Ubangi figure

Africa | Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ubangi figure

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ngbaka or neighboring cultures
Ubangi area, Northwestern Congo

Early 20th century
Carved wood, beads and metal
Height: 32 cm – 12 ½ in.

Provenance
Ex collection David Henrion, Brussels
Ex collection Didier Claes, Brussels
Ex collection Richard Carchon, Paris
Ex private collection, California

Publications
“Claes. Premium Art from Black Africa/Art premier d’Afrique Noire”, Didier Claes, Bruxelles, 2005
“Ubangi. Art and Cultures from the African Heartland”, Grootaers, Bruxelles, Fonds Mercator, 2007, 121, #3.13
“African Impressions. Tribal Art and Currents of Life/Empreintes d’Afrique. L’art tribal au fil des fleuves”, B. Von Lintig & H. Dubois, 5 Continents, 2011, 82-83, #31

Exhibition:
“Ubangi. Art and Cultures from the African Heartland”, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, The Netherlands, 13 oct. 2007 – 31 mars 2008

Ngbaka Ubangi figure 32 cm / Galerie Flak Price: on request
This remarkable ritual figure is characteristic of the aesthetics of classical Ubangi statuary. The stylized facial features, marked by angular planes, along with the dynamic posture of the figure, are noteworthy
This figure conveys an intense sense of power and poetry.
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