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Ngbandi figure (N° 23017)

A faceted face with a protruding chin, offering the traditional striations punctuating the nasal bridge, and a small figure with truncated arms, separated from the crater bust carried by ringed legs. Oiled patina, nuanced, reddish brown.
The many carved objects are, among the Ngandi, related to hunting and magic. Some represent the Ngbirondo spirit and act as guardians of the village.
Funerary statues were also used, and sculptures of couple yangba and his sister, equivalent to the Seto and Nabo ancestors of the Ngbaka.

The Ngbaka form a homogeneous people in the north-west of the DRC, south of Ubangui. The Ngbandi live in the east (on the left bank of the Oubangui) and the Ngombe in the south. The initiation of young people, "gaza" or "ganza" (which gives strength) among the Ngbaka and the Ngbandi, has many similarities, through endurance tests, songs and dances. The rites required the presence of sculptures of ancestors. It was after a period of distance from the village that circumcision and excision were practiced. The closing ceremony was accompanied by musical instruments such as the linga drum and the large slit drums.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyNgbandi
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm26
Width10 cm
Weight0.40 Kg

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