Lot: 25998th Auction
D. R. Congo, Bwende
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Jean-Marc Desaive, Soumagne, Belgium||H: 6.8 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, white miniature glass beads,
For a stylistically very similar figure see AHDRC 0164801.
Stylistically the Bwende are situated between the Kongo and the Bembe and draw their sculpted ritual and functional objects from both of these groups.
Given the importance of the ancestor cult, most objects are linked with it and its elaborate funeral ceremonies.