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Bakongo Seated Figure Miniature Congo African Art

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Product #: 117914
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Title Bakongo Seated Figure Miniature Congo African Art
Type of Object Carving, Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Democractic Republic of Congo, Angola
People Bakongo (Kongo)
Materials wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 9.5 Inches
Width: 3.25 Inches
Depth: 3.25 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 shallow cracks, stained and dirty surface

Additional Information: A carved figure with a square charge in his belly.  He sits legs folded, with a cup in one hand and a staff(?) in the other.  The white eyes, domed cap, and facial expression tell us that it is carved in the Bakongo tradition.  

Reccomended reading: J. Cornet;  Art of Africa, Treasures from the Congo.  1971

E. M. Maurer and Niangi, B.:  Spirits Embodied: Art of the Congo. 1999.

CT 9/17