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METOKO FIGURE

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METOKO FIGURE

Size 79 cm
Material Wood
Origin D.R. Congo

Rare Metoko figure

In his book 100 peoples of Zaire and their sculpture, Marc Leo Felix has described this very type of figure holding their chin. They had a funerary function and were placed on tombs (p.110). Just like the Mbole, with whom they also share their language, the Metoko's style is characterized by a pronounced tendency towards abstraction, which is frequently found in the Lomami area.