Two statues/candles, BACONGO tribe, Congo, approx. 1950
A beautiful example of the mixture of tribal art and influences of Christian missionaries. Ancestor statues, craftily sculpted, but then shapes as... candles. Dazzling, deep patina. Light traces of use and aging are visible, see photos.
Height: 15,3 cm
Cumulative weight: 434 grams
Date: approx. 1950
Provenance: legacy of Flemish ex-colonials