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Close to the Mangbetu and the Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are known for their Pongdudu masks, which were commissioned from the sculptor by the Kumu chief, who offered it to the most valiant warrior.


Jarre Boa/Mangbetu
African art > Jars, amphoras, pots, matakam > Boa container

Vase with a neck showing a human head with large ears. Sets of incised motifs decorate the sides, which show female attributes. Brown slip with reddish glints. Abrasions. Related to the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their anthropomorphic figures were undoubtedly used as part of rites charged with combating the witchcraft of the ndoki society. They are known for their mask with oversized ears, perforated like the ear pavilions of the Eastern Boa, the "bavobongo ". It gave an impressive appearance to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. The African art mask kpongadomba of the Boa was ordered by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior. It was then kept in the hut of his wife. Some ...


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Boa mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Boa mask

Contrasting colors for this variant of the African mask kpongadomba or " Pongdudu " which was supposed to make invulnerable. It was ordered by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior . It was then kept in his wife's hut. Velvety patina.br> Close to the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa would have used these masks for educational purposes with children, since the pacification of the Uele region.


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Boa Bavobongo mask
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Consisting of different planes of contrasting colors and provided with large ears, this African mask kpongadomba or " Pongdudu " was supposed to make invulnerable. Its appearance wanted to terrify the enemy. This mask of African art kpongadomba of Boa was ordered by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior . It was then kept in the hut of his wife. The oversized ears are perforated like the earlobes of the eastern Boa once were. The "bavobongo" has a mouth lined with teeth figured by sticks, and conferred an impressive appearance on its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. Velvety patina. Close to the Mangbetu and the Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa would have used these masks for ...


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Boa mask Kpongadomba, Pongdudu
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Boa Mask

Featuring circular ears, perforated like the ear pavilions of the Eastern Boa, the "bavobongo", and a toothed mouth, this African tribal mask gave an impressive appearance to its wearer.
Polychrome matte patina.
Supposed to make one invulnerable and with the aim of terrifying the enemy, the African mask kpongadomba or " Pongdudu " of the Boa was ordered by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior . It was then kept in his wife's hut. Close to the Mangbetu and the Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa have used these masks for educational purposes with children since the pacification of the Uele region.


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Boa Pongdudu Du Kpongadomba Mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Boa Mask

Supposed to make invulnerable and in order to terrify the enemy, the African art mask kpongadomba bodes was commanded by the leader kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior. He was then kept in his wife's box. With oversized ears, perforated as were once the eastern Boa ear pavilions, the " bavobongo ", and a mouth lined with teeth, it gave an impressive appearance to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. Close to the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa live on the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa are said to have used these masks for educational purposes with children since the pacification of the Uele region.


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Boa Pongdudu Shield
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Ex-collection of African American tribal art.
This shield is adorned with a mask pattern with oversized ears, perforated like the ear pavilions of the Eastern Boa, an operation called " bavobongo ". Supposed to make invulnerable and in order to terrify the enemy, the mask of African art kpongadomba of the Boa, or Pongdudu, was ordered by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior. It was then kept in his wife's hut. It conferred an impressive aspect to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. Farmers close to the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa live in the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa are said to have used these masks for educational purposes with children, since the pacification of the Uele region.
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Mask Boa Kpongadomba, Pongdudu
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Boa Mask

With oversized ears, perforated as were the earlobes of the Eastern Boa, the "bavobongo", and a mouth lined with sticks featuring scattered teeth, this African tribal mask conferred an impressive appearance on its wearer. Abraded semi-matt patina. Cracks of desiccation.

Supposed to make one invulnerable and with the aim of terrifying the enemy, the African mask kpongadomba or " Pongdudu " of the Boa was ordered by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior . It was then kept in his wife's hut. Close to the Mangbetu and the Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa have used these masks for educational purposes with children since the pacification of the Uele region.


