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African art - Commander stick:

The sticks of command are one of the bases of the tribal herarchy. Property of the chief of tribe he assigns to him his authority. Often finely carved and always with a patina of use, these are objects that, soclés, are the most beautiful effect in an interior.


Chokwe snuffbox scepter
African art > Commander stick > Sceptre Tchokwe

The Royal Chokwe Badges and African Art.
Intended to exalt the qualities of the chef, a mark of ostentation, the handle of the scepter presented is topped by a round-bump sculpture featuring Chibinda Ilunga in a sitting position, hunter and mythical hero, founder of the Chokwé ethnic group. Easily recognizable by his ample headdress with curved side wings ( cipenya-mutwe ), he had taught his people the art of hunting. The chiefs had a major function in the propitiation rites intended for the hunting and fertility of women, the objects being adorned with this figure thus, presumably, a protective function. At the top, a pot-shaped element is intended for tobacco, the use of which was widespread among the Chokwe, with smoke serving as an offering to spirits ajimu . Black brown satin ...


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Scepter Tchokwe
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Tshokwe Chiefdoms and African Art

Intended to exalt the qualities of the leader, mark of ostentation, this scepter represents the political and symbolic power, by a sculpture in round-bump which represents Chibinda Ilunga naked and in seated position, hunter and mythical hero, founder of the Chokwe ethnic group . Easily recognizable by his wide cap with curved lateral wings (cipenya-mutwe), he had taught his people the art of hunting. The chiefs had a major function in the rites of propitiation for the hunting and fertility of women, the objects being adorned with this figure having, therefore, a protective function. Peacefully settled in eastern Angola until the 16th century, the Chokwe were then subjected to the lunda empire from which they inherited a new hierarchical ...


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Sceptre cavalier Yoruba
African art > Usual african items > Statue Yoruba

A rider figure, sculpted in a round-bump, overcomes the stick of this ritual scepter. It glorifies a deified ancestor. Equid, rare in the region, was also an attribute of prestige reserved for the nobility and rulers. The mount has different proportions than the rider. The horse perched on a pedestal has a small size. Focused on the veneration of its 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 customers. These spirits are supposed to intercede with the supreme god Olodumare. Crusty skate. Use of burgundy red pigments. The Yoruba, more than 20 million, occupy southwestern Nigeria and the central and south-eastern region of Benin under the name Nago. They are ...


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Tshokwe Command Stick
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The Tchokwe regaled them in African art
Em of power being part of the regalia, a mark of ostentation, this scepter represents political and symbolic power.  A round-bump sculpture created by an artist in the service of the chef, in the image of Chibinda Ilunga, hunter and mythical hero, founder of the Chokwé ethnic group, the character is identifiable thanks to his ample headdress with curved side fins . cipenya-mutwe). The chiefs had a major function in the propitiation rites intended for the hunting and fertility of women, the objects being adorned with this figure thus, presumably, a protective function.

Peacefully 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 ...


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Sceptre Oshe Shango Yoruba polychrome
African art > African Statues > Sceptre Yoruba

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Oshe , ritual sceptres Yoruba, appear during ceremonial dances. They are brandished in the left hand by the dancers. These sculptures refer, through the symbol that is the double axe headdress, the god of thunder and youth Shango , or Sango . The latter is the mythical ancestor of the kings of Oyo. Sango , nicknamed Baba Ibeji , legendary father of many twins, was also the protector. The occurrence of groaning was very common in the region. This follower of Sango, god of lightning and social justice, is wearing a flat pattern symbolizing a double axe evoking the stone axes that he is supposed to throw from the sky during storms. The deities of the rivers are also represented by stones and by the water of the rivers associated with them. This emblem signals the connection ...

Ritual stick Beembé, Babembé
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African art > Usual african items > Ritual stick Beembé, Babembé

Ex-French African art collection.
Can of prestige, this anthropomorphic object accompanied the movements of its owner and was then recorded in the earth. Modelled on a stylized long-form female figure whose arms entwin the lower abdomen, she has a second twin face, separated by a ringed neck, wearing the conical headdress of some Babembé. The object is engraved with intersecting parallel lines, and discontinuous linear motifs evoking ethnic scarifications. Satin-used patina and particularly velvety. Residueof kaolin coatings on faces. Few cracks in desication. Settled in the present-day Republic of Congo, the Beembé originally formed the kingdom of Kongo, along with the Vili, Yombé, Bwendé and Woyo. They were under the tutelage of King ntotela elected by the governors. The ivory ...

Marotte Tékétéké Kuyu
African art > Usual african items > Marotte Tékétéké Kuyu

Ex-collection of French African art.
Iconic figure for dance kibe-kibe,or Ebokita (S.Diakonoff) this stick ends with a round-bump sculpture depicting a character perched on two similar faces, in connection with the mythical ancestor Oso . The white face has scarified patterns, and the mouth reveals sharp teeth. He is wearing a small animal. The body is also covered with scarifications. Long cracks in desication. Object comes with adapted base. In the past, the Kouyou were divided into two totem clans: to the west the Panther, and to the east the snake clan. A secret male association, Ottoté , played an important political role in the appointment of leaders. The initiation of the young men ended with the revelation of the snake god Ebongo represented in the form of a head. The ...


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Baluba Sceptre
African art > Commander stick > Baluba Sceptre

This object of African art, from a private Antwerp collection, is formed of a rectangular flat, extended by a stick engraved in its upper part of parallel lines arranged in triangles, and then a female figure in round-bump. The character is endowed, limited by a checkered headband, with a braided hairstyle called "en cascade", like the Luba women's headdresses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as evidenced by the photographs taken at the time. Large hollowed-out eye sockets shelter stretched and closed eyelids, and a small mouth appears in a prognathic chin. The protruding of the abdomen is highlighted by the position of digitized hands, the realistic figuration of sexual organs further accentuating the reference to motherhood and fertility. The buttocks also have protrusions, ...


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Stick Oshe Eshu
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African art > Commander stick > Stick Oshe Eshu

The term Eshu refers to one of the spirits or orisha from Yoruba religious traditions, including his equivalent named Papa Legba in Brazil and Haiti, and Elegua in Cuba following the deportations of slaves captured on the coasts of Benin and Nigeria.

Eshu is a deity related to communication but his role is broader. Of this orisha indeed depends the protection of the home, the city and, in a general way, of all that is conceived by the Man. By its attributes and virtues, Eshu was initially associated with the Devil by Western settlers. However, contrary to the Judeo-Christian and Greek religious conception, the African tribes and in particular the Yoruba, do not have divinities distributed in Manichean way. Each orisha has its beneficial and evil side. This association ...


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Oshe Shango Yoruba Stick
African art > Commander stick > Oshe Shango Yoruba Stick

The Yoruba Oshe are used in ritual dances,

which are worn in the left hand by the dancers, who represent, through their double-headed hat, the god of thunder and youth Shango, or Sango. the last is the mythical ancestor of the kings of Oyo, Sango was also the protector of the twins, whose occurrence was very frequent in the region.It is a divinity feared by its unpredictability. It is venerated because it brings fertile rains to crops, and it is also attributed to the fertility of women, where a female character stands with her hands on her chest, typical scarifications on her face, and the double hatchet finely hatched. chiseled is inlaid with blue pigment Yoruba society is very organized and has several associations whose roles vary. While the male society egbe strengthens ...


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