Lot: 42887th 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||
plus 23 % 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.