Lot 260: A fine Hemba female figure

A fine Hemba female figure, Hemba; D.R. Congo

The figure with fine old encrusted patina, the face with high forehead and classically carved facial features, the coif in three lobes down the back, as is often seen on Luba/Hemba female imagery, the figure with hands to breasts, protruding abdomen with scarification, short legs on eroded integral base. H. 15 1/2"

Property of a New York estate

Alfred Schienberg, 1971, The Gallery of African Art. NY


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