Circa 19th Century
Kuyu, Congo, Africa
A cult head carved of wood. The head has a tripartite coiffure, an oval mouth with exposed dentition and geometric & zig-zag carving to indicate scarification around the eyes. There is also scarification on the coiffure, cheeks and neck. A red pigment is applied throughout the piece.
cult head, Kuyu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture