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Sundi Statuette (N° 24959) Deposit sale

French African art collection.
African sculpture depicting a seated subject, whose hands conceal the mouth. The gesture could refer to a proverb. From the top of the hollowed head points the end of a cord. Brown satin patina, abrasions of use, shine (base).
The Vili , the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembe, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo formed the Kôngo group, led by King ntotela . Their kingdom reached its peak in the 16th century with the trade in ivory, copper and the slave trade. With the same beliefs and traditions, they produced statuary endowed with codified gestures in keeping with their vision of the world.

Source: "the Kongo gesture" Ed. Dapper Museum and "Treasures of Africa" Tervuren Museum; "The Soul of Africa" s.Diakonoff.

Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 62.5 €)

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OriginCollection française Trillaud
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm26
Width5 cm
Weight0.28 Kg

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