This is a fine wood sculpture made by a skilled Dinka craftsman. The Dinka tribe are based in South Sudan in the Bahr el ghazel region, they are mainly a pastoralist community. The Dinka were not famous for making such sculptures. This sculpture was of personal importance to its owner. It is carved in hardwood, has a beautiful brown patina and shows visible traces of usage and old age. We are yet to ascertain the use of this sculpture.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
|6 × 7 × 23 cm