MC1481 Beautiful ancestor figure Singiti Hemba beautiful ancestor figure

MC1481 Beautiful ancestor figure Singiti Hemba beautiful ancestor figure

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CONGO DRC

Beautiful ancestor statue" Singiti "
HEMBA

Superb patina!

The effigies of Hemba ancestors (Singiti) are famous. They represent deceased chiefs venerated by the tribe, they help their successors to legitimize their political power. They give off an impression of majesty and great serenity.

The Hemba people live in eastern Congo DRC, between the Lualaba River (Congo River) to the west and Lake Tanganyka to the east
Their territory revolves around the Luika River which delimits the Hemba of the north and those of the south. They are therefore present in the south of the province of Maniema as well as in the north of the province of Tanganyka (formerly the northern part of the Province of Katanga)
They are geographically and culturally close to the Luba

Features: 

TYPE OF OBJECT: Statue.
ETHNIC GROUP: Hemba, Bahemba.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo DRC
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: 46cm
50 cm with its base
CONDITION: Fair - Poor
(See photos)

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Bibliography / Bibliography:

- The great Hemba statuary of Zaire, François Neyt, Louvain-la-neuve, Higher Institute of Archeology and Art History, 1977
- HEMBA,
Luigi Spina and Constantin Petridis, Editions 5 Continents, 2017
- Luba Hemba Werke Unbekannter Meister, Frankfurt am Main, Museum für Völkerkunde, 1983
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CONGO DRC

Beautiful Ancestor Figure (Singiti)

Superb patina!

Hemba ancestors figures are famous. They represent the deceased leaders and, venerated by the entire tribe, they help their successors to legitimize their political power. They give off an impression of majesty and great serenity.

The Hemba live in eastern Congo DRC, between the Lualaba river (Congo river), to the west, and Lake Tanganyka, to the east
Their territory is articulated around the Luika river which delimits the Hemba of the north and those of the south. They are therefore present in the south of the province of Maniema as well as in the north of the province of Tanganyka.(formerly the northern part of Katanga Province)
They are geographically and culturally close to the Luba

Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Statue, figure.
ETHNIC GROUP: Hemba, Bahemba.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.DRC
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: About 18 inches high (46 cm)
19 3/4" with its base (50 cm)
CONDITION: Medium - Bad
Please have a look on pictures