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Bwende Doll (N° 27322) Deposit sale

Belgian collection of African art.
Reduced figure of the niombo, sometimes giant anthropomorphic funerary "package", representing the deceased, buried during funerals during ancestor cults. The doll is made of a basketwork frame covered in textile. It was kept in the chiefs' house.
The Vili, the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo constituted 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 statuary with codified gestures in relation to their vision of the world. The Bwendé sculptures were strongly inspired by those of the neighboring Beembé.  

450.00 
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OriginCollection du marchand d'art Humblet
EthnyBwende
CountryRDC
Material(s)textile, paille, cauris, metal
Height cm37
Width18 cm
Weight1.60 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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