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Holo statue (N° 20315)

Positioned frontally on half-bent legs, the figure with one arm missing is depicted holding an object. The massive head has a face marked by large circled eyes, as in Suku and Yaka statuary. Black satin patina, missing. Desiccation cracks and abrasions. In the Democratic Congo, between the Yaka and the Tchokwe of Angola, the small Holo ethnic group migrated from the Angolan coast to settle near the banks of the Kwango River. Hunting and agriculture ensure their subsistence. Neighboring ethnic groups, such as the Suku and Yaka, have influenced their traditional sculptures. The Holo produced helmet masks and prestige objects for the ruling elite. The Holo used carvings to protect themselves from the influence of evil spirits, including the moon and rainbow. These statues were placed near the houses as protection against lightning. In addition to the royal figures biombo , the Holos have ritual statues called mvunzi . Ref: "Africa" Coll. Sargos  

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Originex-collection belge
EthnyHolo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height53
Width11
Weight1.35 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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