African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Metoko

Figure fémnine Metoko Itea (N° 19533)

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.
It is during initiatory rites that this figure appeared accompanied by its male complement Ntanda. In addition, they welcomed the souls of the recently deceased before their departure to the afterlife, and were then abandoned in the forest. Lozenge patterns punctuate the matt surface. Erosions and cracks.
The Metoko and the Lengola, whose ritual sculptures are very close, are peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, monotheism rare in Africa. Their society comprising three grades, the Bukota, structured daily life and welcomed both men and women. It represents the equivalent of the Bwami association of the Lega. The sculptures played a role during initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the graves of high-ranking initiates. Watch the video

Possibility of payment in2x (2x 195.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

By purchasing this artwork you will get 5% = (19.5 loyalty points = 19.5 euros) which you can use towards your next purchase

Originex-collection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Weight1.99 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

You could also be interested by these items
Statue HembaTête HembaStatuette LubaStatue FangStatuette Holo

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 - Figure fémnine Metoko Itea
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

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