Teke Couple, Democratic Republic of the Congo
heights 14 1/2 and 15in (37 and 28cm)
each standing with bent knees supporting an ovoid torso with deeply hollowed stomach cavity, neck with enhanced Adam's apple, projecting demilune ears framing a face highlighted with incised scarification and with inset almond-shaped eyes above a broad nose and open mouth with protruding lips ending with a beard; fine varied dark brown patina remnants of white pigment on the faces.
Mort Lipkin, New York
Private Collection, New Jersey