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Kusu Statue (N° 24365)

The African sculptures of Kusu protection were inspired by Songye fetishes. The magic charge, made up of ingredients of various origins, was inserted at the top of the head (this copy has none).
Dark patina, desication cracks.
The Kusu established on the left bank of the Lualaba have borrowed the artistic traditions of the Luba and the Hemba and have a caste system similar to that of the Luba.
In this region, between the Bembe, Boyo, Hemba, Songye and Tetela, ritual objects were subject to stylistic exchanges and influences. The primordial ancestor, named Soba, is said to be embodied in the sculpted figures of the Kusu. Their initiatory society, the bagabo, also uses protective fetishes against witchcraft.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm95
Width20 cm
Weight11.00 Kg

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