Yombe Figure
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Yombe Figure

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ITEM #:
5581
ETHNIC GROUP:
Yombe (Kongo)
REGION OF ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
MATERIAL:
Wood.
SIZE:
17,5" (44.5 cm) Tall
CONDITION:
Good.



PROVENANCE:
Private USA Estate Collection



CATALOGUE NOTE:
A unique rendition of a post-colonial male figure wearing a mitre cap, sitting cross-legged on a stool while pouring a drink out of a European-shaped bottle. This is figure is carved in the iconic Congo 'phemba' genre. 'Phembas' represent a maternity classic theme of Yombé art that usually depicts (with variations) a mother sitting cross-legged (most times with a suckling infant on her lap), with a realistic face, gaped mouth, the body covered with keloid scarifications. Excellent patina also characteristic of a 'Phemba'.