Mid 20th Century – Good condition
In many cultures throughout the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo the seats of leaders are important symbols of power and authority.
The main function of the stool was not to serve as a seat, but rather as a receptacle for the chief’s spirit.
The seat of this royal Hemba stool is supported by a standing female figure who balance it on their head and the tips of her elongated fingers. The body is detailed with elaborate scarification markings on the stomach and abdomen that enhanced ones body as signs of beauty and civilization.
Considered the age, overall condition good condition with a well stylized coiffure. Contains a visible crack in the wood on top of the stool. Has beautiful scarification’s all over the body.
Dimensions: Height 46 x Width 25 x Depth 22 cm
Weight: 3300 gram
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).