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Power Figure – Wood – Babembe / Bembe – DR Congo


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Powerful ancestor figure from the Babembe people of DR Congo. Good aged patina with beautifull scarifications pn the belly.
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.
Good condition with traces of wear and tear and a beautiful patina.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Including professional custom made stand.

Object Power Figure
Ethnic group: Bembe
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 21x8x8 cm
Weight: 250 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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