Lot 208

A HEMBA KABEJA JANIFORM MALE AND FEMALE FIGURE, DRC Of unusual small scale form, the two figures stand with their shoulders adjoined but with a hollow space between the backs and legs, the figures wear a tall conical headdress with incised linear decoration, on metal base, 23.5cm high, Provenance: Property from the collection of Major Ian Kelsey. Kelsey retired from the army in 1898 to become an explorer, collecting in African tribal art between 1898 and 1920; thence by descent; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. To be sold without reserve.

Estimate: £300-£500