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Suku/Yaka statue (N° 17612)

Tribal statue bearing the Kongo influence and whose prognathic face is propelled forward. It is also distinguished by the absence of forearms and its snub nose. In addition to their nkisi fetishes, Suku chiefs made use of fetishes named bwene , bisungu representing the clan ancestor.
Glossy patina, missing.
The Suku and Yaka ethnic groups, very close geographically in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, have the same social and political structure as well as similar cultural practices. They can only be differentiated by their stylistic variations. Hierarchical and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society was governed by lineage chiefs with the right of life and death over their subjects. The youth initiation society is the n-khanda, which is found among the eastern Kongo (Chokwe, Luba, etc...),and which employs various charms and masks in order to ensure a vigorous lineage. In addition to their nkisi fetishes, Suku chiefs made use of fetishes called bwene , bisungu representing the clan ancestor.
( Sources: C.M.Faïk-Nzuji "La puissance du Sacré"; "Trésors d'Afrique" ed. Musée de Tervuren; "Yaka", 5Continents; "Art sans pareil" ed. J.Volper)  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnySuku
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height40
Width9
Weight1.40 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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