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Bembe Bronze (N° 24462) Deposit sale

Belgian African art collection.
African statuette embodying an ancestor. The subject, with a protective aim, bears the keloid patterns testifying to the successive stages of the initiation to which he was subjected. Khaki patina rubbed with pink ocher for a ritual purpose.
Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo ex.Brazzaville, and not to be confused with the Bembe group of northern Lake Tanganinyika, the small Bwende group was influenced by Téké rites and culture, but especially by that of the Kongo. The Vili, the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembe, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo constituted 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 a statuary endowed with a codified gesture in relation to their vision of the world. The Bwendé sculptures were strongly inspired by those of the neighboring Beembé.  

250.00 
Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 125.0 €)

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OriginCollection belge X.R.
EthnyBembe
CountryCongo
Material(s)bronze
Height cm12
Width3 cm
Weight0.50 Kg

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