Object type statuette Materials wood Legend This sculpted group is attributed to Sikito, an Ovimbundu artist. He seems to have mainly worked for the soma or chief. This sculpture may be associated with the regal possessions of tribal leaders. Place of collecting Angola > Benguela Culture Ovimbundu
According to the notes of Robert Verly, this item is an "ociteka (statuette) of a hunter”. The small tuft made of antelope hair which decorates the cranium is reminiscent of the headdresses worn by professional hunters.
Object type statuette Materials wood Legend This maternal depiction whose function is unknown, has great artistic sensitivity and is possibly associated with fertility iconography. Place of collecting Angola > Benguela Culture Ovimbundu