Standing figure, Yaka, Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is a fine old, skillfully carved, standing Yaka altar figure. Rising from bent legs with the arms carved close to the body, sturdy body with solid neck, crowned by an oval head with big bean-shaped eyes and typical coiffure.
Wood, dull, partly shiny brown patina, remains of white pigments, min. dam., insect caused damage, traces of abrasion, on wooden base.
Height without base: 24,5 cm - 9.6 inch.