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Chokwe or Lwena neck rest (N° 20340)

African tribal sculpture, element of African furniture to preserve the voluminous traditional headdresses, it is distinguished by its animal motif and orange patina.

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 system and the sacredness of power. Nevertheless, the Chokwe never fully adopted these new social and political contributions. Three centuries later, the Chokwe eventually took over the capital of the Lunda, which had been weakened by internal conflicts, thus contributing to the dismantling of the kingdom. The Chokwe did not have a centralized power but rather large chiefdoms. It was these chieftainships that attracted artists who wished to put their skills at the exclusive service of the court. The artists created so many varied pieces of such quality that the Lunda court employed only them. From the 18th century onwards, exchanges with Europeans, the Portuguese in particular, influenced their sculptures.  

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Originex-collection Pernas
EthnyChokwe
Countryangola
Material(s)wood
Height11
Width17
Weight0.20 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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