Lot: 428

87th Tribal Art Auction

Female power half figure "kakudji"

D. R. Congo, Luba/Kusu

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Jean Zimmermann, New York, USA H: 8.1 inch 2000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, rich brown patina, flat headdress, widely projecting to the back, incised scarification marks on forehead and cheeks, slightly dam., missing part (at the backside of the base), small traces of insect caused damage, cracks, rep. (breakages at frontside of the base), pedestal. By enhancing the object with magical substances, the ritual specialist invites the spirit to inhabit the receptacle, which can then be used to assist with particular tasks.