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Boa Kpongadomba Mask
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Endowed with oversized ears, perforated as were once the pavilions of the ears of the Boa of the East, the "bavobongo", and a mouth filled with scattered animal teeth, This African tribal mask gave an impressive look to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. The red ochre here has faded and the kaolin coating has lost its whiteness. The surface remains velvety. Supposed to make invulnerable and in order to terrify the enemy, the African mask kpongadomba or "Pongdudu" of the Boa was commanded by the kumu chief who offered it to the most valiant warrior. He was then kept in his wife’s box. Close to mangbetu and Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa reportedly used these masks for educational purposes with children since ...


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Ex Italian African tribal art collection.

In addition to the mask bavobongo, or kpongadomba of the Boa with oversized ears, as were the ear pavilions of the Eastern Boa in the past, the Boa also carved another type of mask, such as this specimen whose use remains unknown. Under an ovoid forehead, the eyebrow arches shelter flattened orbits. The geometrical protruding nose runs towards a rectangular mouth filled with teeth. The winged ears frame the face laterally, protruding from the arches. The mask is divided into two colors, golden beige and cream.
Close to the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa are said to have used these masks to educate children since the pacification of the Uele region.


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Boa Bavobongo Mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Boa Mask

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.
Consisting of different planes of contrasting colors and provided with large ears, this African mask kpongadomba or " Pongdudu " was supposed to make it invulnerable. Its appearance wanted to terrify the enemy. This mask of African art kpongadomba of the Boa was ordered by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior. It was then kept in his wife's hut. The oversized ears are perforated like the ear pavilions of the Eastern Boa. The " bavobongo " has a mouth with teeth represented by sticks, and gave an impressive appearance to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. Locally abraded glossy patina.
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Female figure Boa
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Boa

Statuette endowed with a stylized face softened by a tiara cap, and ears reminiscent of those of the bavobongo mask. The superimposed spherical volumes, indicating the legs, form here a powerful contrast with the angular projections of the head and the bust on which come to rest the hands of the character. Mutilations and cracks. Shaded lustrous patina.
Close to the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their anthropomorphic figures were undoubtedly used in rituals to fight against the witchcraft of the ndoki . They are known for their masks with oversized ears, perforated like the ear pavilions of the Eastern Boa, the " bavobongo ". It conferred an impressive aspect to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast ...


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Boa Bavobongo Mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Boa Mask

A variant of the mask bavobongo, this mask was supposed to make it invulnerable. His appearance wanted to terrify the enemy. This mask of African art kpongadomba des Boa was commissioned by chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior. It was then kept in his wife's hut. Equipped with oversized ears, perforated as were once the pavilions of the ears of the Eastern Boa, the bavobongo, and a mouth lined with teeth depicted by hatches on this copy, it gave an impressive appearance to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. The mass of the forehead extended by the nose confers here all the strength of the sculpture. Mate patina with a polychrome dotillage.
Proches of the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa live in the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of ...


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Boa figurines
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Boa figurines

Close to the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their anthropomorphic figures were probably used in rituals to combat the witchcraft of ndoki society . A certain assurance emanates from the attitude of this character firmly established on his legs apart. The dorsal rib extends to a tip buttock. The treatment of the limbs, in crenellation, is sometimes also found in the statuary of the neighbouring Ubangi region. Black brown patina with mahogany highlights, matte residual inlays. White pigments. Erosion on the inner part of a leg.

They are known for their masks with oversized ears, perforated as the pavilions of the ears of the eastern Boa, the bavobongo. It gave an impressive appearance to its wearer, accentuated by the ...


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Panel Boa Kpongadomba, Pongdudu
African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Boa panel

Supposed to render invulnerable and in order to terrify the enemy, the African art mask kpongadomba des boa was commanded by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior. It was then kept in his wife's hut. This panel intended to be hung in the boxes is carved from a mask motif with oversized ears, perforated like the pavilions of the ears of the Eastern Boa, the bavobongo. It gave an impressive appearance to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. Close to the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa live in the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boas have reportedly used these masks for educational purposes with children, since the pacification of the Uele region.
Patine polychrome matte, dandruff. Abrasions, restorations using metal staples.


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