Lot: 39387th Tribal Art Auction
Squatting figure "mwunzi"
D. R. Congo, Holo
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Paul Descamps, Antwerp, Belgium||H: 15.2 inch||
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, dark brown patina, remains of pigments, min. dam., missing parts (base), cracks, slight traces of abrasion. "Mvunzi" figures should protect humans against certain evil spirits. They usually belong to the main fortuneteller, who employs them in cases of sickness, for theft or for the hunt.