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Ngbandi figure
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Ngbandi figure

Geometric appearance for a statuette suggesting a certain physical vigor, the musculature of the arms and legs being effectively signified. The powerful bust is notched with signs associated with the group's scarifications.
Oiled, golden patina.
Among the many carved objects relating to hunting and magic, this protective female statuette, may represent the Ngbirondo spirit acting as guardian of the village.
Funeral statues were also used, and sculptures of a couple yangba and his sister, equivalent to the Seto and Nabo ancestors of the Ngbaka.

The Ngbaka are a homogeneous people of northwestern D.R.C., south of the Ubangi. The Ngbandi live in the east ( on the left bank of the Ubangi) and the Ngombe in the south. The initiation of youth, ...


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Couple of Ngbandi statues
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Ngbandi statues

Among the Ngbandi, funerary statues were used, and sculptures of a couple yangba and his sister, equivalent to the Seto and Nabo ancestors of the Ngbaka.

Arranged on altars, they received daily offerings and prayers.

Dark glossy patina. Rehauts of kaolin. Desiccation cracks.
The Ngbaka are a homogeneous people of northwestern D.R.C., south of the Ubangui River. The Ngbandi live in the east ( on the left bank of the Ubangi) and the Ngombe in the south. The initiation of youth, "gaza" or "ganza" (which gives strength) among the Ngbaka and Ngbandi, has many similarities, through endurance tests, songs and dances. The rites required the presence of sculptures of ancestors. It was after a period of time away from the village that circumcision and ...


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Ngbandi, Wangandi mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Gbandi mask

The Ngbaka, Ngbandi and Ngombe wear a scarification on the forehead that extends over the bridge of the nose, the particularity of the Ngombe remaining, however, the "v" shaped keloids. This type of mask appeared in pairs during the Ngbandi Gaza initiations. Dark patina, colored highlights. In northwestern Zaire, south of the Ubangi River, on the banks of the Lualaba, live the 120000 Ngombe of Bantu language, led by a chief and a warrior society Elombe . Their neighbors are the Ngbandi and Ngbaka whose statuary has influenced their tribal sculpture, and various banda groups. Their geometric-looking masks are used during the rites of the mani society. In addition, they produce hunting fetishes with protective purposes, and prestige objects decorated with tapestry nails.


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Female figure Ngbandi Ngbirondo
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Ngbandi

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.

Among the many sculpted objects relating to hasse and magic, this stylized protective female statuette could represent the spirit Ngbirondo acting as guardian of the village. Funeral statues were also used, and couple sculptures yangba and sister, equivalent to the Seto and Nabo ancestors of Ngbaka. The pointed chin and the scarfication on the ridge of the nose is characteristic of the ethnicity. Thick, dark patina, lumpy and cracked.
The Ngbaka form a homogeneous people from the north-west of the R.D.C., south of Ubangui. The Ngbandi live to the east (on the left bank of the Oubangui) and the Ngombe to the south. The initiation of young people, 'gaza' or 'ganza' (which gives strength) in the Ngbaka and Ngbandi, has many similarities, ...


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Statuette Ngbandi / Ngbaka
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statuette Ngbandi

Among the many carved objects related to hasse and magic, this protective female statuette could represent the spirit Ngbirondo acting as a guardian of the village. Funerary statues were also used, and sculptures of a couple yangba and their sister, equivalent to the Seto and Nabo ancestors of the Ngbaka. Characteristics of the Ngbaka and neighboring Ngbandi, facial scarification. The tubular bust is here streaked with striations and graphic signs, while the neck is adorned with a thick cowrie necklace. Short, bent arms frame the body, which is carried by thick, crenellated legs. Beautiful satin black aptine.
The Ngbaka form a homogeneous people from the northwest of the D.R.C., south of Ubangui. The Ngbandi live in the east (on the left bank of the Oubangui) and the Ngombe ...


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Charm Ngbandi
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African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Charm Ngbandi

Among the many sculpted objects related to hunting and magic, this type of small stylized female statuette served as a charm for the high-ranking members belonging to the company Lombe.Belle glossy dark brown patina.
The Ngbaka form a homogeneous people from the north-west of the R.D.C., south of Ubangui. The Ngandi live to the east and the Ngombe to the south. The initiation of young people, "gaza" or "ganza" (which gives strength) to the Ngbaka and Ngbandi, presents many similarities, through endurance tests, songs and dances. The rites required the presence of sculptures of ancestors. Circumcision and excision were performed after a period of remoteness from the village. The closing ceremony was accompanied by musical instruments such as the linga drum and large slit drums.


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