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Statue Yaka / Zombo
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Ex-German African art collection.

Male figure solidly established on large digitised feet, and whose hands with joined palms spread out in a fan on the bust. The smiling face has immense whitened orbits in the center of which the eyelids appear closed, and a nose reduced to a hooked tip. Velvety matte patina. Scaled residue of kaolin. Cracks of desiccation, erosions.
Neighbors of the Yaka and the Kongo in the west of ex-Zaire, the Zombo fear, like the Kongo clans, the god named Nzambi. Their soothsayers use fetishes similar to those of the Kongo, but the ceremonies associated with initatiatic rites derive from Yaka traditions. Fetish carvings are used by the ngangas in order to protect against bad fate, to heal or to bring luck, wealth and fertility. Their polychrome ...


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Sceptre Zombo/ Nkanu
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Sceptre Nkanu

Among the Yaka, Eastern Kongo, Nkanu and Zombo, the sound of the drum covered the moans of circumcision, drove out malevolent spirits, and encouraged future initiates. This scepter is sculpted from a tambourine figure, the eyes are surrounded by deep orbits and the nose slightly upturned. Break can't be seen on one leg. Glossy patina, red ochre residue.
High on a base: 35 cm.
Voisins of the Yaka and Kongo in the west of the former Zaire, the Zombo fear, like the Kongo clans, the god named Nzambi. Their soothsayers use fetishes similar to those of the Kongo, but the ceremonies associated with the initiation rites stem from Yaka traditions. Fetish sculptures are used by ngangas to protect against evil, heal or cause luck, wealth and fertility. Their art is very similar to that ...


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Zombo fetish statuette
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statuette Zombo

Neighbouring the Yaka and Kongo in the west of the former Zaire, the Zombo fear, like the Kongo clans, the god named Nzambi. Their soothsayers use fetishes similar to those of the Kongo, but the ceremonies associated with initatiatic rites stem from yaka traditions. Fetish sculptures are used by the ngangas to protect against evil fate, heal or provoke luck, wealth and fertility.
Little anthropomorphic figure depicted wearing a European-style hat, she appears to be wearing a vest on which her hands rest. The wide orbits recall the yaka statuary but also chokwe, the latter living further south.
Brown patina, apparent veining, traces of indigo ritual anointings.


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