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Beautiful Jonga Inspired Statue 21″ – DR Congo – African Art

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Not much is known about the Jonga people and less than 10 authentic figures are known to exist. This statue was inspired by the Jonga and was decorated with a beautiful beaded necklace. The statue measures 21 inches tall and weighs 8 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout but the piece is sturdy – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Jonga

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

21"

Width (Inches)

9”

Depth (Inches)

8"

Weight (Pounds)

8 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Jonga People

"The 15,000 Jonga people settled south of the Mbole (DRC) in a forest. They farm and hunt. There is little information about their artistic output. Jonga carvings were produced from a light wood and tend to be covered in red and black pigments and it is thought they represent ancestors and were employed during healing ceremonies."

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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