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Kongo Statue (N° 25724)

Ex-French African artcollection.
Within the wide diversity of nkisi sculptures to which multiple virtues were attributed, this African maternity in figurative style, image of the protective ancestor of the clan, offers an abundance of very finely chiseled details. This type of female statue was accompanied by its male counterpart named Mabyaala.
Burgundy brown satin patina. Minor erosions and desiccation cracks.
The Vili, the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo formed the Kôngo group, led by king ntotela . With the same beliefs and traditions, they produced statuary with codified gestures in relation to their vision of the world.
Ref. : "Africa, the art of a continent" ed. Prestel (p.247)  

780.00 € 624.00 ( -20.0 %) 
Possibility of payment in 3x (3x 208.0 €)

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OriginEx. collection française
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, perles, verre
Height cm43
Width13 cm
Weight2.50 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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