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Kota/Sangu braided rattle
African art > Tam Tam, Djembe, musical instruments > Kota rattle

Musical instruments, indispensable accessories of traditional African art. Accessory accompanying the various ceremonies and ritual dances, this rattle in the form of a woven basket is extended with a handle. The whole is decorated with a face of ancestor of the bwete such as those plated with metal strips that surmount the reliquary baskets. Plant elements, seeds for example, introduced into the body of the instrument, clashed during rhythmic dances producing a soft sound.
The Bakota live in the eastern part of Gabon, which is rich in iron ore, and some in the Republic of Congo. The blacksmith, in addition to woodcarving, made tools for agricultural work as well as ritual weapons. The sculptures playing the role of "medium" between the living and the dead who watched ...


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Mask Vuvi / Tsogho Gabon
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Vuvi Mask

Related to the African Okuyi masks of the Punu tribes Shira , African masks produced by the peripheral groups, Vuvi, Galoa and Mitsogho, are also covered with white pigments with apotropaic aims. Some, discreetly polychrome like our copy, sport burgundy red highlights. The slanted visor headdress, reminiscent of a hair fashion in the Shira group, was the front part of a cozy hairstyle. Lacking scarifications, it has protruding eyelids, a triangular nose and a diamond mouth that seems to emit a breath. Erosions. Powdery and grainy patina.
The Mitsogho , Sogho, is established in a forested area on the right bank of the Ngoumé River. The company Bwiti , or Bweté, which has a system of reliquaries comparable to that of the Fang and Kota, formed the cohesion of the mitsogho families. ...


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Small Tsogho mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Tsogho Mask

Ex-collection French African tribal art
Dred volumes and delicately treated features are the prerogative of this reduced mask. Satin patina.
Appeared to the Okuyi African masks of Punu ethnic groups tribes Shira , African masks produced by peripheral groups, Vuvi, Galoa and Mitsogho, and the Masangos located east of the Mitsoghos, are also covered with white pigments with an apotropaic purpose. br / The Mitsogho, Sogho, is established in a forested region on the right bank of the Ngoumé River in central Gabon. The male initiation society Bwiti which has a system of reliquaries comparable to that of the Fang and Kota, formed the cohesion of the Mitsogho families. Their masks were displayed at the funeral, and stored in the men's initiation house ebanza . The Vuvi produced ...


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Vouvi / Tsogho reliquary statue
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Mitsogho

Ex-French African art collection.
African masks and statues from groups neighbouring groups Punu, Shira and Lumbo, Vuvi, Galoa and Mitsogho , are also coated with white pigments for apotropaic purposes. This Tsogho statue, or Mitsogho, polychrome, is dressed in a raffia loincloth, part of which encircles one of the wrists. It also has a necklace holding metal amulets. Offering a triangular nose highlighted by the bulging cheeks, the face is marked with a black losangic stripe on the forehead, the one crossing the chin suggesting the beard worn by the Vuvi dignitaries. The look formed of stretched eyelids is a beauty criterion called mighembe . The back is incised with a deep groove forming reliquary. Kaolin crusty patina, charcoal and red ochre tops. One of the feet is eroded. The ...

Tsogho Vuvi ancestral mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Mitsogho Mask

Ofading African Okuyi masks of the Punu Shira tribes, African masks produced by the peripheral groups, Vuvi, Galoa and Mitsogho, are also covered with white pigments for apotropaic purposes. Some, polychrome like our copy, have red ochre highlights. The slanted visor headdress, reminiscent of a hair fashion in the Shira group, was the front part of a hairstyle with shells. Devoid of scarifications, it has a nose and a triangular mouth highlighted by the bulging of the cheeks, seeming to form a breath. An appendage like a handle allows it to be placed in front of the face. A raffia collar embellishes the whole thing. The ethnic group Mitsogho is established in a forested area on the right bank of the Ngoumé River. The company Bwiti , which has a reliquary system comparable to that of the ...


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Statue Vuvi / Mitsogho
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Vuvi

African masks and statues from the neighbouring groups of the Punu Shira and Lumbo ethnic groups, the Vuvi, Galoa and Mitsogho, are also coated with white pigments for apotropaic purpose. This figure, dressed in a raffia loincloth, is enhanced with a well-preserved polychromy. With a nose and a triangular mouth highlighted by the bulging cheeks, the face is marked with a black median stripe on the forehead, the one crossing the chin suggesting the beard worn by the Vuvi dignitaries. The look formed of stretched eyelids is a beauty criterion called mighembe . The ethnic group Mitsogho is established in a forested area on the right bank of the Ngoumé River. The society Bwiti shared by other ethnic groups in Gabon, formed the cohesion of the mitsogho families. It has a reliquary system ...


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