This sculpture originates from the Bembe people, a tribe from the northwest forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Bembe carved numerous kinds of wooden figures that represent various spirits.
These figures idealized images of ancestors and were often used by medicine men for exorcisms and healing illnesses. This sculpture has a brown patina with clear visible signs of old age.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
|Dimensions||8.5 × 8.5 × 19 cm|