown patina, rising from slightly bent legs, dressed with an apron. Good condition with a great patina of tribal use. Contains traces of libations, decorated with cauri shells and buttons.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.