Ancestor figure, Hemba, D. R. Congo

This is a fine standing male ancestor figure with short legs rising from a round base, supporting an elongated body with free worked, angled arms, with the hands resting aside a prominent navel, square shoulders and a massive neck supporting the round head with a narrow face, tribe-typical facial features and cavity in the head.

Wood, middle brown patina, blackened base, little insect caused damage, age cracks, traces of marker (on backside of the head and neck), traces of abrasion.

Height: 30 cm - 11.8 inch.