Standing Ancestor Figure
20 1/2" high
Circa 19th Century
Lega, Democratic Republic of the Congo
A standing male figure carved of wood. The figure has a disproportionate head atop a short neck. The shoulders are rounded and the elongated arms flank an equally elongated torso; the hands rest at the waist. The composition stems from a circular base.
ancestor figure, Lega, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture