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Masque Kumu, Komo, Nsembu
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African art > African mask > Masque Kumu

African mask named Nsembu , which performed in male-female pairs, it was used by the sorcerer's society Nkunda within the clans living in the north of the Uituri region. The surface is coated with a polychrome dotillage, an allusion to the animal world, and the color pigments that adorn the bodies during the initiation rites. Patine mate. Height on suitable base: 44 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 during the closing ...


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Grand masque Kumu, Komo, Nsembu
African art > African mask > Masque Kumu

The masks nsembu, embodying the spirit of divination, appear as a couple during the rituals of the society nkunda , babankunda. This shallow model features minimalist features under a slightly protruding forehead. The quadrangular mouth reveals wooden teeth. Beautiful patina encrusted with kaolin residue. Desication cracks.
High on a base: 62 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 ...


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Masque Komo, Kumu Nsembu
African art > African mask > Komo Mask

Primitivism in The African Art Komo
Ancient African Mask of Circumcision, from Ituria. A losangic embossed mark reminiscent of the tribal keloid scar is drawn on the forehead of our African Komo mask. This shape renews itself on the chin. On either side, two eyes highlighted in white are summarily hollowed out in almond. The gap of the mouth reveals a cut-out evoking a dentition. The edge is lined with perforations in order to be able to attach the raffia fibers forming collar concealing the dancer, absent on this specimen. Circular patterns were manually applied to the surface of the object. Pigment salities, erosions.
The Kumu live mainly in the North-East and central Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely ...


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

The Kumu live mainly in the Northeast and central Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is the 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 initiation and circumcision of the young people of the society nkunda, accompanied by consumption of hallucinogenic plants causing trance.
This mask associated with the initiation ceremonies, from the Komo groups in the southern Uituri forest, close to the Lega, has a relatively shallow, oval structure, in which the almond eyes and mouth revealing teeth are largely hollowed ...


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Fétiche Kongo Nkisi
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African art > African Statues > Kongo Fetish

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
The elements bilongo conferring additional powers on this African statue of the type nkisi are concealed in a reliquary blocked by a mirror placed on the abdomen and in the multiple elements placed around the effigy. Additions of metal, vegetable fibres, dried fruits and seeds, cloth strips, packets stuffed with magic ingredients, all bound by ropes, participate in this defensive or offensive action. The glass gaze also symbolizes access to the supernatural world and understanding of hidden things. Dark brown powdery skate, kaolin residue. The magic ingredients "bilongo" were frequently concealed in the receptacle on the abdomen of the face, which was otherwise sealed by a mirror. The sorcerers nganga, both healers, were in charge of religious ...


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