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Zande ancestor figure
African art > African Statues > Statue Zande

The Zande mainly produced two types of works, the Kudu, between 30 and 50 cm high, representing ancestors, and the statues Yanda 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the society Mani. This male figure, with reduced arms and muscular, offers a tubular bust and stocky, rounded lower limbs. The face is characteristic of statues of ancestors not belonging to the categories mentioned above. Oiled black patina. Fine crack on the head.
odies referred to as Niam-Niam because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two ...


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Zande figurines
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African art > African Statues > Zande figurines

The Zande produced two types of works, the Kudu, between 30 and 50 cm high, representing ancestors, and the statues Yanda 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the society Mani. This male figure, equipped with small crenellated arms surmounting a tubular bust widening towards protruding hips, has a characteristic face to the eye, nostrils and ears pierced with an orifice. Glossy patina from brown to black.
odies referred to as Niam-Niam because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of whom turns ...


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Lamellophone figurative Zande
African art > Djembe TamTam > Sanza Zande

Alted in Central Africa, this musical instrument or sanza consists of a sounding board here taking on the appearance of the bust of a male figure. Parallel blades have been attached to it. The thumbs of both hands will lean on the soundboard to vibrate the anterior ends of the tabs. The sculptor's creativity, coupled with a great aesthetic sense, is manifested by the reminder of the vertical arrangement of the tabs in the digitized fingers and feet, which punctuates his work. Red-brown oiled patina with kaolin highlights. Formerly referred to as the name Niam-Niam because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande, Azandé, settled from Chad on the border of R.D.C.(Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed ...


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Yanda Zande Figurines
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African art > African Statues > Statue Zande

This coin was part of the collection of Jesuit Father Vincent Charles.

The Yanda statuettes are part of the rituals of the association mani created in 1910 celebranting the importance of women. The head of this society was blowing smoke and pouring in these statuettes to infuse him with his powers.
From simple form, the pyramid head, here inverted, has the face consisting of two faces separated by the ridge of the nose. The eyes are made up of cured.
The trunk is thick, incorporating bent arms, and carried by strong legs also bent.
The piece stands out for the attention to detail of the headdress. It is streaked and pulled back while small parallel scarifications adorn the forehead.

In the course of their history, the Zande had many contacts and ...


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Nyanga Mask
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African art > African mask > Nyanga Mask

Residual kaolin particles, aggregated, locally form a crusty aggregate on the surface of this rare Nyanga mask. Of balanced proportions, this face highlights a powerful nose and ears placed at the outer corners of the eyes. Unusual, linear scarifications running diagonally from the cracks of the mouth, responding to those highlighting the upper part of the face.
High on a base: 43 cm.
In the Kivu forest of R.D.C., the Nyanga are native to Uganda, of Bahunde origin. The Hunde migration mixed them with the Lega living in the region. A patrilineal society, they live in the Kumu and Pere and live on hunting and agriculture. Their pottery and the basketry produced by women are renowned. Many cults structure their religious life: the one associated with the god of fire, the aquatic ...


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Zande Yanda figurines
African art > African Statues > Statuette Ubangi

African art counts two types of Azande statues: The statues Kudu , with a height of between 30 and 50 cm represent ancestors, and statues Yanda 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the society Mani . Stylized volumes for this Yanda figure carried by legs apart, semi-restended. Large arches running up to the jaws make up a female face in which the pupils are exorbited.
samsasy dark satin.br>Olysed formerly referred to as Niam-Niam because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of whom turns into a ...


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Masque Zande, Azande
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African art > African mask > Masque Zande

Zande primitive mask with zoomoprhes and anthropomoprhes: the nose evokes the beak of a bird. Reddish and brown patina, white clay highlights.
Onesses referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of whom turns into a totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the Zande, or ", which possess a lot of land, apart from their court art consisting of spoons, receptable, pipes and harps, counts two types of statues: The Kudu statues of a height of between 30 and 50 cm represent ancestors. There are also statues called Yanda of ...


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Zande Nazeze statuette of the Mani-yanda cult
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African art > African fetish > Zande Fetish

A bulging bust with no arms, short legs under the hip ring, and a small triangular head adorned with earrings. These form with pearl necklaces the only accessories dressing our fetish. Despite the simplicity of the features, the face is surprisingly expressive.

GrayedPatine. Shard on one foot.
odies referred to as Niam-Niam because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled from Chad on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of whom turns into a totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. Their sculptures have been linked to their secret society since the beginning of the 20th century, the Mani, extolling the importance ...

Statuette fetish Yanda Zandé, Azande
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African art > African fetish > Zande Fetish

African art counts two types of Azande statues: The statues Kudu , with a height of between 30 and 50 cm represent ancestors, and statues Yanda 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the society Mani .
Structure stylized, geometric, for this Yanda figure devoid of arms, carried by legs apart, semi-restended. Encrusted curies, a nasal ridge hatched with scarifications, wide earrings, make up a female face.
Patine clear mate.br-Formerly known as " Niam-Niam " because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two ...

Statue Zande, Azandé
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African art > African Statues > Statue Zande

African tribal art counts two types of Azande statues:
The Kudu statues, between 30 and 50 cm high represent ancestors, and Yanda statues, 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during the divinatory rites during the rituals of the mani
Very stylized anthropomorphic figure, arms arched on either side of the bust, legs spread apart, legs broaded sideways. The body is regularly punctuated with holes. The geometric head on which the slanted eyes are engraved also gives a supernatural aspect to this sculpture. A magic charge is probably inserted at the top of the head, blocked by a resin.
Oily Dark Patina, Fissures.br-Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name zande , ...


