STATUETTE janus Culture Suku, Democratic Republic of Congo First half of the 20th century

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    STATUETTE janus
    Culture Suku, Democratic Republic of Congo
    First half of the 20th century
    Wood and pigments
    Height: 44; Wt: 13; Thickness: 11 cm
    (old slot)

    Two leaning figures are carved in the wood so as to constitute a single Janiform figure. It has two pairs of legs, its four upper limbs are arranged in the same way: the hands joined below the chest. A single neck rises to give rise to two faces with half-closed eyes and thin, slightly upturned noses. They differentiate into a variation of streaks on the cuff. The first has them obliquely, drawn around a median line, for the second, they are part of the extension of the forehead. This difference extends to their sexual attributes which identify a man and a woman.

    Bibliography: This statuette is reproduced in the book Hendrik Elias’Legacy Archives, by Jo De Buck, page 39. A copy will be given to the purchaser.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref: Z3S7D578D0

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