Lot: 37384th Tribal Art Auction
Standing female figure
D. R. Congo, Basikasingo
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|H: 13.4 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, reddish brown patina, block-like lower part of the body, legs without shape, just marked by a gap-like recess and indicated toes, slightly dam., cracks (belly, back of the head), minor missing parts through insect caused damage, metal plate; figures of the Basikasingo often represent individual ancestors, called "bashumbu". They were kept in special shrines under the authority and guardianship of a dominant lineage elder.