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Suku Female Figure Congo African Art 35 Inch

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Title Suku Female Figure Congo African Art 35 Inch
Type of Object Helmet Mask
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Suku
Materials Wood, pigment, paint, raffia fiber
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Dimensions Height: 31 Inches
Width: 5 Inches
On base; 35 inches H x 7 x 7 inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Cracks, minor chips.

Additional Information:  A distinctive figure from the Democratic Republic of Congo, that has features that closely resemble carvings from the Suku, Yaka, and Teke.

Recommended Reading:

For more information and fine examples, see Kerchache, et al, "Art of Africa".