Statuetta/e - Legno, Osso - Power figure - Bembe - Repubblica Democratica del Congo

Descrizione
Statuetta/e - Legno, Osso - Power figure - Bembe - Repubblica Democratica del Congo
metà del XX secolo

This item is from a private collection.

Available for auction there is a male power figure, from the Bembe people of Congo DRC.

The function of Bembe art is said to be primarily concerned with contacting ancestors and seeking their assistance, which relates in general terms with other accounts testifying to use of figures to endow hunters and warriors with good fortune before combat or hunting expeditions.

Bone segments in the eye orbits. It seems that the Bembe depicted ancestors in this way to show them respect by much oiling and handling their idealized representations so as to make sure that their spirits would support the living.

Literature Raoul Lehuard, Art Bakongo, Vol. II, Surcelles ,1989, p. 333, for a much similar figure, but with other attributes.


This item will be carefully packed with track and trace.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Statuetta/e
Nome dell’articolo autoctono
Power figure
Etnia/cultura
Bembe
Regione / Paese
Repubblica Democratica del Congo
Materiale
Legno, Osso
Periodo
metà del XX secolo
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
35×10×9 cm
Non sei ancora registrato?
Creando il tuo account Catawiki gratuito, potrai fare offerte scegliendo tra i nostri 50.000 oggetti speciali all'asta ogni settimana.
o Accedi