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Statuette Ngbaka
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Ngbaka Fetish

The Ubangian crucible has produced many statuettes that share certain similarities, such as a heart-shaped face, as in the Ogooué River region of Gabon. Some authors (Celenko 1983) have attributed this type of work to the Zande living north of the Ngbaka.The Ngbaka form a homogeneous people of the north-west of the R.D.C., south of Ubangui. The Ngandi live to the east and the Ngombe to the south. A nasal ridge running up to the mouth here divides the large concave orbits characterizing the ovoid face of this hermaphrodite character. The rounded volumes of the body follow one another with rhythm from the head, with a rounded back bearing forward two small short arms gathered around the chest, a narrow bust widening towards developed lower limbs carried by massive feet.
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Zande Nazeze figure fetish
African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Zande figure

A bust in capsule, punctuated with a cowrie, established on two legs, the whole surmounted by a voluminous head, blind, where the size of the ear pavilions calls out... the whole is articulated with creativity for this statuette of the Mani-Yanda cult. Satin patina. Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they were considered anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the D.R.C.(Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms into the animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs upon his death. Their sculptures have been linked to their secret society since the early 20th century, the Mani, exalting the importance of women. Their ...


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Gelede Yoruba crest mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Gelede mask

African mask, crest with bulging eyes and deep incisions on the face, characteristic of the Yoruba style. A particularity in African art, the Gelede cult has entered the contemporary heritage, based on ancestral traditions: Unesco has registered it in the ICP (Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) in 2008. Lustrous patina, abrasions.
The ceremonies of the Gelede ,Efe, are mostly practiced in the western Yoruba kingdoms. They are used in masquerades dedicated to women in their maternal dimension, and more specifically to the "Supreme Mother", whose identity varies from town to town. These celebrations are meant to remind women of their maternal responsibilities and encourage them to ...


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Zande, Azande mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Zande mask

Among the great stylistic variety of Zande sculptures, this mask takes up the features of some of their ancestor statues often appearing in pairs. The eyes pierced under a continuous, protruding arch of the eyebrows, the rounded cheeks and the metal rings are among the distinctive features of their faces. Grainy satin patina. Height on base: 43 cm. Formerly known as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered to be anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled from Chad on the border of the DRC (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms into the animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs upon his death. The African tribal art of the Zande, or "those who own a lot ...


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Zande male figure
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Zande figure

The Zande mainly carved two types of statues, the Kudu, between 30 and 50 cm high represent ancestors, and the Yanda statues of 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the Mani society. This statuette, whose face with a flat chin forms an overhang, offers reduced arms and stubby, spread-out lower limbs. Beige patina encrusted with kaolin. Desiccation cracks and erosions. Formerly known as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered to be anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled from Chad on the border of the DRC (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms into the animal-totem of ...


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Zande figure of the Yanda cult
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Zande figure

Anthropomorphic sculpture Yanda, depicting a stocky woman carried by thick, half-bent legs, widely spread. The face framed by large circular ears is characterized by a heart-shaped carved face. The jewelry and the belt are made of metal. Abraded grainy patina.
African art counts two types of Azande statues: The Kudu statues, with a height of between 30 and 50 cm represent ancestors, and the Yanda statues of 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the Mani society. br> Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the D.R.C.(Zaire), Sudan and the Central African ...


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Zande figure of the Yanda cult
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African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Zande figure

Stylized Yanda figure, with a bust devoid of arms imprisoned in metal wire, carried by wide, semi-flexed legs. The nasal bridge is hatched with scarification marks, the earrings are missing. Grainy satin patina. African art counts two types of Azande statues: The statues Kudu , of a height between 30 and 50 cm represent ancestors, and the Yanda statues of 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the Mani society. br> Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the D.R.C.(Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two ...


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Figures Zande Mani-Yanda
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Zande figurines

This Yanda sculpture consists of a tubular bust on which the arms form an angular relief. The widely spread legs rest on cylindrical feet. The head, extravagant, where the features pierce in the center of a braided hairstyle, gives all its character to this type of statuette.
Patine mate, desicit cracks. Kaolin residue.
African art counts two types of Azande statues: The statues Kudu, between 30 and 50 cm high, represent ancestors, and statues Yanda 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the society Mani . Formerly referred to as the name Niam-Niam because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. ...


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

A sharp profile, a long, barely bulging bust, and angular legs ending in points: this statuette integrates the great variety of styles of sculptures dedicated to the Yanda cult. Bright, brown patina with mahogany highlights. Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they were considered anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the D.R.C.(Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms into the animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs upon his death. Their sculptures have been linked to their secret society since the early 20th century, the Mani, exalting the importance of women. Their Yanda statuettes, exhibited during ...


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Zande Slot Drum, Azande
African art > Tam Tam, Djembe, musical instruments > Tambour Zande

A zande percussion musical, this wooden idiophone is carved from a human bust. It extends in the shape of a dugout at the feet of which a character is depicted sitting, hands on ears. A long slit acts as a resonance opening. The walls are engraved with different decorative motifs. Satin patina.
odies referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of R.D.C.(Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of whom turns into a totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the Zande, or "these who own a lot of land", apart from their court art consisting of spoons, receptable, pipes and ...


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Statuette of the cult Mani-Yanda Zande
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African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Zande Fetish

Among the sculptures of Azande African art, they types stand out: The statues Kudu , with a height between 30 and 50 cm represent ancestors, and statues Yanda from 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exposed during the divinatory rites during the rituals of the society Mani . Perched on a rounded promontory, our figure is represented in a dynamic gesture. The thickened nape of the neck of the figure forms an unusual specificity. Only a protrusion indicates the presence of ears on either side of a face in which a powerful gaze pierces. Lustrous black patina. br> Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name Zande, Azandé, came from Chad to settle on the border of the Democratic ...

