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A Kwilu-Kwango power figure; Mbala or related peoples, D.R. Congo.
Estimate: $1,000.00 - $1,500.00
A Kwilu-Kwango power figure; Mbala or related peoples, D.R. Congo. The enigmatic figure with raised central ridged coif, and elaborate scarification; a small finely carved power vessel still attached to the side by a string. Rare and well used.
Provenance: L. Mooney, Director Catholic Aid Agencies Zaire c.1950-1960's; Ken Adelman, former director USAID Zaire, c.1975 and former assistant US Ambassdor to the UN; David Gelbard, NY. W. 7", H. 18 3/4"