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Power Figure – Wood – Babembe / Bembe – DR Congo


Object Power Figure
Ethnic group: Bembe
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 53x16x13 cm
Weight: 2800 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 22.11 Category: Tags: , ,

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.