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Fetish Kongo Yombe Statue (N° 12606)

Ex-collection Belgian African art In the 13th century, the Kongo people, led by their king Ne Kongo, settled in a region at the crossroads of the current DRC, Angola and Gabon Two centuries later later, the Portuguese came into contact with the Kongo and converted their king to Christianity.Although monarchical, the Kongo political system had a democratic aspect because the king was actually placed at the head of the kingdom following an election held by A council of tribal governors, who was also known as ntotela, controlled the appointment of court and provincial officials, and the nganga, who were both healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation of the God called Nzambi by intermediate of consecrated figures named nkisi A monochrome figure of an ancestor sitting on a totem animal The glass eyes, with their pupils raised in black, evoke clairvoyance, mediumistic qualities The ventral load of magical ingredients, housed in the abdominal cavity, is also closed by a mirror. The weapon he had was missing.

Light brown patina. Xylophagous attacks controlled, lacks, cracks.  

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Originex-collection Colmant
EthnyKongo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, verre
Height cm65
Width28 cm
Weight5.30 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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