Hemba Janus Figure, Democratic Republic of Congo
Height 12in (30.5cm)
kabeja, the standing form of square section incorporating a shared torso, neck and head, the faces, arms, legs and sexual attributes being individuated and facing in opposite directions, the top of the head terminating in a short conical finial, the heart-shaped faces projecting forward, arms bent at the elbow with hands resting on either side of the protruding abdomen; smooth, dark-brown patina.
Marc Felix, Brussels,
Jack and Constance Wallinga, Minneapolis
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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