230106 - ANTIQUE African Bakongo NTADI stone grave figurine – Certificate - Congo.


Antique Expressive African NTADI stone grave figurine – BAKONGO

Hand carved from a single piece of stone and collected in the end of the 19th century and with Certificate of Authenticity. and came in my private collection in 1996

Height are 11 cm.

Antique African stone BAKONGO grave statue.
This kind of images were often put on graves of important deceased to guard the Tomb! Sometimes were even images of buried Kings.
This image comes from the border of the Bakongo with the Kusu

Age: Difficult to estimate precisely, probably 19th century, but may be even older.