African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Bembé statue

Bembé statue (N° 14572)

Embodying a hunting ancestor or a warrior, this male figure is covered with clay masses tied around the bust. Ritual charges were introduced there. The eyes are classically inlaid with horn. Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo ex.Brazzaville,and not to be confused with the Bembé group from the north of Lake Tanganinyika, the small Babembé group,Béembé, was influenced by Teke rites and culture, but especially by that of the Kongo.Settled in the present-day Republic of Congo, the Béembé originally formed the Kongo kingdom, along with the Vili, Yombé, Bwendé and Woyo. They were under the tutelage of the king ntotela elected by the governors. The ivory trade, copper and slaves were the main resources of this little known group until colonization.
Mahogany patina, minimal cracks and chips.  

Watch the video


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

OriginEx-collection belge
CountryCongo Brazzaville
Material(s)wood, metal, plant fibre, agrégat argileux
Height cm50
Depth24 cm
Width14 cm
Weight3.75 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

You could also be interested by these items

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art - Bembé statue
African art  - 

© 2024 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal