Standing figure, Luba, Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is a fine old miniature power half figure with the arms carved close to the body, bulging belly button, stylized forms and facial features, and a flattened cascade-like coiffure.
Wood, dark, partly encrusted brown patina, min. dam., traces of abrasion, on metal base.
Height without base: 10 cm - 3.9 inches.
Provenance: Peter Monteny, photographer, Delft, Netherlands.