Yaka Statue on Base 18.25″ – DR Congo – African Tribal Art

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This statue was created in the style of the Yaka people of DRC. The statue showcases an interesting female figure, with her hands resting on her abdomen, attached to a custom base. It measures 18.25 inches tall and weighs 2 pounds. There is some damage to the nose, feet and cracks and scratches throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo




Wood and pigment

Approximate Age









2 lbs

Overall Condition

Scrapes, scuffs, cracking throughout – see photos

Tribe Information

About the Yaka People

“Today, the 300,000 Yaka people live along the Wamba River. They migrated from Angola during the 16th century and settled under the control of the Kongo kingdom. In the 18th century their lands were annexed by the Angola-based Lunda people, but by the 19th century the Yaka had regained their independence. Yaka society is tightly structured and headed by a chief of Lunda origin, the Kiamfu, who delegates responsibilities to ministers and lineage chiefs, Unkwagata. Young men are expected to pass through various initiation stages, including circumcision. The tribe lives principally from hunting, although subsidiary farming is undertaken by the women. Yaka artistic tradition is rich and various, but much of it has been informed by their neighbours - the Suku, the Kongo, the Holo and the Teke. Nevertheless, Yaka statues do have common characteristics- an upturned nose and applied pigments.

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


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