Tabwa Figural Staff Head, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lot 6082
Tabwa Figural Staff Head, Democratic Republic of the Congo
US$ 10,000 - 12,000
£6,400 - 7,700

Lot Details
Tabwa Figural Staff Head, Democratic Republic of the Congo
height 22in (56cm)
the shortened cylindrical staff flaring on top to support the standing female figure with diminutive legs and elongated torso with voluptuous breasts, projecting naval and accentuated with raised diamond and chevron tattoos, the gently sloping shoulders leading to looped arms with hands resting on the shoulders, the cylindrical neck supporting an ovoid head surmounted by a large, trapezoidal plane heightened by incised geometric designs on both sides, wearing a circular cap on the back with an incised "sun ray" design behind the demilune ears which frame the heart-shaped face with large almond-shaped eyes, slightly flaring nose and open mouth; fine varied reddish brown patina and drilled underneath with an inset metal rod for presentation.

Provenance:
Dr. Werner Muensterberger

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