Lot 177: Two Yaka Mbwoolo figures

People: Yaka
DR Congo
H: 14" and 14 1/2"
Each figure slender with undulating volumes, the first with a stylized face and elongated body with red pigments, the second with a half figure growing from the top of the lower figure around a swollen belly and post-like base. Used in healing. Each on a custom base. - Authenticated by Dr. Arthur P. Bourgeois

Collected in Congo prior to 1970 by Lawson Mooney, former Director of Catholic Aid Agencies; Dr. Kenneth Adelman, former US Deputy Ambassador to the UN, and one time member of USAID, Zaire, c. 1975; A NY Private collection.


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