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    Description

    Hemba (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Four-faced Power object
    Wood
    Height: 9 ½ inches Max. Diameter: 5 inches

    Peoples throughout large parts of what is now the central Congo area used a variety of sculptured objects as receptacles and dispensers of power. Forms with multiple heads normally indicated a sweeping scope, in this case four-directional. Additional power-effecting materials would have been placed in the head receptacle and were probably attached as well. Other than old vertical cracks and an old chip at the outer edge of the top opening, the condition is good.

    Provenance: A West Coast Collector
    Joe De Buck, Brussels



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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