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Kongo bronze (N° 21707)

This small anthropomorphic sculpture of Kongo inspiration takes up the canons of personal fetishes with a protective purpose. The kneeling figure could represent a slave destined for sacrifice.
The Vili , the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo formed the Kôngo group, led by the king ntotela . Their kingdom reached its peak in the 16th century with the ivory and copper trade and the slave trade. With the same beliefs and traditions, they produced a statuary with a codified gesture related to their worldview.
The witch doctors nganga , both healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation towards the God called Nzambi through consecrated figures. To this end, individual protective figures nkisis, to protect against witchcraft and various plagues, are made and loaded by the nganga with all the ingredients necessary to achieve this goal.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyKongo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)bronze
Height cm10
Width3 cm
Weight0.40 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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