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Zande Statue (N° 23783) Deposit sale

Among the Azande African art statues, there are Kudu statues representing ancestors and Yanda statues of lower dimension, in animal or human form, having an apotropaic role. With a particularly geometric design, this sculpture offers a semi-spherical head with oversized orbits. The barrel bust has protruding arms framing the outgrowth of the umbilicus. A thick cylindrical base prolongs the morphology. Mottled clear patina. Desication crack on the back, abrasions. br> Formerly designated under the name "Niam-Niam" because considered as cannibals, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled, coming from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. The name of their ethnic group means: "those who own a lot of land", an allusion to their warlike past originating in Sudan. The Yanda statuettes were exhibited during divinatory seances of the Mani society during which the head of the society smeared them with paste and blew smoke on them. The Zandé on the other hand used poison oracles in many circumstances, and had a secret language.  

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OriginCollection belge
Height cm29
Width8 cm
Weight0.60 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle includedYes

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