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OviMbundu Janiform Fetish
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A necklace of tubular pearls and discreet scarification parent this Janiforme bust of young woman OviMbundu. Feathers or a horn were probably inserted in the flared headdress. This statue from Angola was associated with female initiation rituals, linked to fertility, or played a role in divinatory ceremonies. A delicate skeleton was skillfully suggested by the sculptor. The modelling of the faces confirms a great artistic mastery. Satin honey patina revealing the grain of the wood, desiccation cracks.
It is on the Benguéla Plateau in Angola that the Ovimbudu, Ovimbundu and Ovimbundu have been established for several centuries, composed of farmers and herders. Forming the largest ethnic group in Angola, they belong to the Bantu speakers, such as the Nyaneka, the Handa, the ...


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Statuette Ovimbundu
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statuette Ovimbundu

Ex-Italian African art collection.
Small figurative sculpture of balanced proportions, devoid of ornaments, except for a headdress composed of a large headband and mats gathered in the neck. A single scarification, soaring, emerges from the nose to the forehead. Meditative and serene physionomy with closed eyelids.
This figure may have been associated with female initiation rituals, fertility, or divinatory, the hairstyle evoking that, fashioned with oil and red ochre, of young girls nyaneka as a result of the ritual efuko . Beige brown satin skate. It is on the Benguéla plateau in Angola that the Ovimbudu , Ovimbundu, composed of farmers and herders, have been established for several centuries. They belong to Bantu speakers, such as the Nyaneka, Handa, Nkhumbi, and other ...


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Female figure OviMbundu
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Bracelets and tin hair, wide curls, rows of tiny pearls, form the adornments of this statuette of young woman OviMbundu, represented frontally in an attitude of tension, arms spread from the bust, straight head . A scarification, soaring, running from nose to forehead, completes the puncture patterns present on the cheeks. A feather was probably inserted in front of the headdress, in the opening practiced for this purpose.
This figure may have been associated with female initiation rituals, fertility, or divinatory, the hairstyle evoking that, fashioned with oil and red ochre, of young girls nyaneka as a result of the ritual efuko . Honey satin patina, desication cracks. It is on the Benguéla plateau in Angola that the Ovimbudu , Ovimbundu, composed of farmers and herders, have ...


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Fertility statue OviMbudu
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This bisexual OviMbundu figure, represented in front, hands arranged on the abdomen, is adorned with necklaces of yellow beads contrasting with a mahogany patina. This figure may have been associated with female initiation rituals, fertility, or divinatory, hairstyle evoking that, fashioned with oil and red ochre, of young girls nyaneka following the ritual efuko. Desication cracks.
It is on the Benguéla plateau in Angola that the Ovimbudu, Ovimbundu, made up of farmers and herders, have been established for several centuries. Forming the largest ethnic group in Angola, they belong to Bantu speakers, such as Nyaneka, Handa, Nkhumbi, and other groups in the Huila region, or Wila. Their statuary in light wood is relatively small.
Ref.  In: "The tribal art of Black Africa, ED" ...


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Statue OviMbundu
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Ovimbundu

Beneath the oily brownish coat, this statue probably, despite the similarities with the sculpture Tabwa , a young woman OviMbundu , was made in a light wood. The unique scarifications lie in the circular patterns on the cheeks, which are seen on some masks of the neighbouring Chokwe. These statues were associated with female initiation rituals, fertility, or divinatory, the large braided hairstyle evoking that, fashioned with oil and red ochre, of the girls nyaneka as a result of the ritual efuko. Barely satin skate, sparse abrasions. Desication cracks. It is on the Benguéla plateau in Angola that the Ovimbudu , Ovimbundu, composed of farmers and herders, have been established for several centuries. Forming the largest ethnic group in Angola, they belong to Bantu speakers, such as the ...


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