African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Mbala figure

Mbala figure (N° 22592)

Sacred Badge of Authority (Pindi), the sculpted figure of the drummer. The musician's headdress is reminiscent of the mukote headdress which, among the Western Pende with whom the Mbala shared mukanda circumcision rituals, became a symbol of the struggle against colonization at the beginning of the 20th century ("Congo Masks", ed. M.L. Félix, p.114)

This figure of a musician, mbundi-ngoma, accompanied by a statue of maternity, was part of the pair of iconic sculptures pindi attributed to the chief Mbala during his enthronement. Following a retreat of a few days, the royal insignia and charms were attributed to him, intended to fight the powers opposing hunting, social peace, and harvests. Light wood, matte. Desication cracks, lack on the back of the headdress.

Watch the video

290.00 € 145.00 ( -50.0 %) 
Possibility of payment in2x (2x 72.5 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

Originex-collection française
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm32
Width10 cm
Weight0.45 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

You could also be interested by these items
Statue GurunsiStatuette LegaStatue BuyuStatue BaouléStatue Dogon

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts
One person already marked interrest on this item

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal