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Figure of rider Bembé, Beembé (N° 16890)

br-Figure of rider on his mount. Sometimes set with ivory or earthenware, the almond eyes are encrusted with bone. Lack on the base. Glossy, brown and black patina. Extra black wood base on request.
Oneblis on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo ex. Brazzaville, and not to be confused with the Bembé group of northern Lake Tanganinyika, the small Babembé group, Béembé, was influenced by the Téke rites and culture, but especially by that of the Kongo.Installed in the present-day Republic of Congo, the Beembe originally formed the kingdom of Kongo, along with the Vili, Yombé, Bwendé and B. They were under the tutelage of the king ntotela elected by the governors. The ivory, copper and slave trade were the main resources of this little-known group until colonization. The village manager, nga-bula, was in charge of interceding with the ancestors. Hunting being a major activity, ancestors were invoked through statuettes. These idealized representations of ancestors, kitebi or bimbi consecrated by the sorcerer, bore attributes of hunters or healers. Some of them, as in the Bakongo, were magical objects minkisi with nails and which were endowed with orifices (sometimes the cavity) in which medicines, bilongo, or relics of ancestors, were introduced.  

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Originex-collection belge
EthnyBembe
CountryCongo Brazzaville
Material(s)wood, corne
Height cm20
Width6 cm
Weight0.30 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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