Ancestor Memorial Figure - Hemba People, D.R. Congo. - SOLD
Ancestor Memorial Figure - Hemba People, D.R. Congo. - SOLD
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Ancestor Memorial Figure - Hemba People, D.R. Congo. - SOLD

Usually representing spirits or ancestors , these figures exhibit a serene quality important to the Hemba people.
This figure has a hole/opening pierced on top of the head so that magical materials could be poured into the funnel-like top of the head.
The Hemba ancestral figures are called "Singiti".The serene closed eyelids reflect an interior calm. The swelling belly and navel are a sign of family and continuity, with the hands embracing & protecting it. These figures do not represent an individual, but reflect on family & lineage.

Height: 12 1/2" x 4" Width and Depth.

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