DescriptionTABWA, Democratic Republic of the Congo
This is a standing female ancestor figure with hands gently resting on her abdomen, knees slightly bent standing on a circular base. Scarification runs from the bridge of the nose to the hairline. Scarification was an important reflection of Tabwa philosophy and cosmology. These figures would be kept in family shrines and cared for by family elders.
The Robert V. Berg Collection
Height: 14 ¼ inches
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