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Kongo Statue (N° 27761) Deposit sale

French collection of African art. African sculpture depicting subjects very skilled in acrobatics. The Vili produced a variety of sculptures for individual use nkisi, to which multiple virtues were attributed, and anecdotal statues such as this example symbolizing an ancestor of the clan.
Glossy patina, matte blackened areas, restorations. 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. Present along the Gabonese coast, the Vili broke away from the Kongo kingdom in the 16th century and the Loango kingdom became a powerful state. Now mostly urbanized, they still integrate traditional associations, depending on the cult of ancestors such as Mbouiti or Bieri.
Lit. “The Kongo gesture” ed. Dapper Museum; “Art and Kongos” M.L. Félix.  

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OriginCollection française Jauregui
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, verre, metal
Height cm54
Width17 cm
Weight2.25 Kg

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