African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Zandé

Statue Zandé (N° 14378) Deposit sale

An anthropomorphic Figure Zande with a triangular face sheltered under a spherical helmet headdress. The profile is marked by a straight nasal ridge emerging under the visor. The arms emerging in the back are huddled close to the body, hands clasped under the chin. They reveal a bust whose bulge widens to short bent legs. Punctures on the ear.
An interesting, dark, matte patina, cracked, lets perceive red pigments under-yellowing. Lack slack at one of the feet.
Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande, Azandé, settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms upon his death into the totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the Zande, or ", those who own a lot of land", apart from their courtart consisting of spoons, receptre, pipes and harps, counts two types of statues: Kudu statues of a height between 30 and 50 cm represent ancestors. There are also statues known as Yanda, 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an atropoic role that were exhibited during the divinatory rites during the rituals of the Mani-Yanda society. The leaders of this association gathered a dozen statues on an altar in a hut within the forest.  

Watch the video

Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 95.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

OriginCollection française
Height cm37
Width8 cm
Weight0.60 Kg
Estimated datingmid- xx°

You could also be interested by these items

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
One person already marked interrest on this item

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art - Statue Zandé
African art  - 

© 2024 - Digital Consult SPRL

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