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Chokwe Standing Female Figure on Custom Base Congo or Angola

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Special Price $99.00 Regular Price $260.00
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Brand Unbranded
Type of Object Female Figure, Statue, Carving
Country of Origin Angola, Democractic Republic of Congo
People Chokwe
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 19
Width (in) 6
Depth (in) 6
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.
Damage/Repair Surface scratches, wear and dirt. Large crack on side.

This well carved female figure comes from the Chokwe. The Chokwe share stylistic elements with a number of distinct but related peoples in Angola and the Congo . The most prominent of these peoples are the Chokwe but also includes the Ovimbundu, Lunda, Lwena, Luvala, Minungu, Mbwela, Songo and Imbangala. This is an area that has shared stylistic elements and figural forms based upon common mythologies and ritual practices possibly showing influences of Tabwa or Luba sculptural styles. Figures such as this could be found among a number of these groups and at the same time she may indeed not come from this large constellation of differing peoples but from a neighboring group influenced by them.