Chokwe Male Power Altar Piece, Angola


Male power figure characterized by large size, refined finish, and detailed rendering of anatomy. The Chokwe are well known for art objects that celebrate the royal court and for charms and statues found in family shrines.

This carving is considered an altar piece for a family shrine where offerings could be given to influence its spirit. It has a wonderful smoothness and patina that only time can bring. It stands 15.5 inches tall and has a diameter of 5 inches.

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