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$ 5,785

Holo People, DRC, Female Holo statue 'Mvunzi' with traces of Polychrome .

Origin Congo-Kinshasa
Period 1920-1949
Materials wood, handcrafted
W. 3.54 in; H. 15.75 in; D. 2.76 in;
W. 9 cm; H. 40 cm; D. 7 cm;
Condition Good.
Description The cult statue Mvunzi, represents an Ancestor carved with slightly bent legs and her hands joining on the abdomen. The crested hairdo, proportioned body, scarified face with coffee-bean eyes, bent legs, and blue polychrome characterizes their Holo’s Art Style. The Holo are a small Matriarchal Tribe living in the Kwango Area on the DRC-Angola border (population of +/- 6000 in DRC). The holo sculpture is significantly varied due to the influences of their culturally dominant neighbours: Suku, Yaka, Lunda, Tshokwe and others. Bibliography: ’ L'art holo du Haut-Kwango =​ Die Kunst der Holo aus dem Gebiet des oberlaufes des Kwango =​ Holo art from the area along the upper course of the Kwango’, Francois Neyt., München, 1982. Provenance: ex collection Jos Humblet, Belgium Dated to the first half of the 20th-century Dimensions approx. 40x9x7 cm Tribal Art / African Art.
Styles / Movements Traditional, Tribal
Dealer Reference Number 429
Incollect Reference Number 491663
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