Hemba Male Ancestor Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
height 21in (53.3cm)
of large proportions, shortened bent legs supporting the elongated torso with his hands resting on the profound abdomen, squared shoulders and large cylindrical neck supporting an elongated head with almond eyes, diminutive smile, bearded chin and characteristic cross band at the back of the coiffure; fine varied dark brown patina with encrustations.
Private Collection, Belgium
Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels