This figurine was made by the Hemba tribe, ca. mid 20th century. Beautiful ancestor figurine of a squatting man.
It has a nice dark patina.
The artistic style of the Hemba is much like that of the Luba. Many of the forms used are taken from the Luba. Art often stems from the elaboration of further simple utensils. Elaborate wooden sculptures, which often represent the ancestors, dominate.
This figurine was part of a private collection. When the fervent collector died, the entire collection was auctioned at a local auction in the Netherlands.
The photos are a part of the description.
Will be carefully packaged and shipped worldwide with Track & Trace.
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- Imaginea strămoșului, Omul ghemuit pe platoul din lemn
- Grup etnic/ cultură
- Region/ country
- mijlocul secolului al XX-lea
- Stare bună, uzate, cu câteva urme de uzură
- Sold with stand
- 33×12×10.5 cm
- 1.1 kg