We present a rare Kuyu figure used in initiation ceremonies associated with the mystical secrets of the eastern snake clan. This eloquent female figure stands on snake heads and is dressed as a dancer with hands gesturing toward the shoulders. She is painted in a rich palette of vivid colors decorated with keloid scarification.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a European collection
Materials: Wood and pigment on a custom stand
Dimensions: 24 1/2in. high x 5 1/4 in. wide
Condition: Figure is in good condition with age crack at the proper left chest down to the base puppet heads.
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