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Ngbandi Fetish (N° 24638) Deposit sale

The many carved objects are, among the Ngandi, related to hunting and magic. Some represent the Ngbirondo spirit and act as guardians of the village.
Funerary statues were also used, and sculptures of couple yangba and his sister, equivalent to the Seto and Nabo ancestors of the Ngbaka.

The Ngbaka form a homogeneous people in the north-west of the DRC, south of Ubangui. The Ngbandi live in the east (on the left bank of the Oubangui) and the Ngombe in the south. The initiation of young people, "gaza" or "ganza" (which gives strength) among the Ngbaka and the Ngbandi, has many similarities, through endurance tests, songs and dances. The rites required the presence of sculptures of ancestors.
Semi-matte patina, erosions.  


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OriginCollection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, dents animales, perles, raphia
Height cm34
Width11 cm
Weight1.15 Kg

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