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Chokwe Standing Female Congo Angola African Art 35 Inch

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Title Chokwe Standing Female Congo Angola African Art 35 Inch
Type of Object Carving, Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Angola, Democractic Republic of Congo
People Chokwe
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 35 Inches
Width: 9.5 Inches
Depth: 8.5 Inches
11 inches diameter base
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 Worn patina, scuffs, scratches, cracks, old arrested bug damage.


Provenance: From the collection of Howard Gelb, St. Paul, MN collector of African Art, who was also a businessman, lawyer, and philanthreopist. Mr. Gelb died in 2015, at the age of 96.


Additional Information: 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.


Recommended Reading:


Jordan, M. ed., Chokwe, Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related peoples. 1998.