Hemba Singiti Ancestor Figure
Democratic Republic of Congo
17.5″ (44.5 cm) Tall.
Private Estate Collection – California, USA.
Explore the essence of Hemba tradition with the Hemba Singiti Ancestor Figure – an authentic, rare treasure that encapsulates the spiritual connection and artistic finesse of African heritage. This hand-carved wooden figure is a testament to the reverence and mystique of the Hemba tribe’s ancient rites, serving as a tangible and commanding link to ancestors’ heroic legacies. With its intricate detail – from the raised eyebrows and beaded beard representing wisdom, to the precise coiffure signifying spiritual gathering places – every curve and motif invokes the lineage’s strength and continuation.
Crafted with precision and cultural significance, this piece hails from a private collection, its legacy predating the 1970s. Though marked by the subtle patina of time, the Hemba Singiti Figure stands tall with its timeless depiction, infusing your space with intelligence, energy, and fertility – all themes deeply resonant within Hemba ancestral iconography. Display this figure in your home or gallery, and you are not merely adding a work of art, but a living bridge to the past, one that speaks volumes about ritual, tradition, and the resilience of the human spirit.