Mbala figure - SOLD AT AUCTION

Rare African statue of the Mbala ethnic group depicting a drummer. The character wedged the instrument between his legs in order to play it. Finely chiseled face and cap. Very dark and smooth patina, probably after numerous applications of palm oil. One observes in Mbala art a stylistic influence of southern Congo, explained by the geographical origin of Angola of this ethnic group.

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00927

Data sheet

Size
48 x 12 cm
Ethnic group
Mbala
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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