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Female Metoko figure (N° 20891)
A female counterpart to the metoko figures, this statuette has a narrow body surmounted by a large head and shows scarification in parallel lines. Inlaid kaolin pigments, golden satin patina. Desiccation cracks.
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Katungu cult statue belonging to the Metoko and Lengola, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, a rare monotheism in Africa. Their society ,the Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the Bwami association of the Lega. The sculptures played a role during initiation and conciliation ceremonies, and were then placed on the graves of high rank initiates. Each of these figures had a name, similar to Lega traditions.
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