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Masque Kumu, Komo
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This African mask where the spectacular play of solids and voids forms a balanced volume comes from the Ituri forest in northern Maniema. The amplitude of the nose and the ovoid shape of the upper part are enhanced by these geometric gapes expressing ancestral emotions. Irregular satin surface. Total height on adapted base: 52 cm.
The Kumu, Bakumu and Komo, live mainly in the North-East and central Areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the Lengola, and the Metoko. Their artistic production also has great similarities with that of the Metoko and Lengola. Their divination masks were displayed during the closing ceremonies of the initiation and ...


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Kumu, Komo mask
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African mask whose pastillage bears the imprint of the pygmy influence. A ridge divides the forehead and extends over the nose, while the widely hollowed out eyes are atypical. The pouting mouth reveals a row of spaced teeth. Matt patina, old polychromy. Abrasions and lacks on the contours. According to M.L. Félix, the African masks produced by the clans living in the north of the Ituri region mostly adopt stylized features sculpted on a shallow base, and their decoration evokes the animal world, accompanied by color pigments similar to those that adorn the bodies during initiation rites. Similar masks, decorated with dotted lines, were however worn in Ubangi by the Ndunga and Zande of the northeast, where initiates and elders wore this type of body paint on certain ...


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Masque Kumu, Komo
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Almost flat surface for this kumu mask marked with dark details, the perforations reminiscent of the paintings adorning the bodies during ritual ceremonies. Geometrical gaps form the eyes and the toothed mouth. On the other hand, the straight, short nose has small holes representing the nostrils. The raffia beard is still present on this specimen. Abraded patina.
Height on pedestal: 48 cm.
The Kumu, Bakumu, Komo, live mainly in the northeast and center in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined with similar associations: the Mbole, Yela, Lengola, and Metoko. Their artistic production has also great similarities with that of the Metoko and Lengola. Their divination masks were displayed ...


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Masque Kumu, Komo
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Komo Mask

According to M.L. Félix, the African masks produced by the clans living in the north of the Ituri region mostly adopt stylized features sculpted on a shallow base, and their decoration evokes the animal world, accompanied by color pigments similar to those that adorn the bodies during initiation rites. Similar masks, decorated with dotted lines, were however worn in Ubangi by the Ndunga and Zande of the northeast, where initiates and elders wore this type of body paint on certain occasions.
Light pigments applied with a finger on a brown background. Velvety surface. Missing on the contours.
Total height on base: 40 cm. The Kumu, Bakumu, Komo, live mainly in the northeast and the center in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. ...


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Masque Kumu, Komo, Nsembu
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Ex-collection of Belgian African art.
Sleek design for this African mask named Nsembu, which occurred in male-female pair, used by the society of sorcerers Nkunda within the clans living in the north of the Uituri region. The smooth, satiny surface has residual clay incrustations. Height on adapted base: 44 cm.
The Kumu, Bakumu, Komo, live mainly in the northeast and center in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined with similar associations: the Mbole, Yela, Lengola, and Metoko. Their artistic production has also great similarities with that of the Metoko and Lengola. Their divination masks were displayed during the closing ceremonies of initiation and circumcision of the youth of the ...


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Masque Kumu, Komo
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According to M.L. Félix, African masks produced by clans living in the north of the Uituri region mostly adopt stylized features sculpted on a shallow base, and their décor evokes the animal world, with color pigments similar to those that adorn bodies during initiation rites. Similar masks, decorated with dotted lines, were worn in Ubangi by the Ndunga and Zande of the north-east, where insiders and elders sometimes wore this type of body paint. Clear pigments applied to the finger on a brown background. velvety surface. Total height on a base: 43 cm
The Kumu , Bakumu, Komo, live mainly in the North-East and central democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the ...


