A Kongo kneeling figure
Lot 721
A Kongo kneeling figure
Sold for US$ 14,400 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Kongo kneeling figure
Lot Details
Property of various owners
A Kongo kneeling figure
Democratic Republic of Congo, the black stained cylindrical coif above a face with carved and stained brows, almond eyes, pupils and lips, the whitened teeth and red gums, the head set on a strong angled neck and rounded shoulders, nubbin breasts, the arms held in a posture with upturned palms, cylindrical torso with carved navel and loincloth, legs bent under, resting on a plinth base.
height 40in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby’s, Important Tribal Art, New York, May 18, 1992, lot 184.
    Lt. General Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers (Sotheby Parke-Bernet, African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, New York, April 11, 1975, lot 197)
    W. Webster, 1896 (cat. No.10, fig. 70)
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