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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 Bavobongo Mask
African art > African mask > Boa Mask

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.
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 ...


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Boa Pongdudu Shield
African art > Shields > Boa Shield

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.
Matt granular patina. Abrasions, indigenous restoration.


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Female figure Boa
African art > African Statues > 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 > 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 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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