230103 - ANTIQUE African NTADI stone grave figurine – BAKONGO - Congo.
Antique Expressive African NTADI stone grave figurine – BAKONGO
Hand carved from a single piece of stone and collected in 1934 and came in my private collection in 1996
Height are 16 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.