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Ancestor figure, origin: Eastern Bembe / Basikasingo, D.R. Congo

Lot reference 21001465
Ancestor figure, origin:  Eastern Bembe / Basikasingo, D.R. Congo

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Current bid $159
Next minimum bid $171
Location: Germany
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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Period of acquisition: pre-1945

Ancestor figure

Provenance: Eastern Bembe / Basikasingo, D.R. Congo

Period of acquisition: c. 1930
Dimensions:
Height: 42 cm
Weight: 1207 g

Materials: wood, patina

A typical, male ancestor figure of the Eastern Bembe who live in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo. This figure probably comes from a clan of the Basikasingo, a related sub-tribe of the Eastern Bembe who have a very similar style. This sculpture, out of wood, displays all the features of the unusual Eastern Bembé/Basikasingo style: a proportionately large head with a long, drawn, triangular face with large eyes, long nose and a small mouth that sticks out. Framed by a spikey beard. Also very typical are the shoulders pulled far forward, the curved back, and the short bent legs. Due to the great age of the figure, there are various small cracks and minor damage.

Provenance: from a private collection in Germany

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