This seated Male Figure statue was hand-carved in the style of the Hemba peoples of DR Congo. The statue showcases a seated male figure with weapons in either hand. He is sitting not on a stool, but on a much smaller figure.
Culture and Traditions
Today, the eighty thousand Hemba are farmers and hunters in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where they live in large clans of families with a common ancestor. The cult of ancestors plays an important role in the Hemba's matriarchal society, and most art is produced for this cult.
Mr. Glenn D. Levy donated in the year 2003.
Date of Digitization
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Prairie View A&M University, "HEMBA Culture of Arts from the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Seated Male Figure)" (2022). African Sculptures and Masks. 71.