Standing figure, Yaka, Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is a fine old, skillfully carved, standing Yaka altar figure. Rising from bent legs with raised arms, sturdy body with solid neck, crowned by an oval head with big bean-shaped eyes and typical coiffure.
Wood, dull middle brown patina, min. dam., cracks, insect caused damage, traces of abrasion, on wooden base.
Height without base: 24 cm - 9.4 inch.