HEMBA COUPLES / JANUS HEADED OBJECTS

  

 HEMBA
Couple 9
13" high
$1000

 HEMBA
Janus Post 1
32" high
$2000

These Hemba Janus headed objects have been vetted as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.

Despite their appearance and patina, the Janus headed objects below show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

 

HEMBA
Janus Head 2
14.5" high
$350

 HEMBA
Janus Head 4
10.5" high
$350

 

 HEMBA
Janus Head 5
7" high
$300


 HEMBA
Janus Head 6
12" high
$500
 

 HEMBA
Janus Head 7
10" high
$150
 

  HEMBA
Janus Head 10
6.5" high
$250

Photographs © Tim Hamill

HEMBA, JANUS HEADED OBJECTS, DRC

Usually representing spirits, ancestors or the primordial couple, these Janus-headed objects combine male (bearded) and female heads. Through a wide range of style, scale, belief and function the couples depicted share a timeless, serene equality necessary to the continuity of their societies.

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