TABWA MPUNDU DOLL FIGURES, DRC

Despite their appearance, the Tabwa doll figures below show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

 

TABWA
Doll 2
11.5" high
$200

 

 TABWA
Doll 3
12" high
$200

 

TABWA
Doll 4
9.5" high
$300 

 

TABWA
Doll 5
7.25" high
$200 

 

TABWA
Doll 6
6.5" high
$300 

 

TABWA
Doll 7
13.5" high
$200 

The Tabwa doll figure below (SOLD) has been vetted as being authentic with signs of age and tribal use.

 

TABWA
Doll 1
9" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TABWA, MPUNDU DOLL FIGURES

Small figures in the form of cylindrical body with round head show details and scarification markings characteristic of classic Tabwa sculpture. Dolls like these are found all over the Tabwa region and among their neighbors such as the Nyamwezi and Zoromo.

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