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Statue Ndengese
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An anthromopomorphic figure with realistic features, she is shown kneeling, hands on her thighs, her face imbued with serene concentration. The body is incised with losangic scarifications, adorned with wrist and ankle bracelets, indicating a high rank within the hierarchical society comprising four levels. The king etotshi was invested in elaborate ceremonies that were supposed to be a good thing. Etotoshi is also the name of the king's hairstyle and notables. The statue is encased with red tukula bark powder. Desication cracks.
Central African people based in Kasai, neighboring of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a common ancestor Mongo , some of them from Upper Nile. They produced statues with absent or truncated lower limbs. The Dengese sculpt male and emile ...


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Ancestor Ndengese s statuette fetish
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Ex-collection of African English art.

A Central African people established in Kasaï, a neighbor of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a Mongo common ancestor, some of them from Upper Nile. produces statues with absent or truncated lower limbs The flared hairstyle surmounted by a summit horn is characteristic for the hairstyles of the Totshi notables belonging to the ikoho association. It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. The triangular face in which realistic features appear in meditation.The neck has grooves that extend V on the chest. The narrow chest, abdomen and arms are dotted with annealed scarification in order to differentiate socially and the hands are joined under the raised umbilical capsule. The object was coated with tukula powder, a ...

Ancestor statue Ndengese Congo
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A central African people based in Kasai, a neighbour of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a common ancestor Mongo, some of them from upper Nile. They produced statues of art first to the absent or truncated lower limbs, covered with graphic symbols, symbolizing the prestige of the leader. The flared hairstyle topped with a summit horn is characteristic of the hairstyles acquired by the Totshi chefs belonging to the association ikoho and evokes particular proverbs. It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. The face seems to be in meditation. The neck has a sling. The bust bears losangic scarifications in relief, with the aim of differentiating socially and aesthetically. The clasped hands highlight the protruding umbilical. Dark brown patina abraded. Desication ...


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