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Earthenware jars are closely associated with the daily lives of African people.


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 ...

Bura funerary urn
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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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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 ...

Suaga Mambila Funeral Jar
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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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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Yoruba Zoomorphic Offering Cup
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African art > African Jar > Yoruba Cup

Votive offering cups for the god of divination Orunmila usually contained kola nuts or other special presents. It comes in the form of a gallinace, a sacrificial victim of use for the gods, also symbolizing the occult universe, divination. The Yoruba also visualize the world in the form of a gourd whose upper, masculine part would form the sky, and the lower part, feminine, the earth. The matte polychromy that emphasizes its geometric patterns is divided between browns, burgundy and beige kaolin. 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 esusu. Offering cups, some of which were ...

Medical jar
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African art > African Jar > medical jar

French African art collection.
Mixed with Nalu and Landuman , Baga live along the coast of Guinea-Bissau in flooded swamp regions six months a year. They believe in a creative god called Nagu, Naku , which they do not represent, and which is accompanied by a male spirit whose name is Somtup , represented by a large cage covered with raffia whose top is a bird's head. Apart from the famous Nimba mask, they created a powerful mask, a hybrid of snake, gazelle, chameleon and crocodile, in order to communicate with the spirits of the forest, and which they wore obliquely on the head. A red, orange and yellow polychromy, contrasting with the dark patina, remains noticeable. Kaolin brush residue. Surface matte, dry and flaked. This piece comes from an African art collector who wishes to ...


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Gbékré sé Baule oracle box
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 ...


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Ganda Container
African art > African Jar > Ganda milk pot

Decorated with a frieze of parallel grooves and diamonds, this ancient container from East Africa was 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 of Rwanda and Burundi. Their cultures have similarities, as do their artistic production and their everyday objects.
Apart from the prestigious vases created by the potter in the service of the king, named kujona , The Ganda of Uganda also produce containers for everyday use, such as this object patinated by use and equipped with a woven lid. Desication crack.


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

Decorated with brass slats, this ancient container from East Africa was 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 of 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 elongated pot features polished and satin walls, and clearly visible abrasions and impacts of use. Medium brown glossy patina.


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Senoufo Calabash
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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Terracotta jar Niger
African art > African Jar > Jarre Niger

French tribal art collection.
Among the achievements of African terracotta art, a traditional women's activity in Africa, this ritual clay vase is one of several terracotta creations and statuettes collected in the inner niger Delta during its survey on traditional African pottery (P.143 to 151 de-u-0022nofollow" href-"https://www.amazon.fr/Africa-hands-world-Jacques-Anquetil/dp/2263036520" hands of the world" by J.Anquetil, ed. Solar ) by 'a href'U'0022https://www.lexpress.fr/information/au-fil-de-la-memoire-621601.html" Jacques Anquetil , african art collector, actor originally, then introduced to weaving at the Dogons, and author of several books. A container for water or ritual pottery used in traditional ceremonies, the balanced proportions of this sculpture reveal the ...


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Reliquary Fang Byéri
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Former Belgian private collection of African art Jan Putteneers.
Among the Fangs of Cameroon and those of Gabon, each family has a "Byeri", or reliquary box, in which the bones of the ancestors are preserved. These boxes were guarded by the oldest man in the village, the "esa". The reliquary boxes were topped with a statue or a head that acted as custodian of the "byi" boxes. These were kept in a dark corner of the box, and were intended to divert evil influences to someone else. They were also used during the initiation ceremonies of young people linked to the company "So". During the holidays, the statues were separated from their boxes and paraded.
This box is surmounted by a character similar to the keepers of reliquaries. With his legs bent, hands clasped, he rests on a ...


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Mangbetu ointment box
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Ex-Belgian African art collection.
Box for honey, remedies and sometimes personal effects such as ivory hairpins, this bark box, anthropomorphic, 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 were compressed from the cranial box by means of raffia bonds. Later, the young women \


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490.00

Ritual cup Yoruba
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Ex-collection of French-African art Predominant in Yoruba art, the rider's theme refers to the cavalry of the Oyo Empire (1680-1830) located between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, its primary function being to To exalt and celebrate the power of the king, the Oyo created two cults centered on the still active Egungun and Sango societies, which worship their gods through ceremonies using masks, statuettes, scepters and divination supports.

of its gods, or ory, the Yoruba religion relies on artistic sculptures, including prestigious objects, with coded messages (aroko) .The statues are supports of the spirits, facilitating the intercession with the supreme god Olodumare. Surrounded by his subjects, evocations of fecundity and ancestors, erected on a discoid base, the ...


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Reliquary anthropomorphe Urhobo
African art > African Jar > Reliquary anthropomorphe Urhobo

Ex-collection French African Art This reliquary box in the shape of a character represents Owedjebo, ancestor founder, accompanied by his wife and their child.

It is part of the tutelary statues of Eherhe clan Agbon. The statues are two-tone black / white to symbolize the power of the ancestral figure. On the head, the character as well as the small lateral figures wear a headdress in the shape of a hat, symbol of their high rank. There is a thick layer of kaolin on the body and face. The lines, and in particular the mouth, strongly contrast by the addition of dark pigment. A small front door opens onto a tooth-shaped cavity in which traces of relics can be seen.


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400.00

Funerary urn Bura Asinda
African art > African Jar > Funerary urn Bura Asinda

The work of the earth in African art.

This urn is in the form of a half sphere surmounted by a protuberance in the form of a head. This antique piece has obviously suffered the effects of time and has been restored. The Bura urns are most often in phallic form, symbol of life, eternity, transmission.


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590.00

Funerary urn Bura
African art > African Jar > Funerary urn Bura

The work of the earth in African art.

This spherical funeral urn surmounted by a head is atypical: the urns Bura is in fact most often in phallic form, symbol of life, eternity, transmission. The face overhangs the room has small eyes fixed towards the horizon as well as a nose and a mouth summary. The upper half of the urn is decorated with crenellated liner patterns. The Bura terracottas inherent in African art were discovered less than thirty years ago. Sold piece without TL test.


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490.00

Djenne Jar
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Ex private French collection of African art.

This is a jar of Djenne inspiration, this culture being extinct there are several centuries. It has an enlarged base that allows it to maintain its balance. The summit is pierced with a circular cavity. It is covered with a bright orange-red patina. Since the old Djenne sites are all in a flood zone, the inhabitants have always found pieces of terracotta that emerge when the water recedes. Objects from archaeological research or simply discovered by chance would come from a culture that developed from the eighth to the eighteenth century. The strong fragmentation of terracotta is still subject to debate. Indeed, the damage of time and burial certainly played a role but it would also seem that these pagan art objects were victims ...


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Djenne Jar
African art > African Jar > Djenne Jar

The old Djenne sites are all floodplains, the inhabitants have always found heads that outcrop when the water withdraws archaeological research or simply discovered fortuitously come from a culture that developed from the eighth to the eighteenth century.

The strong fragmentation of terracotta is still subject to debate. Indeed, the damage of time and burial certainly played a role but it would also seem that these pagan art objects were victims of systematic brutal destruction. It appears, however, that the Islamization of West Africa was very superficial and therefore could not prevent animist cults. The terracotta djennes are probably the most famous terracotta pieces of African art, so they still continue today to inspire artists.


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