Standing figure, Yanzi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is a nice old small female Yanzi altar figure with strong legs, supporting a cylindrical trunk with narrow shoulders and thin arms, carved close to the body, a massive neck supporting an oval head and tribe-tyical headgear.
Wood, dull, partly encrusted shiny brown patina, min. dam., cracks, insect caused damage, traces of abrasion.
Height: 15 cm - 5.9 inch.
Provenance: Peter Monteny, photographer, Delft, Netherlands.