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Figure - Hemba People, D.R. Congo (#0298) - Sold

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Title: Figure

Material: Wood

People: Hemba

Country: D.R. Congo, Central Africa

Description: Many find that the serene closed eyelids reflect
an interior calm. The swelling belly and navel
are a sign of family and continuity, with the
hands embracing and protecting it. These figures
do not represent an individual, but reflect on
family and lineage. A figure can refer to a certain
generation or an entire genealogy. A Chief may
have three or four figures to represent his connection
to a great family.

Provenance: Ex Private Collection. Collected about 50 years
ago by a Belgian living in the D.R. Congo.

Dimensions: 10" height x 3" width x 3" depth

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