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Caryatid stool Tabwa (N° 17696)

Recognisable for its sophisticated hairstyle and linear scarifications made up of checkerboards, this Tabwa ancestor figure is depicted seated, presenting the tablet forming the seat of a seat. Beautiful black oil patina, desication cracks. Abrasions.
The Tabwa ('scarifier' and 'write') are an ethnic group present in the south-east of the DRC, around Lake Tanganyika. The tribes of this region, such as the Tumbwe , worship the ancestors mipasi through sculptures held by chiefs or sorcerers. the Tabwa united around tribal leaders after being influenced by the Luba. It was mainly during this period that their artistic current was expressed mainly through statues but also through masks. The Tabwa worshipped ancestors and dedicated some of their statues to them. Animists, their beliefs are rooted around ngulu, spirits of nature present in plants and rocks.
Source: Treasures of Africa Ed. Tervuren Museum.  

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OriginEx-collection E. Caldwell - USA
EthnyTabwa
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm33
Width23 cm
Weight1.75 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°

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