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Boulous located on the border between Cameroon and Gabon, are part of the Fang ethnic group.


Masque casque Bulu Ngi
African art > African mask > Bulu Mask

Belgian tribal art collection

This mask with an ovoid skull under which the eyeballs are glazed, has a gaping, toothless mouth, a wide orifice on the spot of the nose, and would embody an orangutan. Fragments of animal teeth remain embedded in the jaw holes. The contours of the mask are lined with a raffia braid to which is attached a piece of woven fabric. Locally abraded pink ochre heterogeneous patina. Sparse, crusty residues of libatory substances.
Established in the equatorial forest between Cameroon and Gabon, the Bulu are part of the Fang ensemble. Like the Fangs of South Cameroon famous for their large white masks, the Boulou also practiced the ritual Ngi , Ngil in order to fight witchcraft and poisoning. Ngi is the antropoid monkey, a fearsome animal to which ...


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Fetish statuette Bulu, Boulou
African art > African Statues > Bulu Fetish

Anthropozoomorphic representations in African art.

Embodying the spirit of a great ape, this particularly expressive statuette embodies an orangutan. Around his neck are forged raffia bonds. One of the hands is placed on its voluminous abdomen, the second resting on a thigh. Brick red pigments accentuate the face. The irregular patina comes in the form of many grainy matte residues. Desication cracks, erosions.
Set between Cameroon and Gabon, in the equatorial forest, the Boulou are part of the Fang ensemble. Like the Fangs of South Cameroon famous for their large white masks, the Boulou also practiced the Ngil ritual to combat witchcraft and poisoning. Ngi is the gorilla, a fearsome animal to which the applicant identifies after his acceptance into the secret society. ...


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Marotte monkey Bulu, Boulou
African art > Puppets > Head Boulou

Ex-collection Swiss tribal art.
Ngil's marottes in African art

This handlescephalmorphic marotte embodies the spirit of an anthropoid monkey, with deep orbits under a skull in a cap. The neck could then be lined with cloth, raffia, and the groundhog came alive to the sound of the drum. At the top, wood was discreetly removed and replaced to introduce a magical ritual charge. The irregular surface has burgundy brown satin areas. Greenish residual pigments around the eyes.
Situated between Cameroon and Gabon, in the equatorial forest, the Boulou are part of the Fang ensemble. Neighbouring Kweles also have a mask featuring a gorilla called Gong. Like the Fangs of South Cameroon famous for their large white masks, the Boulou practiced the Ngil ritual to combat ...


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Zoomorphic figure Boulou
African art > African Statues > Boulou Monkey

Expressiveness of zoomorphic statues in African art.

Incarnaated the spirit of a great ape, this massive figure with rounded shapes, the head pressed into arched shoulders, has a dorsal cavity with two orifices that could have facilitated its transport or exhibition during ceremonies Ritual. Red pigments accentuate certain facial details. Sunk under the cranial box, protruding eyeballs are coated with white clay. The irregular surface of the sculpture offers a heterogeneous matte patina with desication cracks.
The Boulou , an ethnic group of Fang, live between Cameroon and Gabon, in the equatorial forest near the Bakwele whose customs and customs are comparable. Like the Fangs of South Cameroon with white masks of justice, the Boulou also used the Ngil ritual to ...


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Boulou Maternity Statue
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African art > African Statues > Boulou Statue

Zoomorphic figures in African art.

Incarnating the spirit of a great ape, this monkey sculpture with its cub has benefited from libations of which a crusty aggregate remains on the surface, mixing feathers of chicks and animal hair. Colorful pigment tops. Desication cracks.
Situated between Cameroon and Gabon, in the equatorial forest, the boulou are part of the Fang ensemble. Like the Fangs of South Cameroon famous for their large white masks, the Boulou also practiced the ritual Ngil to fight witchcraft and poisoning. Ngi is the gorilla, a fearsome animal to which the applicant identifies after his acceptance into the secret society.


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Anthropozoomorphic representations in African art. Embodying the spirit of a great monkey, this particularly expressive figure represents an animal that has been captured. Around his neck are knotted raffia ties. One of the hands is placed on his bulging abdomen, the second resting on his knee. Red brick pigments accentuate the face. The irregular patina is in the form of many crusty matte residues. Desiccation cracks. Located between Cameroon and Gabon, in the equatorial forest, the Boulou are part of the Fang ensemble. Like the Fang of South Cameroon famous for their large white masks, the Boulou also practiced the Ngil ritual to fight witchcraft and poisonings. Ngi is the gorilla, a formidable animal to which the postulant identifies himself after his acceptance into the secret ...


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Boulou Statue
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African art > African Statues > Boulou Statue

The animal themes Boulou in the African art of Gabon
The arched attitude and hands resting on the abdomen give this African sculpture embodying the spirit of a primate a remarkable expressiveness. The irregular, eroded surface has a patina in the form of many dark crusty residues and the white kaolin that has the primate's appearance contrasts only slightly. Desication cracks.

Situated between Cameroon and Gabon, in the equatorial forest, the Boulou are part of the Fang ensemble. Like the Fangs of South Cameroon famous for their large white masks, the Boulou also practiced the Ngil ritual to combat witchcraft and poisoning. Ngi is the gorilla, a fearsome animal to which the applicant identifies after his acceptance into the secret society.


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