Chokwe Style Statue Statue 25.5″ – DRC – African Art

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This statue was carved in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC. The statue depicts a male figure with a staff in both hands. He measures 25.5 inches tall and weighs 13 pounds. There is some cracking and imperfections throughout the piece along with a previous repair to the back of the coiffure – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

25.5"

Width

9”

Depth

8.5"

Weight

13 lbs

Overall Condition

Repair to back of coiffure and some cracking and wear and tear.

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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