HEMBA STYLE FIGURE 14, DRC

Photographs © Tim Hamill

HEMBA
FIGURE 14
10.75" high x 3" wide x 3" deep
$125

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

There is a crack on the base and side of the head and a small hole in the lower back.

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

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