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Zaire Jointed Female Figure

10.00 LBS
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Older carving measuring approx. 24 inches tall
This unusual old wood carved figure is from Zaire (now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo), and I am not sure of the tribal affiliation. It is approximately 24 inches tall, and maximum width about 5 inches across the shoulder. It is carved from a single piece of wood, except for the attached articulated arms. Details of the carving can be seen in the pictures below. The arms are attached with a natural plant fiber cord running through the figure. The attached "clothing" around the hips is also twisted cloth fiber.

I would guess this carving dates from 1950-1970, but one can never be sure about the ages of African carvings. It has a very nice used patina. There are the normal signs of usage, with light rubbing and some soil in the grooves. I have done nothing to clean or polish this carving, since I realize collectors often want objects in "as found" condition. It is fairly primitively carved, but bears a very nice ambiance. See the photos below for more details.

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