Bena Lulua, Congo 19th century
previous collection: Josef Herman, London
This standing figure was used as a mortar. It shows signs of wear due
to regular use. A small, yet powerful object, this mortar projects strength
which can be observed in the distinct lines of its delineated spine and
attributed to its forceful stance and commanding expression.
On the right side there is a very old break where the right arm is missing.
It stands 7 inches tall.