Lot: 314

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Figure d'ancêtre masculin

R. D. Congo, Luba / Hemba

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s / 70s) H: 57 cm 3000 EUR
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This sculpture shows the posture and physiognomy characteristic for ancestor figures of the Congo region.

Its simplified, rather coarse formal language, together with asymmetrical moments, creates a highly expressive overall effect.

Traces of a sticky black sacrificial patina at the head but also on the body indicate a rich use of the figure in the cult.