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Hemba Figure, D.R. Congo (#0298)

Price: $2,500.00





Height: 10"
Width: 3"
Depth: 3"

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.

#0298

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