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Dogon Cup bronze
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African art > African Jar > Bronze Dogon

The emblematic cups of Dogon African art
On this figurative cup for ceremonial use, a female figure is enthroned, kneeling. The cup is supported by horses and human figures with raised arms. The Nommo, a mythical ancestor to whom the figurative motifs also refer, is a water god who taught weaving to humans (M. Buratti). Golden brown patina.
The Dogon are a people renowned for their cosmogony, their esotericism, their myths and legends. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living southwest of the Niger loop in the Mopti region of Mali (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina (northwest of Ouahigouya). The villages are often perched on top of scree slopes on the hillsides, with unique architecture. The Dogon blacksmiths, forming ...


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Senoufo Calabash
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African art > African Jar > Senoufo Calabash

Object of daily use collected in Mali by Jacques Anquetil, president of the French Crafts, during his study related to the chapter "calabashes and their uses" (page 114 to 125) for his book "Africa, the hands of the world" "to Solar Editions. This spherical vegetable container has a lid that fits into the body of the case. The different elements composing this African object are sewn with the help of a wire of steel, a cord woven in vegetal fibers constitutes it the transport belt. Destined for the storage of medicinal herbs, seeds, honey or milk. Glossy greased surface. The Senoufo, the name attributed to them by the French settlers, are mostly made up of farmers who have dispersed between Mali, Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso. Elders' councils, headed by an elected chief, administer ...


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Coupe Agere Ifa Yoruba
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African art > African Rider > Yoruba Cup

In the Yoruba pantheon, Orunmila is the deity of the which is consulted in case of problems through the divination ifà via the soothsayer babalawo (iyanifà for a woman). Intended to stand on the altar of the god, this sculpture consists of a cup that contained the sacred palm nuts and a rider figure. The character would embody Esu or Elegba , divine messenger who unites orisa to men. Cracks on the pot.
Centrée on the veneration of her gods, or orisà, the religion yoruba relies on artistic sculptures with coded messages ( aroko). They are designed by sculptors at the request of followers, soothsayers and their clients. These spirits are supposed to intercede with the supreme god Olodumare. The kingdoms of Oyo and Ijebu were born following the disappearance of the civilization Ifé ...


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Large anthropomorphic pot Chokwe
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African art > African Jar > Can Tschokwe

This anthropomorphic container depicts the leader, mythical hero Chibinda Ilunga, wearing a winged headdress of a certain size, chipangula or cipenya mutwe . These hairstyles consisted of various materials, specifically a wicker frame covered with fabric, brass, leather, pearls. The chief had taught his people the art of hunting. The chiefs had a major function in the rites of propitiation intended for the hunting and fertility of women, the objects being decorated with this figure therefore presumably having a protective function. The bust forms a deep container with a circular lid that shows the head of the figure. Greyish brown patina, desication cracks and abrasions.
Paisiblely settled in eastern Angola until the 16th century, the Chokwé were then subjected to the Lunda empire ...

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Bura funerary urn
African art > African Jar > Bura funerary urn

Remarkable, African Bura art includes three types of archaeological sites in the Niger Valley: sites with necropolises where coffin jars, funerary urns, etc ... Sites with ritual vocations where ceremonies were happening and the religious rites. The habitation sites where we find the usual objects. Herisse in his height of vertical lines composed of small circular reliefs, this conical receptacle was placed in the tomb of the deceased among personal effects like his weapons and clothing that he might need in the afterlife, among his bones and teeth. The piece has the same patterns placed horizontally around the perimeter of its lower base.


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Mangbetu terracotta vase
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African art > African Terracotta > Jarre Mangbetu

A globular body surmounted by a female head styled according to the barrels of the ethnic group affirms the elegance of mangbetu pottery, symbol of fertility. The motifs engraved on the surface echo the traditional scarifications. The work of ceramics, in West and Central Africa, is carried out by women, wives of blacksmiths in the majority of cases. The Mangbetu women, who also produced basketry, excelled in this art.
In the forest in northeastern Zaire, the Mangbetu kingdom has expressed itself through architectural works that impressed European visitors in the 19th century. Their furniture, weapons, adornments and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The Mangbetu story was based on the refinement of his court but also on cannibalistic customs. King Mangbetu Munza ...


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Double jarre Mangbetu
African art > African Jar > Vases Mangbetu

Named 'generous' in African art, these pottery are intended to collect palm wine. These jars with globular bodies, equipped with handles, have cephalomorphic gullies arranged face to face. The faces are marked by subtle differences suggesting a couple. Oiled patina, black and smooth, abrasions.
asebli in the forest in northeastern Zaire, the Mangbetu kingdom has expressed itself through architectural works that impressed European visitors in the 19th century. Their furniture, weapons, adornments and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The Mangbetu story was based on the refinement of his court but also on cannibalistic customs. King Mangbetu Munza was so dubbed The cannibal king. The body lines on the characters, like those of the face, include the traditional ...


