Standing figure, Yaka, Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is a fine old, standing Yaka altar figure with a stylized body without arms, missing parts (both feet), crowned by an oval head with tribe-typical facial features.
Wood, middle brown patina, remains of white and red pigment, min. dam., cracks, traces of abrasion, on metal base.
Height without base: 19 cm - 7.5 inches.
Provenance: Peter Monteny, photographer, Delft, Netherlands.