This Chokwe statue was carved in wood in a unique style, it originates from the Chokwe people an ethnic group found in Angola, southwestern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo and northwestern parts of Zambia. The Chokwe people influenced the art of many neighboring tribes, including the Lunda, Mbunda, Lovale, and Mbangani. They are very famous for their exceptional crafts work, particularly with baskets, pottery, mask carving, statues, stools and art objects produced to celebrate and validate the royal court. Such small statues were made to represent ancestors and remind the people about the ranks and powers of the ancestral spirits. This magnificent small Chokwe statue with an elaborate hair dress style on the head, incised scarification on the forehead, brown patina, good signs of age, usage, exposure, natural abrasions, and scuffs.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
|Dimensions||3 × 3 × 12.5 cm|