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

 240,00

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

Object: Power Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Babembe / Bembe
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 61×15×14 cm
Weight: 3000 g

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Description

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. Great realistic figure with good patina of age. The left foot of the figure is restored in the past.

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

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).

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