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The neck support is a nomadic way to rest in the shade of baobabs. It is also used by women who want to maintain their hairstyles developed during their sleep. Often with a beautiful patina due to their use. From north to south from west to east, we find the neck support throughout Africa.


Songye neck support
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Used as a pillow to preserve the user's hair arrangements, the African neck rest forms a tribal object adorned with different iconographies embodying spiritual forces that are supposed to influence dreams. A caryatid figure, in a crouching position, supports with his arms widely deployed the tray of this neck support. The effigy is depicted wearing a female songy mask named kikashi, still in use today. This type of mask is worn during initiations with a long suit and a beard made of natural fibers. Plateau and base are eroded. Medium-brown patina, studded inlays.br-The Songye came from the Shaba region of the DRC and settled between the Lualaba River and the Sankuru River in the middle of the savannah and forests. They are governed by the Yakitengé and local chiefs. The secret society ...


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Pende caryatids neck press
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Aimed at preserving the head adornments, this piece of furniture consists of a curved neck support supported by female figures, positioned back to back, probably evoking the woman soothsayers. The latter also embody, for the user, spirits guardians of his rest. Glossy dark patina.
The seed live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the have settled on the banks of the Kasai river downstream of Tshikapa. The influences of the neighbouring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu, were imprinted on their large tribal art sculpture. Within this diversity the masks Mbuya realistic, produced every ten years, have a festive function, and embody different characters, including the chef, the soothsayer and his wife, the prostitute, the possessed, etc. The masks of initiation ...


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Luba Shankadi Headrest
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The Luba are renowned for their refined statuary and famous in particular for their neck supports and stools made up of a cariatidic figure. The seated figures, entwined, leaning on the toes of their opposite, symbolize the Luba royalty. The neck supports protecting the hairstyles at night were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. The characters embody the spirit of an ancestor, vidiye and are endowed with a cascading Shankadi-style hairstyle. Brown patina with orange reflections, ochre residual inlays, cracks and abrasions.
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). ...


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Luba neck support
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Ex-collection German African art.
The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neck-bearings and stools made up of a cariatidic figure. In this case it is a crouching female figure, the embodiment of the royalty and spirit of the ancestors. The neck supports were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. Crack on one arm. Satin-red brown patina. Powdery residues. 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 Ilunga Kalala who killed the old king Kongolo, who has since been ...


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Turkana neck support
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This is an East African population living mainly in northwestern Kenya in a hot, arid region west of Lake Turkana, but also in Ethiopia and to a lesser extent in South Sudan.

The East African neck-ends are famous and prized for their stripped-down or minimalist aesthetics. The clean lines allow you to appreciate the overall shape as well as the simple but remarkable details.
The piece consists of three parts: on the one hand, half a sphere constituting the base is equipped with nails to ensure stability. A simple vertical mount supports the circular seat. The latter is dug with two concavities on the outline.
The patina is reddish.

Emile's grandfather, Abel Robyn, debuted the collection in 1850.
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Luba Shankadi neck support
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The Shankadi belong to the Luba group, and have the same associations and structures. Their mostly realistic statuary is characterized by spectacular hairstyles, a smooth surface, lower limbs of lesser size. The hairstyle "en cascade" illustrates one of the different braided compositions fashionable in Zaire in the 1800s, highlighting the social status of the wearer. The female effigy symbolizes Luba royalty, the neck supports were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. Hot brown oiled patina, ochre residue.
The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is the Katanga, specifically the Lubu River region, hence the name (Baluba, which means \


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Yaka Musaw neck support
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This type of neck-bearing called musaw or m-baambu, kept in the bedrooms, is one of the African tribal art objects incorporating the personal ritual charms of the matrilineal leaders and heads of the family in order to preserve their magnificent tribal headdresses. This bird would refer to the stork. Some of these sculptures had magical charges inserted into discrete cavities. Dark brown glossy patina.
Aerarchic and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society was ruled by lineage leaders with the right to life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige are an opportunity for the Yaka today to invoke ancestors and to resort to rituals using charms related to the institution .Khosi. The initiation society of young people is the n-khanda , which ...


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Pende Caryatid Seat
African art > African Chair > Tabouret Pende

Reduced size for this personal furniture object where the foot takes the form of a female figure in a kneeling position. According to Marc Léo Félix, however, few are the seats of dignitaries, because they were buried with their holders. The face here presents the famous look 'zanze' with the half-closed eyes found on the hanging masks. Dark patina abraded.

The seed live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the have settled on the banks of the Kasai river downstream of Tshikapa. The influences of the neighbouring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu, were imprinted on their large tribal art sculpture. Within this diversity the masks Mbuya, realistic, produced every ten years, have a festive function, and embody different characters, including the chef, the ...


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Luba Shankadi neck support
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The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neck-bearings and stools consisting of a cariatidic figure and sometimes a cephalophe like here. In this case it is a female figure, the embodiment of the royalty and spirit of the ancestors, riding the animal. Antelope horns were used, loaded with magical ingredients, in therapeutic rituals. The neck supports were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. Satin golden brown patina.
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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Kuba double headrest
African art > Head rest > Kuba neck support

Within the Figurative sculpture of the Kuba, the prestigious objects held by members of the kuba royal family and the peripheral groups, Bushoong and Dengese, are always decorated with engraved motifs, parallel lines, intersecting, and checkerboards. The same geometric patterns, however, adorn objects for undidiidedul use, such as this headrest. Dark satin patina.
The Kuba Kingdom was founded in the 16th century by the main tribe Bushoong which is still ruled by a king, and whose capital was Nshyeeng or Mushenge.More than twenty types of tribal masks are used in the Kuba or Lightning People, with meanings and functions that vary from group to group. Ritual ceremonies were an opportunity to display decorative arts and masks, in order to honor the spirit of the deceased or to honor ...


