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Kanyok Statue (N° 23965)

Subjects wearing braided hair gathered in buns on the nape of the neck, depicted entwined face to face. Crusty grayish black patina. Desication cracks, losses.

Living in the east of the Luba kingdom on the banks of the Mbujimayi, and having adopted part of the Luba culture, the Kanyok, Kanioc, or even Bena Kanioka, created prestigious objects, water pipes, neckrests, sticks, and stools, and are best known for statuettes depicted in different postures, made of dark wood and wearing bun hairstyles. According to the Kanyok religion, human beings consist of three parts: body, soul and spirit. They believe in a supreme being named Tang a Ngoy. The initiation of young people traditionally included, in addition to circumcision, the filing of teeth.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyKanyok
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm39
Width19 cm
Weight1.45 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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