Brilliant Chokwe Tshibinda Ilunga Statue 40″ – DRC – African Art*

$475.00

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This statue was created in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC/Angola. The statue represents Tshibinda Ilunga, their Luba ancestor. The piece is decorated with leather, metal and animal horn. It measures 40 inches tall and weighs 55 pounds. There is cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

Wood, pigment, fabric, sheet metal, metal tacks, leather and animal horn

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

40"

Width

15"

Depth

15.5"

Weight

55lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Chokwe People

The Chokwe, with an estimated population of 1.3 million people, inhabit areas in Angola, DRC and Zambia. They are known by many names throughout the world, upwards of 30 different variations, all deriving from the name in which they call themselves, Kocokwe. Chokwe government is headed by a king called Mwana Ngana, with male and female societies regulating all aspects of life.

Read more about the Chokwe here.

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