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Mangbetu ointment box
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African art > African Jar > Mangbetu Box

Ex-collection Belgian African art.
Boîte for honey, remedies and sometimes personal effects such as ivory hairpins, this anthropomorphic bark box once again illustrates the skill of African art sculptors among the Mangbetu. Made of bark, the box has clear residues on the internal walls. The object is equipped with a conveyor belt. The hairstyle of the statue is characteristic of that of the Mangbetu women: from an early age, the children suffered a compression of the cranial box by means of raffia ties. Later, the young women were knitting their hair on wicker strands and applied a headband to the forehead to extract the hair and produce this particular headdress that accentuates the lengthening of the head. The ancient names beli these figures of ancestors stored out of sight and ...


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Kongo Yombe Cup with Pfemba pattern
African art > African Jar > Kongo Cup

Ex-collection Belgian African art.
This ritual container forms a prestigious object reserved for dignitaries. It is supported by a pfemba maternity figure, and its lid adorned with a male statuette, sculpted in round-bump. The cariatid, a figure of woman seated in a suit, named phemba or pfemba, symbol of the mythical ancestor, is probably associated with fertility cults. The child on his lap would embody the matrilineal transmission of power. The mouth reveals traditionally lined teeth, while the gaze emphasizes the ancestor's ability to discern occult things. Diamond scarifications cover the back of the character. These gashes, made with needles, knives and razors, were then coated with charcoal or ash to accelerate healing and form salient patterns. Golden light brown satin ...

Tobacco Pot  Chokwe
African art > African Jar > Pot Tschokwe

Inspired by Portuguese Baroque, this chokwe tobacco pot offers a baluster foot made up of layered elements. It is crafted from checkered alveoli lined with volutes. These regal sculptures travelled with the court and were sometimes offered to other chefs. Tobacco use was indeed widespread among the Chokwe, and smoke was an integral part of offerings to the spirits ajimu. Use patina, cracks and abrasions of pigments.

Paisiblely settled in eastern Angola until the 16th century, the Chokwé were then subjected to the Lunda empire from which they inherited a new hierarchical system and the sanctity of power. Nevertheless, the Chokwé never fully embraced these new social and political contributions. Three centuries later, they eventually seized the capital of the Lunda, weakened by ...


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Dogon pharmacopoeia box
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African art > African Jar > Dogon Box

With three-foot moving shutters, this small-sized piece of furniture was probably designed to preserve active medicinal preparations prepared on the advice of elders who had been introduced to tree science or . jiridon. The walls are carved with figures of animals and mythical ancestors Nommos, geniuses associated with the creation of the world and guarantors of health and fertility, and a motif reminiscent of the mask kanaga . These are supposed to activate the healing power of the active ingredients. Light brown patina.
The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, their esotericism, their myths and legends. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living southwest of the Niger Loop in mali's Mopti region (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of ...


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Dogon pharmacopoeia box
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African art > African Jar > Dogon Box

This African art object, a box with two moving shutters, set on three feet, was probably designed to preserve active medicinal preparations prepared according to the advice of elders who had been introduced to the science of trees or . jiridon. The walls are carved with breast motifs symbolizing human fertility and fertility. These are supposed to activate the healing power of the active ingredients. At the top is a stylized bird figure. The flanks, on the other hand, bear in bas-relief figures of nommos, the primordial ancestors. Brown patina.
The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, their esotericism, their myths and legends. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living southwest of the Niger Loop in mali's Mopti region (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near ...


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Suaga Mambila Funeral Jar
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African art > African Jar > Jarre Mambila

Equipped with an anthropo-zoomorphic spout, the spherical container is studded with peg patterns, which echo those of the hairstyle of the male figure forming the collar. The patina is divided between yellow ochre and red ochre in a lower proportion. A second circular orifice appears on the back under the back of the creature whose head is in the image of the mask suaga representing an animal difficult to identify, although the dog has a role in the holiday rituals suaga .
Despite their small number, the thirty thousand Mambila (or Mambilla, Mambere, Nor, Torbi, Lagubi, Tagbo, Tongbo, Bang, Ble, Juli, Bea) (U.S. men" , in fulani), located in northwestern Cameroon, on both sides of the border of Cameroon and Nigeria, have created a large number of masks and statues easily ...


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Dogon pharmacopoeia box
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African art > Usual african items > Dogon Box

This African art object, a box with two moving shutters, set on three feet, was probably designed to preserve active medicinal preparations prepared according to the advice of elders who had been introduced to the science of trees or . jiridon. The walls are carved with figures of mythical ancestors Nammos , geniuses associated with the creation of the world and guarantors of health and fertility. These are supposed to activate the healing power of the active ingredients. Brown patina.
The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, their esotericism, their myths and legends. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living southwest of the Niger Loop in mali's Mopti region (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina (northwest of ...


