The Yaka are found in southwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and number about 300,000.
Yaka statues do have an upturned nose as a common characteristic.
Prestige objects such as adzes, were carved specifically for the chiefs and were kept by them.
Used to be carried over the shoulder, when visiting lineage members.
Height: 14" Depth: 13 1/2".
On custom metal 11 1/2" x 3" base.