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Ngeende Kuba anthropomorphic cup (N° 19664)

Ex-German African art collection.
. Various forms of palm wine bowls, whose ornamentation sought to glorify the qualities of their owners, were carved for the dignitaries of the Kuba groups. Wine was extracted twice a day from raffia palm trees planted for this purpose, and sold by the cup. Lustrous black-brown patina.
Among the clans kuba , the Ngeende produced an abundance of prestigious sculptures, sometimes intended for neighboring groups. According to tradition, the Ngeende, who are said to be descended from the mythical ancestor Woot, came from north of the Sankuru River. After being defeated by a bushoong king, they joined the Kuba kingdom in the 16th century. They produced a large number of masks associated with the story of the mythical ancestor Woot. The Ngeende are established in the eastern region of the Kuba kingdom. According to the oral tradition, they would descend from the Woot and adopted the Kuba religion to which they incorporated kete beliefs. They thus worship the nature spirits of ngesh of kete origin.  

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Originex-collection allemande
EthnyKuba
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height28
Width12
Weight1.10 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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