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Resting on two feet, this figure is the representation of a clan ancestor. The very sculptural figure whose body is composed by a succession of inwards and backwards curves. The heart- shaped face is inscribed in a round face delimited by thinely carved engravings. In 100 Peoples of Zaire, Marc L. Felix mentioned a ritual practice to some Mbole figures giving this dark smoky patina. Remains of an old collection inscription in white ink on the foot.

Resting on two feet, this figure is the representation of a clan ancestor. The very sculptural figure whose body is composed by a succession of inwards and backwards curves. The heart- shaped face is inscribed in a round face delimited by thinely carved engravings. In 100 Peoples of Zaire, Marc L. Felix mentioned a ritual practice to some Mbole figures giving this dark smoky patina. Remains of an old collection inscription in white ink on the foot.

"Ofika" Figure, Mbole Mbole peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo, 19th century  Wood, pigments Height : 43 cm

"Ofika" Figure, Mbole Mbole peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo, 19th century Wood, pigments Height : 43 cm

Ethnic group: Yela, Mbole Country of origin : D.R. Congo Material : Wood, pigment Approximate age : Early 20th Century Dimensions: 14in x 8.5in (35.5 cm x 22 cm)

Ethnic group: Yela, Mbole Country of origin : D.R. Congo Material : Wood, pigment Approximate age : Early 20th Century Dimensions: 14in x 8.5in (35.5 cm x 22 cm)

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