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.
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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