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Metoko beeldje (N° 20888)
Metoko in African tribal art.
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This small statuette featuring a narrow body topped by a large head has scarifications in parallel lines, revealing the status of the figure, a dignified old man who was a victim of witchcraft, kakungu. Inlaid kaolin pigments, golden satin patina.
Katungu cult statue belonging to the Metoko and Lengola, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, a rare monotheism in Africa. Their society ,the Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the Bwami association of the Lega. The sculptures played a role during initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the graves of high rank initiates. Each of these figures had a name, similar to Lega traditions.
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