Rungu / Bemba ancestor statuette, DRC Stubby... - Lot 82 - Arthema Auction

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200 - 300 EUR
Rungu / Bemba ancestor statuette, DRC Stubby... - Lot 82 - Arthema Auction
Rungu / Bemba ancestor statuette, DRC Stubby morphology around a curved bust for this male figure whose face is free of scarified motifs. Glossy patina, long desiccation cracks 27 x 8 cm Tribe of the Tabwa group, the Rungu are settled in a region between the D.R.C. (Democratic Republic of Congo), Zambia and Tanzania. Under the influence of neighboring Lubas and Bemba, the Rungu produced prestigious objects for dignitaries, such as stools, combs, spoons and scepters, frequently decorated with figures of couples or twins evoking primordial ancestors. Their king, called mwéné tafuna , lives in Zambia. A women's association, Kamanya , has dolls like those of the Tabwas.
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