Ngbandi or Ngbaka
Figure

Africa | Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ngbandi or Ngbaka
Figure

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ubangi

Carved wood
Early 20th century
Height: 14 ½ in. (37 cm)

Ex collection Jo de Buck, Brussels

Ngbandi figure 37 cm / Galerie Flak Price on request
This figure is a classical example of ancient Ubangi art.
These statuettes were used for curing, protection and divination purposes.

This 37 cm high figure is particularly touching.
The face with stylized features and the geometric, almost cubistic construction convey an intense sense of power and poetry.
The deep, shiny patina attests to the ritual use and age of this figure.
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