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Statue Ibubi Metoko
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All in geometry, this female statue named Ibubi , belonging to the Nkumi, former Bukota , was used as the figure kakungu for the initiation rites of male society and also played a role in mediations during litigation. Semi-mate two-tone patina. Very light cracks.
The Metoko and the Lengola, whose ritual sculptures are very close, are peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, a monotheism rare in Africa. Their three-grade society, the Bukota, structured daily life and welcomed both men and women. It represents the equivalent of the association Bwami of the Lega. The sculptures played a role in the initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the tomb of high-ranking initiates. Kakungu in particular was surrounded by other sculpted objects, ...


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Funeral statue Metoko
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Among the African traditional sculptures associated with the Bukota, this type of male figure intervened during funeral rites and was then placed on a grave. Grainy matte patina, kaolin and red ochre highlights. Abrasions, cracks
The Metoko and the Lengola, whose ritual sculptures are very close, are peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a unique God, a rare monotheism in Africa. Their three-grade society, the Bukota, structured daily life and welcomed both men and women. It represents the equivalent of the association Bwami of the Lega. The sculptures played a role in the initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the tomb of high-ranking initiates. Kakungu in particular was surrounded by other sculpted objects, including figures of couple Ntanda and Itea , ...


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Statue Ibubi Metoko
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This male statue named Ibubi , belonging to the Nkumi, former Bukota , was used as the figure kakungu for the initiation rites of male society and also played a role in mediations during disputes. Mahogany brown oiled patina, remnants of kaolin and red ochre.
The Metoko and the Lengola, whose ritual sculptures are very close, are peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, a monotheism rare in Africa. Their three-grade society, the Bukota, structured daily life and welcomed both men and women. It represents the equivalent of the association Bwami of the Lega. The sculptures played a role in the initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the tomb of high-ranking initiates. Kakungu in particular was surrounded by other sculpted objects, including ...


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Statuette Metoko/Leka du Bukota
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This figure comes from the Metoko located in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, monotheism rare in Africa. This piece, cut in three superimposed orange volumes, would form the embodiment of a primordial ancestor. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami Lega. Their sculptures, influenced by the neighbouring Mbole, Lega and Binja, played a role in initiation, funeral or circumcision ceremonies, and were then placed on the tomb of high-ranking initiates. Each of these figures had an educational name and meaning, just like the Lega traditions. The Lekas share with the Metoko the institution of the bukota , for which they have ...


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Statuette Metoko
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This tribal statuette with exorbitant tubular eyes, and whose bulging abdomen forms an edge reminiscent of the crenellated chest and lower limbs, is depicted arms deported backwards and glued to the bust. It would be a sculpted version of the character, worthy old man having been the victim of witchcraft, kakungu. The protruding pupils in a large, engulfed head give it a dazed appearance. Medium brown patina abraded locally.
SealEd Katungu Gospel belonging to the Metoko and Lengola, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, a rare monotheism in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami Lega. The sculptures played a role in the initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the tomb of ...


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Statuette Metoko
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The African art of the forest tribes.
This figure Metoko represented on a base is close to lengola productions. A geometric head surmounting a straight bust with wide limbs forms a highly stylized figure. Spotted patina, residue of red pigments.
This cult male effigy, which may have been associated with funeral rites and then placed on the tombs, comes from the Metoko and Lengola, located in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a unique God, a monotheism rare in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami Lega. Their sculptures, influenced by the neighbouring Mbole, Lega and Binja, played a role in initiation, funeral or ...


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Large Metoko mask
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Somewhat dazed face for this African mask of Metoko , Mituku , usually exhibited at funerals. The network of parallel lines, in relation to traditional scarifications, reveal the status of the incarnate character, a worthy old man having been the victim of witchcraft, kakungu. The dark patina is abraded, updating a light wood. Lacks on the edges.
The Mbole, Yela, Lengola and Metoko ethnic groups, whose iniatic societies include simlarities, live on the left bank of the Zaire River, the Lualaba region in ancient Katanga. The plastic works of these groups also bear similarities. Their company, butoka, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami lega. The sculptures, often geometric and decorated with coloured spots, played a role in the context of the ...


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Statue Metoko / Lengola
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Ex-German tribal art collection.
The stylized African art of the forest tribes
Cubic volumes and sharp features make up a certain dynamic for this primitive metoko statue, whose characteristics are similar to Thengola sculptures. A face cut in flat, with hollowed-out orbits in the heart, is divided into two tones taken from the spots painted on the character's body, reminiscent of the bichrome of Gabon's masks. The feet sink into a circular base. Cracks. This male cult effigy is from the Metoko and Lengola, located in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, rare monotheism in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association ...


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Statue Metoko
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The stylized African art of the forest tribes
This figure Metoko has been cut into volumes at sharp angles, the characteristics akin to The ngola sculptures. A geometric head with prominent orbits, hands in cubes digitized on either side of the oversized sex. The notched bust echoes the edges of the shoulders, buttocks and knees. The feet sink into a circular base. Cracks. Velvet grey patina, kaolin residue. This male cult effigy is from the Metoko and Lengola, located in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, rare monotheism in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami of Lega. Their sculptures, subject to the ...


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Statuette Metoko
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This tribal statuette with digitized feet and hands is streaked with parallel grooves representing the Keloid scars, also associated with the character's status, a worthy old man having been a victim of witchcraft, kakungu. The exorbitant pupils give it a disoriented look. An ochre frost was rubbed in the hollow of the furrows giving a warm patina to the sculpture.
Katungu cult statue belonging to the Metoko and Lengola, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, rare monotheism in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami of Lega. The sculptures played a role during the initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the grave of the high-ranking initiates. Each of these figures had a name, ...


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Metoko Kakungu Mask
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Tubular eyelids give an exorbitant look to this African Metoko mask, Mituku, with a handle to hold it in front of the face. It was usually exhibited at funerals. The network of parallel lines, associated with tribal scarfications, reveal the status of the character embodied in the mask, a worthy old man who has been a victim of witchcraft, kakungu. The furrows are encrusted with residues of white kaolin pigments, in contrast to the dark brown, sainpatina patina covering the lower part of the mask. Room in good general condition.
The Mbole, Yela, Lengola and Metoko ethnic groups, whose iniatic societies include simlarity, live on the left bank of the Zaire River, the Lualaba region of ancient Katanga. The plastic works of these groups also have similarities. Their company, Butoka ...


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Metoko / Kakungu League figurinettes
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The Metoko in African tribal art.
This small statuette with collected volumes is camped on large digitized feet, the hips surrounded by a raffia bond evoking a loincloth. A nasal ridge joining the top of the forehead, eye lozenges, a small mouth drawn in the wood.  Numerous scarifications, written in alternating parallel lines, reveal the character's status, which would play a worthy old man who has been a victim of witchcraft, kakungu. In the hollow of these furrows kaolin pigments have become embedded, giving a light beige patina to the object.
Katungu cult statue belonging to the Metoko and Lengola, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, rare monotheism in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent ...





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