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Bwende people, Bembe sub-group lower Congo river, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)
Figure of a male ancestor [Figure of a male ancestor] 19th century Place made: Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, wood, shell, (?kaolin), metal wire, metal upholstery nail carving
Dimensions: 24.7 h x 9.6 w x 7.9 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.223
Subject: African art
Provenance:
  • Gaston de Havenon, New York