Lot 259: A Hemba or Kusu Male power figure

A Hemba or Kusu Male power figure, Hemba or Kusu; D.R. Congo

The figure carved in Hemba style but with some Kusu influence, depicting a standing male figure with broad shoulders and powerful body, the head hollowed for insertion of empowering materials, the body with fine black oily patina. A fine example. H. 9 1/2"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by Rev. Lawson Mooney; Director of Catholic Aid Agencies, Congo, C. 1950's - 1960's.
Ex. Adelman collection, DC
Ex. Gelbard collection, NY

Price Realized: $300

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