HEMBA STYLE FIGURE 5, DRC

Photographs © Tim Hamill

HEMBA
FIGURE 5
27 " high x 8" wide x 8" deep
$800

Despite its appearance and patina, this Hemba figure shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.

There is very visible wood loss from the base up one leg and on the torso, neck and head. The figure maintains a solid and stable form.

Usually representing spirits or ancestors , these figures, male or female, exhibit a timeless, serene quality important to the Hemba people.

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