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Kuba Sitting Male Figure Miniature Congo African Art

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Title Kuba Sitting Male Figure Miniature Congo African Art
Type of Object Carving, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Kuba
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 4.5
Width (in) 1.5
Depth (in) 1.5
Dimensions 6x3x3 inches on stand
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 Chip out of base.

Additional Information: A beautifully carved kuba figure from the Democratic Replublic of Congo.

For more information see Joseph, Cornet, Art Royal Kuba, 1982, Edizioni Sipiel: Milano; Mack's EMIL TORDAY AND THE ART OF THE CONGO 1900-1909.; Patricia Darish and David Binkley, " Headdresses and titleholding Among the Kuba", pp. 159-169 in CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTS (Arnoldi & Kreamer eds.). For a superb article on Kuba royal dress, with a number of examples, see Joseph Cornet's article in the CD ART AND LIFE IN AFRICA . (I have copies for sale.)