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Figures Zande Mani-Yanda
African art > African Statues > Zande figurines

This Yanda sculpture consists of a tubular bust on which the arms form an angular relief. The widely spread legs rest on cylindrical feet. The head, extravagant, where the features pierce in the center of a braided hairstyle, gives all its character to this type of statuette.
Patine mate, desicit cracks. Kaolin residue.
African art counts two types of Azande statues: The statues Kudu, between 30 and 50 cm high, represent ancestors, and statues Yanda 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role, exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the society Mani . Formerly referred to as the name Niam-Niam because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. ...


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Zande figurines
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African art > African fetish > Figure Zande

Hermaphrodite sculpted figure whose surprising feature lies in the oversized, elephantic ears. The ridge of the nose soars joins the skull, where it is marked with scarfications on the cob. The cup eyes also give a hypnotic look. The volume of the bust is marked with reliefs. The amplitude of the pelvis and crenellated lower limbs place sex prominently, a symbol of lineage and fertility. Satin patina. Slight cracks. Lack on one of the feet.
Oesocame known as " Niam-Niam " as anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande , Azandé , settled from Chad on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of whom turns into a totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. Their sculptures ...


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Mask Zande or Ngbandi Ubangi
African art > African mask > Masque Zande

The wooden labret that runs through the upper lip of this mask would once have been a specificity of the groups of the north-west of the Ubangi. The slight shape of the forehead, cheekbones and chin give realism to this mask on which clumped particles have left a crusty deposit at the mouth and on the headdress. The dark patina has age erosions, revealing the underlying light wood.
Onesses referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of whom turns into a totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the Zande, or ", which ...


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Zande figurines, Azande
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African art > African Statues > Zande figurines

Minimalist volumes highlight a simple cylindrical trunk supported by a wider ring. The legs reduced, apart, support the whole. Great sobriety for the face in which develop two high cavities encompassing the pierced ears and jaw, and where a mouth suggesting restraint.


Patine polished by use, erosions, slight desication cracks.
Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam Because considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande , Azandé , settled, from Chad, on the border of r.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms upon his death into the totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. Their sculptures have been linked to their secret society since the beginning ...


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Statuette Ngbaka
African art > African Statues > Ngbaka Fetish

The Ubangian crucible has produced many statuettes that share certain similarities, such as a heart-shaped face, as in the Ogooué River region of Gabon. Some authors (Celenko 1983) have attributed this type of work to the Zande living north of the Ngbaka.The Ngbaka form a homogeneous people of the north-west of the R.D.C., south of Ubangui. The Ngandi live to the east and the Ngombe to the south. A nasal ridge running up to the mouth here divides the large concave orbits characterizing the ovoid face of this hermaphrodite character. The rounded volumes of the body follow one another with rhythm from the head, with a rounded back bearing forward two small short arms gathered around the chest, a narrow bust widening towards developed lower limbs carried by massive feet.
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Zande figurines
African art > African Statues > Statue Zande

Ex-collection African art Switzerland.
Zande anthropomorphic figure where we find the triangular face with a copper ring on his right ear. Coffee bean eyes, enlarged arms on a bulging torso. Black brown skate.
Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande, Azandé, settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms upon his death into the totem animal of the clan to which he belongs. The African tribal art of the Zande, or ", those who own a lot of land", apart from their courtart consisting of spoons, receptre, pipes and harps, counts two types of statues: Kudu statues of a ...


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Zande figurines, Azande
African art > African Statues > Statue Zandé

An anthropomorphic Figure Zande with a triangular face sheltered under a spherical helmet headdress. The profile is marked by a straight nasal ridge emerging under the visor. The arms emerging in the back are huddled close to the body, hands clasped under the chin. They reveal a bust whose bulge widens to short bent legs. Punctures on the ear.
An interesting, dark, matte patina, cracked, lets perceive red pigments under-yellowing. Lack slack at one of the feet.
Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam " because they are considered anthropophages, the tribes grouped under the name Zande, Azandé, settled, from Chad, on the border of the R.D.C. (Zaire), Sudan and Central African Republic. According to their beliefs, man is endowed with two souls, one of which transforms upon his ...


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Pipe Zande, Azande
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African art > Usual african items > Statue Zandé

African tribal art counts two types of Azande statues.
This Zande ritual pipe offers a face with wide heart orbits that a middle ridge divides. Notches form the character's nose and mouth. Cauris are encrusted, showing half-closed eyelids. Wicker fills the neck, ears, and base of the pipe. The furnace symbolically placed at the level of umbilical prominence brings a special singularity to this object. The whole thing is coated with a crusty black brown patina.
Kudu statues between 30 and 50 cm high represent ancestors. There are also statues known as Yanda of 10 to 20 cm, of animal or human form, having an apotropaic role and being exhibited during divinatory rites during the rituals of the Mani society. Formerly referred to as " Niam-Niam because they are considered ...


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Zande caryatid stool
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African art > African Chair > Zande stool

Ex-collection French African art.
Formerly known as "Niam-Niam" because considered as cannibals, the tribes grouped under the name of Zande, Azande, settled, coming from Chad, on the border of the DRC (Zaire), Sudan and the Central African Republic. According to their beliefs the man would be endowed with two souls, one of which transforms when he dies as an animal-totem of the clan to which he belongs. A seated figure supports a circular seat glossed by use. The statue with circled eyes of kaolin has a convex abdomen, and a body with somewhat zoomorphic characteristics. Brass nails emphasize the bust and legs. A wide circular base supports everything. The African tribal art of Zande, or "those who own a lot of land", apart from their art of court composed of spoons, receptacles, ...


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