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Dengese figurative backrest
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African art > Head rest > Ndengese backrest support

Collection of Belgian African art. This very finely chiseled backrest depicts a figure, female it seems, whose legs come back to rest on the back, the feet resting on the ground, forming a balance with the curved plate.
The flared headdress, often surmounted by a horn, is characteristic of the headdresses acquired by the Totshi chiefs belonging to the ikoho association and evokes particular proverbs. It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. Numerous scarifications are traced all over the body. Brown glossy patina. Very slight cracks at the top.
A central African people settled in Kasai, neighboring the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans descended from a common Mongo ancestor, some of them originating from the Upper Nile. They produced early art ...

Statue of ancestor Ndengese Totshi
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Ndengese

Ex-German African art collection.

People of Central Africa established in Kasaï, neighbors of the Kuba, the Ndengese, the Dengese, form one of the clans from a common ancestor, the Mongo, some of them originating from the Upper Nile. They produced statues with absent or truncated lower limbs symbolizing the king or etoshi, itoci. The flared coiffure surmounted by a horn at the top is characteristic of the hairstyles of the notables Totshi belonging to the ikoho association. It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. The triangular face in which the features are inscribed expresses a certain concentration. The neck presents ringed and the bust of many scarified motives representing the costume of the chief at the time of the investitures.
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Statue of ancestor Dengese
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Dengese

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.
A Central African people settled in Kasai, a neighbor of the Kuba, the Ndengese, Dengese, form one of the clans descended from a common ancestor, the Mongo, some of them originating from the Upper Nile. They produced statues of primitive art with absent or truncated lower limbs, covered with graphic symbols, symbolizing the prestige of the chief, called "Isikimanji". The flared hairstyle, often surmounted by a horn at the top, is characteristic of the hairstyles acquired by the chiefs Totshi belonging to the association ikoho and evokes particular proverbs . It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. The face seems to be in meditation. The ringed neck surmounts a bust abundantly scarified, translating the wish of a social and ...


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Ancestor Figure Dengese Totshi
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statuette Dengese

A Central African people based in Kasai, a neighbour of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a common ancestor Mongo, some of whom are from the Upper Nile. They produced first art statues with absent or truncated lower limbs, covered with graphic symbols, symbolizing the prestige of the leader. The flared hairstyle topped with a top horn is characteristic of the hairstyles acquired by the heads Totshi belonging to the association ikoho and evokes particular proverbs. It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. The face seems to be in meditation. The neck has annals. In order to differentiate themselves socially and aesthetically, losangic scarifications are traced on the bust. The hands highlight the salient umbilical. Clear patina, few desication cracks.
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Statuette Ndengese Totshi
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statuette Ndengese

The female ancestor is depicted kneeling, hands on thighs. The flared hairstyle, sometimes topped with a top horn, is characteristic of the hairstyles acquired by the heads Totshi belonging to the association ikoho and evokes particular proverbs. It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. Embossed losangic scarifications, corresponding to a symbolic and other purely decorative graphics, are traced on the bust. Dark brown patina abraded.
Central African population based in Kasai, a neighbour of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a common ancestor Mongo, some of them from the Upper Nile. They produced first art statues with absent or truncated lower limbs, covered with graphic symbols, symbolizing the prestige of the leader. These statues were placed on the graves ...


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

An anthromopomorphic figure with realistic features, she is shown kneeling, hands on her thighs, her face imbued with serene concentration. The body is incised with losangic scarifications, adorned with wrist and ankle bracelets, indicating a high rank within the hierarchical society comprising four levels. The king etotshi was invested in elaborate ceremonies that were supposed to be a good thing. Etotoshi is also the name of the king's hairstyle and notables. The statue is encased with red tukula bark powder. Desication cracks.
Central African people based in Kasai, neighboring of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a common ancestor Mongo , some of them from Upper Nile. They produced statues with absent or truncated lower limbs. The Dengese sculpt male and emile ...


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Ancestor Ndengese s statuette fetish
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Ancestor Ndengese's statuette fetish

Ex-collection of African English art.

A Central African people established in Kasaï, a neighbor of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a Mongo common ancestor, some of them from Upper Nile. produces statues with absent or truncated lower limbs The flared hairstyle surmounted by a summit horn is characteristic for the hairstyles of the Totshi notables belonging to the ikoho association. It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. The triangular face in which realistic features appear in meditation.The neck has grooves that extend V on the chest. The narrow chest, abdomen and arms are dotted with annealed scarification in order to differentiate socially and the hands are joined under the raised umbilical capsule. The object was coated with tukula powder, a ...

Ancestor statue Ndengese Congo
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Ndengesé

A central African people based in Kasai, a neighbour of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a common ancestor Mongo, some of them from upper Nile. They produced statues of art first to the absent or truncated lower limbs, covered with graphic symbols, symbolizing the prestige of the leader. The flared hairstyle topped with a summit horn is characteristic of the hairstyles acquired by the Totshi chefs belonging to the association ikoho and evokes particular proverbs. It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. The face seems to be in meditation. The neck has a sling. The bust bears losangic scarifications in relief, with the aim of differentiating socially and aesthetically. The clasped hands highlight the protruding umbilical. Dark brown patina abraded. Desication ...


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