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Kongo Maternity Figure (N° 17458)

The Vili, The Ois, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo were the Kongo group, led by King ntotela. Their kingdom reached its peak in the 16th century with the ivory, copper and slave trade. Similarly, beliefs and traditions, they produced a statuary with a codified gesture in relation to their worldview. The sorcerers nganga, both healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation towards the God called Nzambi through consecrated figures. Kindoki aggressive witchcraft is the absolute evil that must be fought. To this end, nkisis protective figures are made and loaded by nganga with all the ingredients necessary to achieve this goal. The Yombe se are established on the west coast of Africa, in the south-west of the Republic of Congo and in Angola. Their statuary includes remarkable maternity, such as this statuette associated with fertility rites. The Solongo g. Angola and Yombé cultures were largely influenced by the Kongo kingdom from which they borrowed naturalistic statuary and religious networks using sculpted fetishes nkondo Nkisi. This motherhood would embody the ancestor of the clan. Source: The Kôngo gesture Ed. Dapper Museum; Animal Ed. Dapper Museum.  

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Originrécolté in-situ 1999
EthnyKongo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height74
Width23
Weight4.90 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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