From the Congo in Africa this figure was typically used to combat witchcraft and sorcery . The figure is not antique [ 100 years old ] however it is probably mid 20th century. Some of the tribes have for many years produced this type of work in hopes to sell them to visitors. Quality such as this piece are very difficult to find and in the future surely will increase in value because the traditions they represent are not a part of current culture. When you consider and study this form of art it is amazing that it has been handed down from generation to generation with no written language or training for thousands of years. Many world famous artists have used African art for inspiration .We could write a book here [ I Do Not ]. This object and art form inspire research and study. From my personal collection. approx 13" Tall
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