Double MAMBILA Couple figure - Democratic Republic Congo

Double MAMBILA Couple figure - Democratic Republic Congo

Regular price €200.00 Sale

Second half of the 20th century. Nice condition for its age and use.


Mambila art centers upon an association called suaga. It is primarily concerned with justice and supernatural cleansing within the community. The Mambila produced a considerable number of figures that are characterized by a heart-shaped face; pigments are often applied later. Mambila figures embody ancestors who, according to their beliefs, are responsible for the clan's wealth. The figures appear with bent legs and typical enlarged head outlined in wooden pegs.

  • Big long old crack at one side who is not disturbing
  • Height 40 cm. width 13 cm. depth 17 cm. 
  • Wood and pigments. 
  • Delivered with a black painted Oak wooden stand
  • .Source www.zyama.com