|Ethnic group / culture:||Bembe|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
The function of Bembe art is said to be primarily concerned with contacting ancestors and seeking their assistance, which accords in general terms with other accounts testifying to use of figures to endow hunters and warriors with good fortune before combat or hunting expeditions.
Powerful ancestor figure from the Babembe people of DR Congo. Good condition with a great patina of age.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.