African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Zimba Sculpture

Zimba Sculpture (N° 21603)

Like the Legas, the Zimbas have sculptures with an educational purpose associated with initiation rites. They can also evoke sayings. The face, with its gaping, ochre-colored orbits, has multiple perforations on the forehead and thick grooved lips.
Lustrous patina, kaolin residue.
The Zimba, also called Binja, are close neighbors of the Lega of the Pangi and Shabunda region of the DRC. Subject to Lega influence, they share some institutional similarities with the Lega and Luba. Whether they live in the forest or in the savannah, the symbolism of their art and rituals are associated with hunting which is of major importance. They are also patrilineal groups that have eventually supplanted the matrilineal organization of their society. Like the Lega, the center of their system revolves around a Bwami-like institution called bukota, mpunzu, or nsubi. Rare simian statuettes were also used in similar Bwami rites. (Lega culture: D.P. Biebuyck).  

Watch the video

180.00 € 144.00 ( -20.0 %) 
Possibility of payment in2x (2x 72.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

Originex-collection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm20
Width7 cm
Weight0.45 Kg

You could also be interested by these items
Sculpture SongyeStatuette MboleStatuette KubaStatuette LegaMaternité Lulua

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal