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The Beembe are neighbours of the Kongo in the west of the DRC. The Beembe originally formed the Kongo kingdom with the Vili, Yombe, Bwende and Woyo. The Beembe statuary is idealised with male ancestors, kitebi or bimbi consecrated by the witchdoctor, with attributes of hunters or healers.


Beembé Fly-Hunting Channel
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Beembé figure

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.

Small, meticulously sculpted figure, with large digitized hands placed in front of the bust, and under which a pastille indicates the umbilicus. The legs are fleshy, tight, and half bent. The face with stylized features appears meditative. Satin patina with granular residual incrustations. Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo (formerly Brazzaville), and not to be confused with the Bembé group north of Lake Tanganinyika, the small group Babembé, Béembé, was influenced by the Teke rites and culture, but especially by that of the Kongo. Settled in the current Republic of Congo, the Béembé originally formed the kingdom of the Kongo, with the Vili, Yombé, Bwendé and Woyo. They were under the tutelage of the king ntotela ...


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Beembé loom
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Beembé loom

The decorative figure sculpted in the round, adorning this loom stirrup, is that of a clan ancestor. The eyes are sometimes set with ivory, earthenware or horn. Blond wood.
Satin patina, cracks of desiccation.
Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo, formerly Brazzaville, and not to be confused with the Bembé group from the north of Lake Tanganinyika, the small Babembé , Béembé , group was influenced by the Téké rites and culture, but especially by that of the Kongo. Settled in the current Republic of Congo, the Béembé originally formed the kingdom of the Kongo, with the Vili, Yombé, Bwendé and Woyo. They were under the tutelage of the king ntotela elected by the governors. The trade in ivory, copper and slaves constituted the main ...


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Beembé Ritual Spoon
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Beembe Spoon

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
This statuette with a stretched bust, camped on muscular lower limbs and broad feet, forms the handle of our spoon. The face of a beautiful oval is wearing the characteristic cap. Sometimes set with ivory, earthenware or horn, almond eyes are hollowed out. There is a crack on the edge of the spoon. Very nice oiled patina honey color. Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo ex. Brazzaville, the small group of The Babembé was influenced by the Rites and Culture Téké, but especially by that of the Kongo.Before a hunt, for it to be fruitful, the nga-bula , village chief, intercede with ancestors through statuettes kneeling in the position of a hunter. The idealized representations of male ancestors, kitebi or bimbi consecrated by ...


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Female figure Bwendé, Bembé
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Bembé

This female figure with horn-set eyes is linked to fertility rites. The body is treated in rounded, stocky volumes, carried by oversized feet firmly anchored. The keloidal tattoos testify to the successive stages of initiation to which the individual has been subjected. Maroon brown patina.
Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo ex. Brazzaville, and not to be confused with the Bembe group from the north of Lake Tanganinyika, the small Babembe group was influenced by the rites and culture of the Teke, but especially by that of the Kongo. Settled in the present-day Republic of Congo, the Béembé originally formed the Kongo kingdom, along with the Vili, Yombé, Bwendé and Woyo. They were under the tutelage of the king ntotela elected by the governors. The ...


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Biteki Bembe, Béembé figure
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Ex-collection French tribal art.
Beembé are appreciated in African art for the care and finishing of ancestor sculptures for fertility and healing rituals.
Figure male, legs spread half-flexed, with wide feet, which would be represented in the dance position. Intricate lyeloid tattoos are drawn in relief from the chest to the pubis. These scarifications bear witness to the successive stages of initiation to which an individual has been subjected. Sometimes set with ivory or earthenware, almond eyes are encrusted with light wood. Polished surface with a mahogany and brown patina. Lack on one of the feet. Black wooden base extra on request. Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo ex. Brazzaville, and not to be confused with the Bembé group north of Lake ...

Beembé ancestor figure, Bembé
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Statuette of male ancestor Bembé,Béembé, which has, engraved on the bust, body marks associated with scarifications, witnesses of the social and initiation evolution of the individual, specific to Kongo cultures. The look is set with bone. The character adopts the pose of dignitaries during interviews. Glossy patina.
Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo ex. Brazzaville, the small group of Babembé (pl.) was influenced by the Teké rites and culture, but especially by that of the Kongo. Indeed the Beembé, or Babembé, together with the Vili, Yombé, Bwendé and Woyo, were once part of the tribes of the Kongo kingdom.Before a hunt, for it to be fruitful, the nga-bula , chief of the village, interceded with the ancestors through statuettes kneeling in the position ...

Beembé Ritual Fetish, Babembé
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Ex-Belgian African art collection.
The nails inserted on the abdomen of this African statue, among a cluster of ossicles, cords, plant fibres, animal hairs, clumped together by crusty clay coatings, were supposed to arouse, according to Babembé animist beliefs, the favor and the protection of spirits. The eyes of this character are encrusted with horn, characteristic of the statuary of the Babembé. Dark brown satin skate. Settled in the present-day Republic of Congo, the Beemba, Babembé, originally formed the Kongo kingdom, along with the Vili, Yombé, Bwendé and Woyo. They were under the tutelage of King ntotela elected by the governors. The ivory trade, copper and slaves were their main resources. The village leader, nga-bula, was responsible for interceding with the ancestors. ...

Statue of ancestor Beembé Kitebi
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Intricate lyeloid tattoos, distinctive of African tribal art beembé as well as the headdress and beard, are reliefed on the elongated bust this figure camped on large digitized feet. These scarifications bear witness to the successive stages of initiation to which an individual has been subjected. Sometimes set with ivory, earthenware or horn, almond eyes are encrusted with horn. Desication cracks. Mahogany brown patina with icy highlights. Established on the plateaus of the People's Republic of Congo ex. Brazzaville, the small Babembé group was influenced by the Teké rites and culture, but especially by that of the Kongo. The Beembé originally formed the kingdom of Kongo, with the Vili, Yombé, Bwendé and Woyo.Before a hunt, for it to be fruitful, the nga-bula , chief of the village, ...





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