Lot: 40479th Tribal Art Auction
Half figure "kabeja"
D. R. Congo, Hemba
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|H: 11.2 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
light brown wood, matt patina, remains of pigments, superstructure for insertion of magical substances, min. dam., fine cracks, small missing parts, base; magical materials included items thought to have rare and enhancing life powers, such as pulverized fragments of human bone, or the hair of twins. By supplying the object in this way, the ritual specialist invites the spirit to inhabit the receptacle, which can then be used to assist with particular tasks.