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

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.
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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