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Kongo Yombe figure (N° 18121)

Ex Belgian tribal art collection. The Yombe statuette opposite, devoid of body scarification, was originally intended to hold a weapon. This type of individual fetish, activated by magical formulas and possible additional accessories, was supposed to protect or inflict vengeance. The eyes evoke mediumistic qualities. Mahogany brown satin patina.

The Solongo cultures of Angola and Yombe were largely influenced by the Kongo kingdom from which they borrowed naturalistic statuary and religious rituals by means of carved nkondo nkisi fetishes. The Yombe settled on the West African coast, in the southwestern Republic of the Congo and in Angola. Their sculpture is primarily naturalistic, consisting of court regalia and emblems, anecdotal objects related to the Lemba cult, maternities, funerary masks and fetishes. The nganga, at the same time healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation towards the God called Nzambi through consecrated figures named nkisi .  

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OriginEx-collection Mercier
Countryrdc ex zaire
Weight0.16 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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