210542 - LARGE Old Tribal used African Bakongo protection statue - Congo.
Expressive african statue from the Bakongo, Congo, with brass decorations.
Height are 60 cm, COLLECTED FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY.
The Kongo may number about three million people.Present in three countries – the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and the Congo Republic – the Kongo occupy the region at the mouth of the Congo River. Numerous subgroups go to form the vast Kongo cultural complex, among which are the Vili, the Woyo and the Yombe. These tribes produce a diversity of artistic styles, with Kongo art being one of the best known.