Even with its right arm missing, this figure's formal integrity and elegance remain intact. Over its left shoulder, the figure holds an antelope horn, usually a container for potent substances. The figure may have served to represent the tutelary spirit of an important Chokwe diviner.
Wooden standing female figure. It clasps a horn over its left shoulder and rests on its own circular base. The figure wears no clothing. Its elaborate coiffure consists of incised undulating forms topped by a flower-like decoration. There are metal rings on each ankle. Condition: erosion at back and underside of base. Lips show some losses. A toe on the left foot is void as is the left arm from the shoulder. Headdress worn at rear. Portion of flower-like decoration void. Insect erosion at back and underside of base. Lips show some losses.