Stone Tumba Figure from the Bambona. D.R.C.

Stone Tumba Figure from the Bambona. D.R.C.

Regular price €250.00 Sale

Second half of the 20th Century. - good condition for its age and use; very nice patina.

Carved stone figures were created to memorialize deceased rulers of the Bambona, one of a number of peoples who together constitute the Kongo culture. According to Kongo belief, graves are zones of contact between the living and the dead, and personal items belonging to the deceased were arrayed on the gravesite in complex compositions that evoked their memory and facilitated communication with them.