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Power figure - Wood - Babembe/Bembe - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Power figure – Wood – Babembe/Bembe – DR Congo


Object:Power Figure
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
Dimensions:42x10x10 cm
Weight:1000 g

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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.