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Female figure Ngbaka (N° 12170)

The Ngbaka in African art.

Farmers, they are part of a group of various ethnic groups located on the left bank of Ubangui, in the extreme northwest of Congo. Their artistic achievements, very diverse but with few masks, were inspired by those of the neighbouring tribes. Young people are prepared for adult life through rituals called "gaza" and trained by former initiates, the bugaza. Their statues usually represent the primordial ancestors Sèto and his sister-wife Nabo , or the god Gàlè guarantor of fertility. They are placed on altars for rites href-http://www.ngbaka.ugent.be/beliefs'-propitiatory.
The character is wearing circular braids, forming like a cap hanging high above the ears. The eye sockets are dug into almonds at the center of which coffee bean eyelids are half-closed. The rectangular nose, the mouth in a slight pout, give the physionomy a concentration and a certain opiniatreté. A metal strap adorns his neck.
Smooth, matte, brown patina. Desication cracks. Lack at the top of the head.  


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Originex-collection Aidara
EthnyNgbaka
CountryRDC
Material(s)wood, osier
Height60
Width19
Weight3.27 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1950

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