Pipe Zande, Azande
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Statue Zandé

African tribal art counts two types of Azande statues.
This Zande ritual pipe offers a face with wide heart orbits that a middle ridge divides. Notches form the character's nose and mouth. Cauris are encrusted, showing half-closed eyelids. Wicker fills the neck, ears, and base of the pipe. The furnace symbolically placed at the level of umbilical prominence brings a special singularity to this object. The whole thing is coated with a crusty black brown patina.
Kudu statues between 30 and 50 cm high represent ancestors. There are also statues known as Yanda of 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role and being exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the Mani society. Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam because they are considered ...


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Zande fetish statuette
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African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Zande Figurines

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.

Small human figure, stocky, without arms, she has a spherical head whose pupils are inlaid with upholstery nails. Deep arched notches form the ears. It is embellished with linear motifs associated with the scarification of the clan and large metal rings. Surface grained, satin finish.
The Zande produced two types of works, the Kudu , between 30 and 50 cm high, representing ancestors, and the Yanda statues between 10 and 20 cm high, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during the divinatory rites during the rituals of the Mani society. Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name Zande, Azandé, settled in Chad on the border of the DRC ...


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Mask Zande or Ngbandi Ubangi
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Masque Zande

The wooden labret that runs through the upper lip of this mask would once have been a specificity of the groups of the north-west of the Ubangi. The slight shape of the forehead, cheekbones and chin give realism to this mask on which clumped particles have left a crusty deposit at the mouth and on the headdress. The dark patina has age erosions, revealing the underlying light wood.
Onesses referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of whom turns into a totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the Zande, or ", which ...


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Zande, Azande mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Zande mask

African Zande mask with oblique eyelids, a long nose with linear scarification, and a smiling mouth in the flat of the face. Various motifs, associated with traditional tribal and keloid paintings, embellish the physiognomy. Brown patina locally abraded, residual ochre incrustations.
Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name Zande, Azandé, came from Chad to settle on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which is transformed at his death into the animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the Zande, or "those who own a lot of land", apart from their court ...


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Zande mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Zande mask

African Zande mask with obliquely cut eyelids, a long nose with linear scarification marks, and a smiling mouth set into the flatness of the face. Incised motifs, associated with traditional tribal paintings and keloids, adorn the face. Two-tone patina locally abraded, residual inlays of kaolin. Indigenous restoration, missing on the contours. Formerly known as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered to be anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled from Chad on the border of the DRC (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms into the animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs upon his death. The African tribal art of the Zande, or "those who own a lot of land", ...


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Zande caryatid stool
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African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Zande stool

Formerly known as "Niam-Niam" because considered as cannibals, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azande, settled, coming from Chad, on the border of the DRC (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs the man would be endowed with two souls, one of which transforms when he dies as an animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs. A seated figure supports a circular seat glossed by use. The statue with circled eyes of kaolin has a convex abdomen, and a body with somewhat zoomorphic characteristics. Brass nails emphasize the bust and legs. A wide circular base supports everything. The African tribal art of Zande, or "those who own a lot of land", apart from their art of court composed of spoons, receptacles, pipes and harps, marked by the influence ...


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Ancestor figure Zande, Azande
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Zande

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.
The Zande sculpted a very wide variety of ritual objects. The figure opposite would constitute the support of the spirit of a female ancestor. There are similarities with the Mangbetu sculpture. Frequent contacts with the latter have indeed allowed the diffusion of their culture within the Zande. Oiled black patina.
Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they were considered anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled on the border of the DRC (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic from Chad. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which is transformed upon his death into the animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs. Their sculptures have been linked to their ...


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Zande Nazeze statuette of the Mani-yanda cult
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African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Zande Fetish

A bulging bust with no arms, short legs under the hip ring, and a small triangular head adorned with earrings. These form with pearl necklaces the only accessories dressing our fetish. Despite the simplicity of the features, the face is surprisingly expressive.

GrayedPatine. Shard on one foot.
odies referred to as Niam-Niam because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled from Chad on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of whom turns into a totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. Their sculptures have been linked to their secret society since the beginning of the 20th century, the Mani, extolling the importance ...

Lamellophone figurative Zande
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African art > Tam Tam, Djembe, musical instruments > Sanza Zande

Alted in Central Africa, this musical instrument or sanza consists of a sounding board here taking on the appearance of the bust of a male figure. Parallel blades have been attached to it. The thumbs of both hands will lean on the soundboard to vibrate the anterior ends of the tabs. The sculptor's creativity, coupled with a great aesthetic sense, is manifested by the reminder of the vertical arrangement of the tabs in the digitized fingers and feet, which punctuates his work. Red-brown oiled patina with kaolin highlights. Formerly referred to as the name Niam-Niam because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande, Azandé, settled from Chad on the border of R.D.C.(Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed ...

Sanza anthropomorphe Zande
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African art > Tam Tam, Djembe, musical instruments > Sanza Zande

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.

Widespread in Central Africa, this musical instrument or sanza consists of a resonant body taking here the appearance of the bust of a human figure. Metal tongues have been attached to it. The thumbs of both hands will lean on the soundboard to vibrate the front ends of the tongues. Dark satin patina, abrasions.
Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered anthropophagous, the tribes grouped under the name Zande, Azandé, came from Chad to settle on the border of the D.R.C.(Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is said to be endowed with two souls, one of which is transformed at his death into a totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the ...


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