Lot: 40786th Tribal Art Auction
Power half figure "musinju"
D. R. Congo, Kasongo
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|German Private Collection, collected in situ (1983-1985)||H: 15.2 inch||
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, brown patina, grass fibre loincloth, bearded face, opening in the head filled with magical substances, closed by fabric fixed by nails, drilled ear holes, slightly dam., cracks, traces of insect caused damage, abrasion of paint, base; such half figures "munsinju" were owned by the "mugangas", the witch docotors; they were either displayed on iron spikes or kept in special baskets.