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Kusu rattle (N° 22387)

Ex-Luxembourg African art collection.
Sculpted object used by soothsayers, whose anthropomorphic motif recalls the nkisi fetishes of the Songye. Golden brown satin patina, cracks.
The Kusu established on the left bank of the Lualaba have borrowed the artistic traditions of the Luba and the Hemba and have a caste system similar to that Luba . In this region, between the Bembe, Boyo, Hemba, Songye and Tetela, ritual objects were subject to stylistic exchanges and influences. We note here a similarity with Songye fetishes. The singiti statues were kept by the fumu mwalo and honored during ceremonies during which sacrifices were offered to them. Alongside the authority of the hereditary chiefs, secret societies, masculine such as the bukazanzi, and feminine, the bukibilo, played a major role within the clan.  

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OriginRécolté in-situ 1997
EthnyKusu
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, fruits calebasses
Height cm32
Width6 cm
Weight0.23 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxxème
Socle includedYes

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