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Anthropomorphic figure Togbo Zukoro (N° 17778)

Ovoid head on which the braids of the hairstyle are inscribed, ample concave orbits where pierced pupils classically encrusted with pearls, wide rictus. The body is slender, slender, hands and feet roughly represented. This very unusual figure offers a patina of clear use, mate. Abrasions.
sus of the Banda group, the Togbo originally migrated from the Lake Chad region to the territories of Oubangui. They co-faced the Ngbaka and the Ngombe, shared the customs and customs of different clans Banda , but were mainly marked by the influence of the people of the Central African Republic (CAR). Besides the ancestors, they fear the spirits of nature and practice divination in an attempt to improve their destiny. Among their various ritual sculptures, the statuettes zukoro intervened in reconciliations after a crime and were placed on altars where they were the object of libations. Couples of protective statuettes of very variable appearance, also for therapeutic use, formed a pair named Yasangbanga .  

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OriginEx-collection E. Caldwell - USA
EthnyTogbo
CountryRDC
Material(s)wood, perles
Height41
Width9
Weight0.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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