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Kongo Box (N° 27376) Deposit sale

African statuette enclosing the abdominal cavity into which magical ingredients were introduced. The subject forms the lid of a small box. Matte brown patina, drying crack..
A clan of the Kongo group, the Yombe are established on the west African coast, in the southwest of the Republic of Congo and in Angola. Their statuary includes remarkable maternity wards. The Vili, the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo formed the Kôngo group, led by king ntotela . Their kingdom reached its peak in the 16th century with the trade in ivory, copper and the slave trade. With the same beliefs and traditions, they produced statuary with codified gestures in relation to their vision of the world.

Source: “the Kongo gesture” Ed. Dapper Museum and “Treasures of Africa” Tervuren Museum; “The Soul of Africa” by Diakonoff.

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OriginCollection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm17
Width7 cm
Weight0.13 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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