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Mbole Male Wooden Statue 30″ – DR Congo – African Art

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This statue was carved in the style of the Mbole people of DRC. The statue features a male figure in a slightly contorted position, a common theme in Mbole art. The figure measures 30 inches tall and weighs 5 pounds. There is some cracking and scuffing throughout and some minor chipping around the head area. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Mbole

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

30"

Width

6"

Depth

6"

Weight

5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and chipping.

Tribe Information

About the Mbole People

The Mbole are known principally for their figures which tend to be characterized by their geometric features, elongated emaciated bodies enlarged heads with heart-shaped faces, protruding mouths and crown-like coiffures. Yellow and white pigments are usually applied to the whole statue.

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