Live Auction

March 2024: Day One

Thu, Mar 14, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 407

Democratic Republic of Congo, Kusu Peoples, Carved Wood Figure, H 13", W 4"

Estimate: $200 - $300

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Kneeling or half-figure with cowrie shell eyes. Hands are clasped at the figure's abdomen. Possibly a figure carved to become a power figure (nkisi). Provenance: Property from a Bloomfield Township, MI private collection.


Crack down the figure's neck, and on the right-hand side of the head. The left side of the figure's base is very deteriorated/missing. Not clear if it has been broken off, or if this is the nature of the wood used to carve the figure. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.
Property from a Bloomfield Township, MI private collection.