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Nkanu Figure

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Nkanu Figure

Extremely Rare Nkanu Figure – drummer
Lower Zaire region / Bandundu, Zaire

P R O V E N A N C E: Jean Delmas, Aix en Provence, South France

Nkanu Figure – drummer, extremely rare with distinctly oval head, the upper face is enclose within a large ovoid relief line, and the encircled features are distinctly rounded. The Nkanu figures were influenced by the Yaka, but they achieved a distinctive style through the use of applied polychrome pigments.

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