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Marotte Tékétéké Kuyu (N° 11868)

Ex-collection of French African art.
Iconic figure for dance kibe-kibe,or Ebokita (S.Diakonoff) this stick ends with a round-bump sculpture depicting a character perched on two similar faces, in connection with the mythical ancestor Oso . The white face has scarified patterns, and the mouth reveals sharp teeth. He is wearing a small animal. The body is also covered with scarifications. Long cracks in desication. Object comes with adapted base. In the past, the Kouyou were divided into two totem clans: to the west the Panther, and to the east the snake clan. A secret male association, Ottoté , played an important political role in the appointment of leaders. The initiation of the young men ended with the revelation of the snake god Ebongo represented in the form of a head. The dances Kibe-kibe that accompanied the ceremony reactivated the successive stages of creation. The panther clan had a drum as its emblem. For its part, the snake's had carved heads, painted in bright colors, on sticks that the manipulator, concealed under a long robe, held with his hands outstretched above his head. "African art" Mazenod  


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OriginCollection privée Saverio
Height cm95
Width7 cm
Weight2.32 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1940
Socle includedYes

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