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Kumu Shield, Komo
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Masque flat with a handle, it is divided into two contrasting colours. Velvety mate patina. African masks nsembu, embodying the spirit of divination, usually appear in pairs during the rituals of the nkunda society, babankunda. The Kumu, Bakumu, Komo, live mainly in the North-East and central Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the Lengola, and the Metoko. Their artistic production also has great similarities with that of the Metoko and Lengola. Their divination masks were displayed during the closing ceremonies of the initiation and circumcision of the young people of the society nkunda . It was in the Maniema region around the Lualaba River and the ...


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Masque Kumu, Komo
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Color alernance for this nsembu mask from the Kisangani region, e.g. Stanleyville, R.D.C., used by the sorcerer's society nkunda, whose ritual ceremonies included the taking of hallucinogenic drugs. These masks appeared in pairs, male and female. The annual hunts were also an opportunity to show off the masks, and among them those associated with the leopard and the monkey. Abraded velvety patina.
The Kumu, Bakumu and Komo, live mainly in the North-East and central Areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the Lengola, and the Metoko. Their artistic production also has great similarities with that of the Metoko and Lengola. Their divination masks ...


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Masque Kumu
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According to Marc Léo Félix, the masks produced by clans living in the north of the Uituri region often have stylized features on a shallow surface, and their décor evokes the animal world, with color pigments similar to those that adorn the bodies during initiation rites. Similar masks, decorated with dotted lines, were worn in Ubangi by the Ndunga and Zande of the north-east, where insiders and elders sometimes wore this type of body paint.
Light, kaolin and ochre wood on a brown background. Insect prints.
The Kumu , Bakumu, Komo, live mainly in the North-East and Central Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the Lengola, and the Metoko. Their ...


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Masque Kumu, Komo de l  Uituri
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Probably from clans living in the north of the Uituri region, this mask with sober features where only the detail of the teeth marks a protruding mouth, is brushed with broad lines of white clay contrasting with an underlying dark patina. This décor evokes the animal world, with color pigments similar to those that adorn the bodies during the initiation rites. Soft wood, satin surface. Insect prints.
The Kumu, Bakumu and Komo, live mainly in the North-East and central Areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the Lengola, and the Metoko. Their artistic production also has great similarities with that of the Metoko and Lengola. Their divination ...

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Masque Kumu, Komo
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This mask where the spectacular play of full and void forms a balanced volume comes from the Ituri forest in northern Maniema. The amplitude of the nose and the ovoid shape of the upper part are enhanced by these geometric gapes expressing ancestral fears. Irregular satin surface.
Total height on adapted base: 52 cm.
The Kumu , Bakumu, Komo, live mainly in the North-East and Central Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the Lengola, and the Metoko. Their artistic production also has great similarities with that of the Metoko and Lengola. Their divination masks were displayed at the closing ceremonies of the initiation and circumcision of the young ...


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Masque Kumu Nsembu
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The Kumu , Bakumu, Komo, live mainly in the North-East and Central Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the Lengola, and the Metoko. Their artistic production also has great similarities with that of the Metoko and Lengola. Their divination masks were displayed at the closing ceremonies of the initiation and circumcision of the young people of society nkunda . It is in fact in the Region of Maniema around the Lualaba River and the Great Lakes that the Lega sculpture has exerted its influence. This flat mask, very rare, whose forehead and nose form the only relief adopts simple gaping orifices for the organs of the eyes and mouth. A suit made up of bark textiles and vegetable fibres ...


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Kuba / Lele Palm Wine Cup
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Ex-african art french collection.
The Kuba are renowned for the refinement of prestige objects created for members of the high ranks of their society. The Lee live in the west of the Kuba kingdom and share common cultural characteristics with the Bushoongs of the Kuba country. Several Kuba groups produced anthropomorphic objects with refined motifs, including cups, drinking horns and cups. The highly organized and hierarchical kuba society placed a king or nyim inspiring the statuary of the ethnic group. This was considered to be of divine origin. Both head of the kingdom and the chiefdom bushoong , he was attributed supernatural virtues from witchcraft or ancestors. He therefore ensured the sustainability of his subjects, whether through harvests, rain or the birth of ...


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