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Suku Mikkumu headrest (N° 17298)
Named musaw among the neighbouring Yaka, the mikkumu-neck-supports incorporated regalia sculptures of the ligagne chiefs. Often zoomorphic subjects, these pieces of furniture were intended to support elaborate headdresses and protective charms were frequently attached. The object consists of a round-bump figure on which the curved seat rests. The antelope forms one of the animal subjects also towering at the top of the heaume masks 'hemba' Suku. It refers to the qualities of the savannah animal.
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Black brown, glossy on the support, and locally abraded.
The ethnic groups Suku and Yaka recognize common origins and have the same social structure as well as similar cultural practices. They can only be differentiated by their stylistic variations. The mukanda is the name given to all the rites shared by many communities around the initiation ceremony of young puberty dedicated to the end of childhood.
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|Origin||ex-collection Caldwell E.|
|Country||rdc ex zaire|
|Estimated dating||1ère halfxx°|
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