In many cultures throughout the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo the seats of leaders are important symbols of power and authority.
The main function of the stool was not to serve as a seat, but rather as a receptacle for the chief's spirit.
The seat of this royal Hembe stool is supported by a kneeling female figure who balance it on their head and the tips of her elongated fingers. The figure has a beautiful coiffure.
Fair condition with visible signs of wear. 2 right hand finger tops are restored. 2 left hand finger tops are missing.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
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- metà del XX secolo
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- 42×23×22 cm
- 3100 g