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Kongo Statuette (N° 27489) Deposit sale

Kongo ancestor figure, frozen in a posture specific to the clan. Black patina with a satin feel. Cracks.
The Vili, the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo formed the Kôngo group, led by the ntotela king. 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 statuary with codified gestures in relation to their vision of the world. The nganga sorcerers, both healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation towards the God called Nzambi through these consecrated figures. Aggressive kindoki witchcraft is the absolute evil that must be fought. To this end, nkisis protective figures are made and charged by the nganga with all the ingredients necessary to achieve this goal.
Source: “The Kôngo gesture” Ed. Dapper Museum.  

160.00 
Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 80.0 €)

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OriginCollection belge
EthnyKongo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm31
Width9 cm
Weight0.45 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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