African Art : Wood Sculpture

Male Figure holding a Goat head

This beautiful wooden sculpture is originally from Zaïre in Africa. A French Collector added it to his Private Collection that he put together between 1890 and 1960.
The sculpture is dated around 1930. It was was used to protect against evil. The male figure holds the head of a young goat. The horn of the goat was used to keep medicines.
The fine figure is of classic style and proportions, featuring a tall, upward-pointing coiffure.

The sculpture has a height of 22 cm and a diameter of 3,5 cm.