Very important old Hemba statue from my collection

Hemba Statue from DR Congo


21.5″ x 6″ x 6″ & 9lbs


*ex Swiss Collection bought a couple years ago by Michel Koenig, Brussels

*Undersigned Francois Neyt certifies the authenticity of this ancestor Hemba Sculpture at the beginning of the 20th century, done in Brussels on 01/24/2013

*Published: African Tribal Art Book


*Christies London July 3, 1980 Lot 434

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I know my collection doesn’t appeal to everyone. But here is another that I dig.

Yaka Ndeemba Mask from DR Congo

17″ x 7″ x 9″ & 0.5lb

Provenance:ex Richard Reitzes, New York

In Yaka culture, masks are worn for multiple occasions. When Yaka boys are ready for initiation they are taken to bush camps and are put through multiple rituals to prepare for manhood. Yaka masks are also worn during public festivals. The ndeemba style mask are worn by newly circumcised young men during their dances and marks their return to village life.