African Symbolic portrait

Painting – Artist Xea B. – Ambete


The Ambete / Mbete, claiming a Kota origin live in the Republic of Congo near the northern frontier of Gabon and also in northern Gabon.
This painting is inspired by a well known typical reliquary figure of the Ambete.

Ambete, African Symbolic portrait, Framed Painting, oil, Xea B., African Homage

 « Ambete » African Symbolic Portrait © Xea B.


African Symbolic portrait


Painting Ambete in The Great series

African Symbolic Portraits


“Ambete” African Symbolic Portrait
Original painting, signed Xea B. 2013/ 2014, with certificate.
Signed on the back.

Material: Oil on linen canvas.
Chassis 41 x 27 cm / 16.1 x 10.6 inches.


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