African Tribal Art - Female Figure, Tabwa People, D.R. Congo/Zambia

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Female figure
Tabwa people, D.R. Congo and Zambia
Wood, glass beads
12 inches (30.5 cm) high, 5 inches (12.7 cm) wide, as based
Early 20th century
Ex Noble Endicott, Riverdale, NY

Standing with hands on hips, arms akimbo, this female figure wears a modesty apron and a yellow bead necklace. The shoulders are incised with zig-zag scarification front and back. Rich patina.


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