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Gbékré sé Baule oracle box
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African art > African Jar > Baoulé box

Aimed at a practice still in use today in the Baoulé region of the south-west, the sculpture consists of a mediating tutelary figure, visibly in meditation, depicted in a sitting position against a circular receptacle. A vegetable fiber cord, forming a transport handle, encloses the lid. The object is engraved with parallel lines and checkerboards, the receptacle has in its lower part a circular frieze open. Heads representing mouse heads appear on the walls. A mouse, considered a messenger of the earth's deities, lived in the lower compartment of the object (mouse now absent...) and the successive arrangement of the elements it moved was read as an answer to the question posed to the soothsayer. The metal plate, under the box, was fitted and punctured so that the mice were in contact ...

Jarre Mangbetu terracotta
African art > African Terracotta > Mangbetu Pottery

This ceramic vase, whose conical neck is carefully highlighted by successive ribs, and whose regular globular body is adorned with a decorative frieze, affirms the elegance of mangbetu productions. The work of ceramics, in West and Central Africa, is carried out by women, wives of blacksmiths in the majority of cases. The Mangbetu women, who also produced basketry, excelled in this art. Black patina speckled with abraded light areas.
In the forest in northeastern Zaire, the Mangbetu kingdom has expressed itself through architectural works that impressed European visitors in the 19th century. Their furniture, weapons, adornments and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The Mangbetu story was based on the refinement of his court but also on cannibalistic customs. King ...


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Large Luba lid container
African art > African Jar > Pot Luba

The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neck-bearings and stools made up of a cariatidic figure. They also carved containers of different kinds. The chef's ritual objects, charms and other fetishes, were stored in this type of large cephalomorphic container with a lid. Fully hollowed out, this sculpture consists of a spherical volume depicting a head whose headdress forms the neck. A rope holds the lid on the side handles. Medium brown patina very slightly abraded. Height on a base: 54 cm.

The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is the Katanga, specifically the region of the Lubu River, hence the name (Baluba, which means the Lubas). They were born from a secession of the Songhoy ethnic group, under the leadership of ...


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Kuduo Akan ceremonial pot from Ghana
African art > African Jar > Can Kuduo

The Ashanti, Asante , mastered the art of lost wax cast iron, copper metal being sacred and considered inferior to gold, in order to produce ritual and prestige objects, such as the Kuduo brass which were intended, in addition to the storage of gold powder, for domestic and royal cults. Sacrifices and offerings were sometimes attributed to them. The stage on the lid of this kuduo evokes life at the court, musicians surround the king sheltered under the royal parasol kyiné, the latter being associated with the protective tree gyedua . The chief was accompanied by this umbrella in all his travels. The decorative motifs around the perimeter, however, are derived from Islamic traditions. Golden patina with grey-green inlays.

Ashanti are one of Ghana's ethnic groups (formerly Côte ...

Jarre Ritual Figurative Mangbetu
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African art > African Jar > Jarre Mangbetu

Named 'generous' in African art, these ritual pottery are intended to collect palm wine. The foot consisting of three amphoras with similar heads support the main container depicting a fourth, larger subject. The decorative motifs refer to the traditional scaritications and tattoos of the ethnic group. Restoration on the cove.
asebli in the forest in northeastern Zaire, the Mangbetu kingdom has expressed itself through architectural works that impressed European visitors in the 19th century. Their furniture, weapons, adornments and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The Mangbetu story was based on the refinement of his court but also on cannibalistic customs. King Mangbetu Munza was so dubbed The cannibal king. The body lines on the characters, like those of the ...

Olumèye Yoruba Cutting Carrier
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African art > African Statues > Statue Yoruba

Cutting carriers in nigeria's traditional African art.
The priestess wearing a high crest, the cheeks marked with scarifications in three vertical claws "kpélé", is on her knees, her body leaning forward, her breasts stretched over a cup whose lid is adorned with a bird symbolizing the occult universe, divination. The Yoruba visualize the world in the form of a gourd whose upper, masculine part would form the sky, and the lower part, feminine, the earth.
Patine honey , indigo.br-Inlays The Yoruba society is very organized and has several associations whose roles vary. While men's society egbe reinforces social norms, the aro unites farmers. The gelede has more esoteric and religious aims. The notables come together in a society called usu . Offering cups, some of which were ...

Tutsi Rwanda milk pot
African art > African Jar > Pot Tutsi

The usual East African container, elongated in shape, thin walls and without a lid, designed by a nomadic people. The latter was particularly decimated by the Islamic slave trade and by recurrent infighting. Population groups called "Bantous interlacustres", located between Lake Victoria and the Limpopo River, include the Ganda, Nyoro, Nkole, Soga, Toro, Hima, and the Tutsi Rwanda and Burundi. Their cultures have similarities, as do their artistic production and their everyday objects. The Tutsi raise cattle. They also excel in the art of weaving and basket making. This utilitarian object has polished walls and a surface with usage impacts. Decorative restorations using shards of incised metal.
Medium brown satin patina.


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