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African tribal art, Congo, ancestor statue - Wood - Singiti - Hemba - Lualaba river, Kongolo, Northern Katanga, DRC

Lot reference 32324069
African tribal art, Congo, ancestor statue - Wood - Singiti - Hemba - Lualaba river, Kongolo, Northern Katanga, DRC

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Location: Belgium
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2nd half 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Object: African tribal art, Congo, ancestor statue
Indigenous object name: Singiti
Ethnic group/ culture: Hemba
Region/ country: Lualaba river, Kongolo, Northern Katanga, DRC
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 224×71×67 mm
Weight: 296 g

Authentic ancestor statue, named "Singiti", made in the village Mukoko by one of the famous woodcarvers of the Hemba people. Such ancestor figures, representing deceased local chiefs, were placed in a saparate small hut close to the family huts and they were supposed to protect their progeny and to provide wise advice in the context of rituals.
Part of a private family collection (3 generations) of African artefacts gathered during more than 60 years. Bought in Bukavu, 1988, through a middleman living in Kabambare.

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Catawiki member since July 11, 2019, received 3 reviews in total (3 in last 12 months)

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    art57 December 6, 2019

  • As described, good packaging and fast shipping. Many thanks!

    jmob November 28, 2019

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    Helaas gebroken aangekomen!
    Jammer,maar ik zal hem laten restaureren.
    Ik denk dat er houtworm in zit
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    user-76c06b9 November 21, 2019

    Response by seller
    Dat is zeer jammer, Kees. Ik had hem nochtans zorgvuldig en met veel beschermend karton verpakt, niet? Ik heb nooit enig gaatje of enig houtwormpoeder opgemerkt. Het zou me ook sterk verwonderen dat er houtworm enkel binnenin zou zitten in een stuk dat minstens een vijftigtal jaar oud is, maar ik kon dit uiteraard niet zien aan de buitenkant. Als ik kan bijdragen tot de restauratiekost, laat me dan gerust de som weten en dan stort ik jou die terug op jouw rekening. Sorry.

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