Lot: 337

97th Auction

Power figure

D. R. Congo, Ngombe / Ngbandi / Ngbaka

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
collected in the D. R. Congo, Mongala Province, Lisala in the 1960s H: 10.6 inch 1000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigment,
It is believed that Ngombe figures were used by the diviner "bendo" in connection with hunting or witchcraft.

Felix, Marc L., 100 Peoples of Zaire and their Sculpture, Brussels 1987, p. 126