Unknown African artist

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Unknown African artist
Lot #33

Wooden carving - double face, Congo  circa 1960

Wooden carving with brass & copper, plus raffia, by Bakota master carver. The double face indicates driving away evil spirits and inviting in good spirits. Traditionally, every family had a special place where this kind of carving would be stored. Only the head of the family could touch these objects.
20" x 5"