Lot: 110

87th Tribal Art Auction

Small power half-figure "kakudji"

D. R. Congo, Luba/Kasongo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Günther Filla, Bochum, Germany H: 4.2 inch 450 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, light and dark brown patina, remains of kaolin, fine carved facial features with skin scarifications, hole in the parting, abrasion of paint, base. These small magical figures could be mounted on spikes or inserted in calabashs or baskets.