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This is a very fine old wood sculpture of the Hero Chief, or primary ancestor Chibinda Ilunga of the Chokwe peoples. A highly stylized example with excellent openwork design and signs of age and handling. The sculpture has some loose beadwork around its neck and a somewhat eroded base. The figure measures 21 x 8.5 inches. provenance: The Jean Pierre Hallet Collection, Noted explorer and creator of the Pygmy fund, The Dr Brian Healy Estate, NY.

Condition

Fair, weathered, fragile state. Would benefit from a professional mounting.

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A Rare Old Chokwe Chibinda Ilunga Ancestor, Ex Hallet

Estimate $500 - $800Oct 19
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BRIGANTINE, NJ, USA
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