Lot 178: Two Yaka Mbwoolo figures

People: Yaka
DR Congo
H: ( 1/8" and 11 1/4"
The first a squat figure with well patinated face with swollen eyes and a mass of empowering materials attached to the body including fiber and a large shell. The second a cubistic figure carved with one leg, probably indicating an illness of the leg or knee. Remains of reddish pigment to each. each on custom bases. - 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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