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Hemba statue (N° 23326)

Sculpted in the style of the famous "master of Buli" of Hemba ancestry, this Luba/Hemba statue, depicted in an attitude of contemplation, features an "mboko" cut intended for sacred kaolin, an essential element for mediation with spirits. Smooth black patina, abrasions.

The Hemba settled in the south-east of Zaire. Formerly under the domination of the Luba, these farmers and hunters practice ancestor worship by means of effigies long attributed to the Luba. The singiti statues were kept by the fumu mwalo and honored during ceremonies during which sacrifices were offered to them. Alongside the authority of the hereditary chiefs, secret societies, masculine such as the bukazanzi, and feminine, the bukibilo, played a major role within the clan.

(Source: "Treasures of Africa, Museum of Tervuren)  

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Originex-collection belge
EthnyHemba
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm38
Width12 cm
Weight1.25 Kg

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