"Republic Of Congo, Bembe People, 1940s / 1950s, Female Carved Wood Statuette."Bembe people, Republic of Congo, 1940s / 1950s, superb female carved wooden statuette standing on a base holding an object in each hand. The face with expressive features is finely modeled. The eyes are set with white earthenware. The abdomen has ritual scarifications. This magico-religious statuette has an under-gluteal opening which was to accommodate the magic charge. This remarkable Bembe figure was collected in situ by a French engineer during the construction of the Congo Ocean railway line (CFCO). Bembe statuettes are among the most sought after by collectors. Condition of the item: Slits and slight normal wear. Height 16 cm without the modern base. Total height 17.2 cm. IMPORTANT: DELIVERY WITH INSURANCE ON THE CURRENTLY POSSIBLE VALUE BY CHRONOPOST. MAINTAINING SERVICES WITH POSSIBILITY OF DELAY. We take special care in our packaging by using optimum protection. The shipment is made with insurance included. Shipping rates: Metropolitan France: 30 euros, European Union countries and Switzerland: 45 euros, Eastern European and Maghreb countries: 95 euros, United States, Australia, Asia and the rest of the world: 145 euros. You can contact us on 0787869393 or 0953253741.