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Kuyu Totem Figure
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Wearing a totemic animal evoking the camelon, this sculpture depicts a mythical being with three faces, perched on a pachyderm. A crusty, locally cracked polychrome patina is the entire piece.
Two totem clans once formed the Kuyu ethnic group, living along the river of the same name, in the northwest of the People's Republic of Congo: in the west that of the panther, and in the east that of the snake. A secret male association, Ottoté , played an important political role in the appointment of leaders. The initiation of the young men ended with the revelation of the snake god Ebongo represented in the form of a head. The dances Kibe-kibe that accompanied the ceremony reactivated the successive stages of creation. The panther clan had a drum as its emblem. For its part, the snake's ...


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Polychromatic reliquary Kouyou
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Ex-collection of African art SEM Lamine Aidara,

a neighboring tribe of the Punu, settled on the banks of the Kuyu River, the Kouyou were once divided into two totemic clans: in the West that of the panther, and in the East that of the snake A secret masculine association, Ottoté, played an important political role in the appointment of the leaders.The initiation of the young men ended with the revelation of the god-serpent Ebongo represented in the form of a head. kibe who accompanied the ceremony reactivated the successive stages of creation.The clan of the panther had a drum for emblem.In his side, that of the snake had carved heads referring to the mythical ancestor, Oso, painted with bright colors, on sticks that the manipulator, concealed under a long dress, held hands ...

Totem figure Kouyou
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African tribal art Kouyou.
Figure with her arms attached to the scarred bust, she sports necklaces, bracelets and scarifications. This African statue Kouyou is encased with an orange-pink pigmented dye, the mouth reveals sharp teeth. She is also wearing a totem animal. It rises from a base that is adorned with three faces with a face identical to its own. Two totem clans once formed the Kuyu ethnic group, living along the river of the same name, in the northwest of the People's Republic of Congo: in the west that of the panther, and in the east that of the snake. A secret male association, Ottoté , played an important political role in the appointment of leaders. The initiation of the young men ended with the revelation of the snake god Ebongo represented in the form of a head. The ...


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390.00 € 312.00 ( -20.0 %)

Marotte Tékétéké Kuyu
African art > Usual african items > Marotte Tékétéké Kuyu

Ex-collection of French African art.
Iconic figure for dance kibe-kibe,or Ebokita (S.Diakonoff) this stick ends with a round-bump sculpture depicting a character perched on two similar faces, in connection with the mythical ancestor Oso . The white face has scarified patterns, and the mouth reveals sharp teeth. He is wearing a small animal. The body is also covered with scarifications. Long cracks in desication. Object comes with adapted base. In the past, the Kouyou were divided into two totem clans: to the west the Panther, and to the east the snake clan. A secret male association, Ottoté , played an important political role in the appointment of leaders. The initiation of the young men ended with the revelation of the snake god Ebongo represented in the form of a head. The ...


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Great Statue Kouyou
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African art > African Statues > Great Statue Kouyou

The kuyou terracotta statues are distinguished in African art by the bright colors of which their patina is decorated.
We find characters sitting or standing as is the case here, arms always along the body. The head is almost spherical and very expressive, eyes drooping and mouth open. Curved polychrome patterns decorate the entire room.

Jadis, the Kuyu were divided into two totem clans: in the West the Panther, and in the East the Snake clan.
A secret male association, Ottoté, played an important political role in the appointment of leaders.
The initiation of young people ended with the revelation of the snake god Ebongo represented in the form of a head.
The dances that accompanied the ceremony reactivated the successive stages of creation. The ...


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450.00 € 360.00 ( -20.0 %)





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