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Komo statue (N° 23346)

Sculpture of an anthropomorphic bust, whose face somewhat evokes the Songola mask. This type of tribal art statue could be used during ritual ceremonies or indicate, placed in front of the huts, the progress of an initiation. Different therapeutic associations exist among the Kumu: Ntema, Lumba, Kilanga, Nsubi,... These ceremonies could be accompanied by divinatory sessions supported by the intake of hallucinogens. Heterogeneous patina of use, abraded. Desication cracks.
The Kumu, Bakumu, Komo, live mainly in the North-East and in the center of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is Komo or Kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, endowed with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the Lengola, and the Metoko. Their artistic production also presents great similarities with that of the Metoko and the Lengola. It is indeed in the Maniema region around the Lualaba River and the Great Lakes that Lega sculpture has largely exerted its influence. Biebuck would have noted a great similarity between the rituals accompanying the appearance of the Kumu masks and those of the muminia masks of the Lega.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyKumu
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm40
Width11 cm
Weight0.60 Kg

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