Yombe (Kongo)REGION OF ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of CongoMATERIAL:
17,5" (44.5 cm) TallCONDITION:
Private USA Estate Collection
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'.