HEMBA JANUS HEAD 1, Dem. Rep. Congo

Photographs © Tim Hamill

HEMBA, JANUS HEAD 1, 14", $400, SOLD, Dem. Rep. Congo

Usually representing spirits, ancestors or the primordial couple, these Janus-headed figures combine male (bearded) and female heads. Through a wide range of style, scale, belief and function the couples depicted share a timeless, serene equality necessary to the continuity of their societies.

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