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Kongo figure (N° 22370)

African Kongo sculpture embodying the ancestor of the clan, a mediating figure, as evidenced by the lozenge scarifications inscribed on the bust. The Yombe adorned their textiles, mats and loincloths, with this type of lozenge pattern related to proverbs glorifying work and social unity. This type of figure represented kneeling formed a medium for communication with the spirits of the ancestors.
Mahogany brown satin patina. Desication cracks.
The Vili , the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembe, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo formed the Kôngo group, led by King ntotela . 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 a statuary endowed with a codified gesture in relation to their vision of the world. Belonging to the Kongo group, the Yombe are established on the West African coast, in the south-west of the Republic of Congo and in Angola. Their statuary includes remarkable maternities.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyKongo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm30
Width7 cm
Weight0.55 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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