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Statue Zande
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Belgian African art collection.
Sculpture integrating the wide variety of objects of the Yanda cult whose inventive composition is declined in characters placed back to back forming a hybrid being of supernatural aspect. Brown oily patina, grainy residue.
Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered cannibals, the tribes grouped together under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled, coming 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 is transformed upon his death into an animal-totem 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, exalting the ...


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Zande mask
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Among the great stylistic variety of Zande sculptures, this African mask bears linear marks referring to the keloids in use. Under the slightly overhanging forehead, the eyes are simply hollowed out in an almond shape, the wide, triangular nose, and the hollowed, incised mouth, lets imagine the teeth. Chipped polychrome patina.
Height on base: 39 cm.
Formerly designated under the name "Niam-Niam" because considered as cannibals, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled, coming 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 which is transformed upon his death into an animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the Zande, or ...


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

Statuette of very structured design, displaying between cylindrical ears a narrow head crossed by a deep groove. Fetish materials are embedded in the umbilical hollow.
Brown satin patina.
Slight erosions.
Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered cannibals, the tribes grouped together under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled, coming from Chad, on the border of the D.R.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. The Zande, or "those who own a lot of land", use two types of statues: Kudu statues with a height between 30 and 50 cm represent ancestors. There are also so-called Yanda statues of 10 to 20 cm, in animal or human form, having an apotropaic role which were exhibited during the divinatory rites during the rituals of the ...


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Zande figure
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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Zande statue
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Of a particularly creative design, this sculpted figure breaks down into three blocks: a large and strange head on which develop huge ear flaps, a bust flanked by arcs of circles which would represent truncated arms, stocky legs with muscular globular framing a male sex placed in evidence. Sculpted details punctuate the morphology, realistic gaze with hollowed-out pupils, incisions.
Dark satin patina, warm reflections. Lacks.
Formerly designated under the name "Niam-Niam" because considered as cannibals, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled, coming 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 which is transformed upon his death into an ...


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Zande figure
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Belgian African art collection.
African art has two types of Azande statues: Kudu statues, with a height of between 30 and 50 cm representing ancestors, and Yanda statues of 10 to 20 cm, in animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exposed during the divinatory rites during the rituals of the Mani society. Stylized, geometric structure for this Yanda figure carried by spread legs. Clear matte patina.
Formerly designated under the name "Niam-Niam" because considered as cannibals, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled, coming 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 which is transformed upon his death into an animal-totem of the clan to ...


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Tambour Zande
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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 fetish Yanda Zandé, Azande
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African art counts two types of Azande statues: The statues Kudu , with a height of between 30 and 50 cm 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 .
Structure stylized, geometric, for this Yanda figure devoid of arms, carried by legs apart, semi-restended. Encrusted curies, a nasal ridge hatched with scarifications, wide earrings, make up a female face.
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Zande fetish
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This Zande sculpture, with a vaguely animal appearance, is characterized by its ovoid head, topped with a tuft of feathers, and offering minimalist features framed by large rhombic ears. The bust bears small stylized arms surmounting a protuberant abdomen. Parallel incisions would refer to traditional scarifications. Grainy reddish-brown, powdery patina, erosions.
African art has two types of Azande statues: The Kudu statues, which are between 30 and 50 cm high, represent ancestors, and the Yanda statues of 10 to 20 cm, in 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 cannibals, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azandé, ...


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Statue Zandé
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An anthropomorphic Figure Zande with a triangular face sheltered under a spherical helmet headdress. The profile is marked by a straight nasal ridge emerging under the visor. The arms emerging in the back are huddled close to the body, hands clasped under the chin. They reveal a bust whose bulge widens to short bent legs. Punctures on the ear.
An interesting, dark, matte patina, cracked, lets perceive red pigments under-yellowing. Lack slack at one of the feet.
Formerly 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 Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms upon his ...


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Zande mask
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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 mask
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Ex-French African art collection.

Shallow African Zande or Nzakara mask, incised with patterns corresponding to the scarifications, embellished with teeth and a metal ring. Thick locally chipped brown patina, abrasions.
Height on base: 48 cm.
Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered cannibals, 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 is transformed upon his death into an 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 art consisting of spoons, receptacles, pipes and harps, counts ...


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

African art has two types of Azande statues: The Kudu statues, which are between 30 and 50 cm high, represent ancestors, and the Yanda statues of 10 to 20 cm, in animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during the divinatory rites during the rituals of the Mani society. Small female figure established on strong crenellated legs, which has a slender bust, framed by rounded arms. The sunken pupils are lodged under horizontal eyebrows, the simply hollowed-out mouth forms a slight grin. The character wears a toque-type cap. Glossy dark patina revealing the grain of the wood. Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered cannibals, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azandé, settled from Chad on the border of the DRC (Zaire), Sudan and ...


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Zande mask
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Extended orbits of ample ears particularize this African Zande mask with a somewhat animal character. Zande masks were used during funeral ceremonies in the mani society.
Grainy matte patina.
Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered cannibals, 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 is transformed upon his death into an 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 art consisting of spoons, receptacles, pipes and harps, counts two types of statues: Kudu statues with a ...


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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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Sanza Zande
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Very widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, this anthropomorphic musical instrument or sanza on which metal strips have been fixed, the bust of the statue forming a sound box. The thumbs of both hands will rest on the soundboard to vibrate the front ends of the tongues.
Crusty patina.
Formerly referred to as "Niam-Niam" because they were considered cannibals, the tribes grouped together 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 is transformed upon his death into an animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the Zande, or "those who own a lot of land", consists mainly of a court art ...


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Zande Mask
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Atypical mask with a narrow, gracefully oblong face that can make one think of an animal's snout. Zande masks were used during the funeral ceremonies of the mani society. Satin patina.
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 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", apart from their court art composed of spoons, receptacles, pipes and harps, has two types of statues: Kudu statues, 30 to 50 cm high, represent ...


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Gelede Yoruba crest mask
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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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