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Tshibinda Figure – Wood – Chokwe – Congo


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Impressive wooden Chibinda figure from the Manfred Schäfer collection. Large and heavy piece: 92 cm and a total weight of 12 kg!

This figure represents the hero Chibinda Ilunga, royal ancestor of the Chokwe people. By association, Chibinda Ilunga became a culture hero and model for Chokwe chiefs as well. The figure of Chibinda Ilunga came to represent the archetypal chief who maintains the well-being of his people, and he also served as a role model for men in Chokwe society. This figure wears elaborate headgear with rolled side elements as a sign of his royal rank.
Good condition with a wonderful aged patina. Contains traces of wear and tear and tribal restaurations on top of the head.

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

Object Tshibinda Figure
Ethnic group: Chokwe
Country: Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 92x30x25 cm
Weight: 12 kg
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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