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Power Figure – Wood – Babembe / Bembe – DR Congo


Object Power Figure
Ethnic group: Bembe
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 39x9x9 cm
Weight: 800 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 14.19 Category: Tags: , ,

Sylistic Bembe figure of DR Congo. 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 aged patina with beautifull scarifications all over the body. Clear traces of wear and tear. The left side of the figure contains a crack in the wood and on the back there is a small wooden hole.