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Close to Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa live in the savannah north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Known for their Pongdudu masks that were commissioned by the sculptor Kumu who offered him to the bravest warrior.


Boa Pongdudu Du Kpongadomba Mask
African art > African mask > 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 figurines
African art > African Statues > 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 > Usual african items > 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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Boa Kpongadomba Mask
African art > African mask > Boa mask

Ex-French African art collection.
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 ...


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