Lot: 242

Female ancestor figure "singiti", late 19th century

D. R. Congo, Tumbwe, Tanganyika Lake and Province

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
collected in Kenia, 1900-1910
British Family Collection
Gisela Rauch (died 1992), Bad Kissingen, Germany
H: 19.7 inch 5000 EUR / 12000 EUR

wood, rep. (left foot) Rare figure of the Tumbwe (compare AHDRC 0149736 and 0029738). The figure shows stylistic appeals to the works of the "Warua" master or his workshop (see AHDRC 0029661). The cascading hairstyle is a reminiscence of the Luba Shankadi.