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Yaka Musaw neck support
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This type of neck-bearing called musaw or m-baambu, kept in the bedrooms, is one of the African tribal art objects incorporating the personal ritual charms of the matrilineal leaders and heads of the family in order to preserve their magnificent tribal headdresses. This bird would refer to the stork. Some of these sculptures had magical charges inserted into discrete cavities. Dark brown glossy patina. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage leaders with the right to life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige are an opportunity for the Yaka today to invoke ancestors and to resort to rituals using charms related to the institution .Khosi. The initiation society of young people is the n-khanda , which is ...


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Luba/Songye neck support
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African art > Head rest > Songye neck support

A caryatid figure, in a crouching position, supports with his arms widely deployed the tray of this neck support. The effigy is depicted wearing a female songy mask named kikashi, still in use today. This type of mask is worn during initiations with a long suit and a beard made of natural fibers.
ne black-brown oiled. br-Used as a pillow to preserve the user's hair arrangements, the African neck rest forms a tribal object adorned with different iconographies embodying spiritual forces that are supposed to influence dreams. Some Luba regions have also produced sculptures inspired by songye, sharing many traditions with them.

Sye came from the Shaba region of the DRC and settled between the Lualaba River and the Sankuru River in the middle of the savannah and forests. ...


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Dinka Beaded Neck Support
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Utility objects in African art.
Reposant on three feet lined with thin glass beads, this delicate African neck support symbolically evoking cattle has a horn-shaped oblong seat. An animal appearance is rendered thanks to an incised beak and a perforation showing the eye at each end. Aluminum highlights animate the oiled brown patina. This prestigious object was intended to preserve the complex headdress of its owner, also indicated its social status, but was also used as a stool. Some, with handles, accompanied individuals on their travels.
Dealy was collected about these nomadic inhabitants of southern Sudan. Some of these East African tribes have been virtually exterminated by the inter-tribal wars and the Islamic slave trade. Organized around livestock farming, these ethnic ...


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Chokwe Ngulu Headrest
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African art > Head rest > Tschokwe neck press

African tribal sculpture, an element of African furniture to preserve the voluminous chokwe headdresses, it stands out thanks to its zoomorphic motif. Neighbouring Songo also produced a wide variety of animal-patterned stools and neck supports. Pig is found in the Tschokwe in the form of masks ngulu . Delicately satiny mahogany brown patina, discreet restoration on the seat.
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 internal conflicts, thus contributing to ...


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African art > Head rest > Luba neck press

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The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neck-bearings and stools made up of a cariatidic figure. The female effigy adorning this neck support to preserve the complex headdress of its owner refers to Luba royalty. The neck supports were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. The character embodying a spirit, endowed with a cascading hairstyle of the Shankadi tyle, is spotted in a crouching position, but on the hips. Velvety brown patina. 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.They were born from a secession of the Songhoy ethnic group, ...


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Chokwe neck support
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African art > Head rest > Tschokwe neck press

African tribal sculpture, an element of African furniture to preserve the voluminous chokwe headdresses, it stands out thanks to its clean shapes of a beautiful symmetry and its contours that many small tapestry nails emphasize with refinement. Each end of the seat is sheathed with copper slats. Polished patina and shiny mahogany brown. Slight desication cracks.
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 internal conflicts, thus contributing to the ...


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Luba neck support
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The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neck-rests and stools made up of a cariatid figure. The symbolic figures adorning this neck support to preserve the complex headdress of its owner refer to the luba royalty, to its feminine and masculine part. But the neck supports were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. The characters leaning on their hands, with a sophisticated hairstyle, and embodying spirits, are depicted pressing with their feet the knee of the one facing them. This attitude has symbolic value. Smooth patina dark brown mahogany. The Luba (Baluba in Chiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is the Katanga, more precisely the region of the Lubu River, hence the name ...


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The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neck-bearings and stools made up of a cariatidic figure. The feminine effigy symbolizing Luba royalty, carefully carved, is endowed with a cascading shankadi-style hairstyle. The neck supports were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. Reddish-brown satin patina. Erosions.
The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is Katanga, specifically the Lubu River region, hence the name (Baluba, which means \


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Dinka tripod back
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Utilitarian objects in African art
Resting on three oblique feet this zoomorphic-looking African neck support symbolically evoking cattle has a gently curved oblong seat. Oiled brown patina. This prestigious object was intended to preserve the complex headdress of its owner, also indicated its social status, but was also used as a stool. Some, with handles, accompanied individuals during their movements.
Dealy was collected about these nomadic inhabitants of southern Sudan. Some of these East African tribes have been virtually exterminated by the inter-tribal wars and the Islamic slave trade. Organized around livestock farming, these ethnic groups considered the possession of cows and herds, and therefore of milk and meat, as a mark of social prestige. "The Tribal Art of Black ...


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Luba Shankadi neck support
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African art > Head rest > Luba neck press

The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neck-bearings and stools made up of a cariatidic figure. The symbolic figures adorning this neck support to preserve the complex headdress of its owner refer to Luba royalty. But the neck supports were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. The characters embodying spirits, endowed with a cascading hairstyle, are depicted arms and legs outstretched entwined in a face to face. Velvety brown patina.
The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is Katanga, specifically the Lubu River region, hence the name (Baluba, which means \


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Luba neck support
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The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neck rests and stools made up of a cariatid figure holding, with the help of arms and skull, a circular seat. The symbolic figures adorning this neck support to preserve the complex hairstyle of its owner refer to the luba royalty. They are depicted entwined in a face-to-face. Light brown satin skate.
The Luba (Baluba in Chiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is the Katanga, more precisely the region of the Lubu River, hence the name (Baluba, which means \


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