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45. HEMBA ancestor figure - D.R. Congo

HEMBA ancestor figure - D.R. Congo

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$ 1,405 Bidder 3910
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$ 1,236 Bidder 2510
09-11-2014 00:09:15
$ 1,124 Bidder 3910
08-11-2014 19:00:38
$ 899 Bidder 3910
08-11-2014 18:58:54
$ 674 Bidder 2510
07-11-2014 14:54:03
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Early 20th century - Good condition

This is a beautiful genuine and delicate statue of a Hemba Ancestor.
Provenance: Inherited from a Scheutist father.
The little hole on top was to hold an offering to the statue honouring the ancestor.
The Hemba people live in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are farmers and hunters. They live in vast plains surrounded by mountains. Only since the mid-1970s, François Neyt identified the Hemba statuary as a different style than that of the Luba.
The 'cruciform coiffure' identified by Olbrechts is found among both the Hemba and the Luba Katanga."
In the seventeenth century, Hemba societies were developing east of the Luba.

Hemba ancestor figures are regarded as one of the finest expressions of African art. Because of their idealized realism and well balanced proportions.
Age: early XXth century.
NIEMBO STYLE
Size: 54 cm

Can be viewed or picked up, if desired, at David Norden's African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
Sold with a written description of the tribe and with the private opinion of David Norden.

Free delivery. Sent by insured and registered mail with Track & Trace. May also be picked up at David Norden's in Antwerp, by arrangement only.

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Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 67
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    Vendeur de haut niveau, service parfait

    PRIMDAN April 8, 2017

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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

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    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

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