Beautiful pair of figures from the Ubangi region BANDA or ZANDE
According to their former owner, a private collector, these statuettes are Zande But according to the literature, they could just as well be BANDA, in the style of the Mobaye region (see Grootaers p69, 176, 192, 200)
TYPE OF OBJECT: Statue, figure
ETHNICAL GROUP: Banda or Zande Azande
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire). MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: About 14 1/4 & 16 1/4 inches high ( 36 & 41.5cm)