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Kasongo figure (N° 22914)

The personal protection figures kakudjis, used by the Hemba, the Kusu and the Kasongos, were inspired by Songye fetishes. The latter, free of magic charge, is carved in a rudimentary way, its slight asymmetry giving it a particular charm.
Glossy golden patina. Gaps and cracks.
The Kusu established on the left bank of the Lualaba have borrowed the artistic traditions of the Luba and the Hemba and have a caste system similar to that Luba . The Kasongos form a Kusu sub-group, now scattered among the Luba, Songye and Hemba. The singiti statues were kept by the fumu mwalo and honored during ceremonies during which sacrifices were offered to them. Alongside the authority of the hereditary chiefs, secret societies, masculine such as the bukazanzi, and feminine, the bukibilo, played a major role within the clan. Ref. : "100 people of Zaire and their sculpture" M.L. Félix  

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OriginCollection française G.
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm24
Width10 cm
Weight0.28 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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