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Nkanu tambourine sculpture (N° 18929)

This sculpture of a drummer comes from the Nkanu of the R.D.C. Large orbits dotted with perforations, the pierced pupils evoking trance, distinguish the face of the figure with a rounded back, perched in the shape of a qualifourchon on a cylindrical volume whose base develops into a collar. The polychromy of the head surmounting a long massive neck, coated with white clay and reddish pigments, is characteristic of the Nkanu. Satin patina.
The Nkanu live from agriculture along the Lufimi River. Their villages are grouped in groups of four or five under the authority of a local chief leading the heads of the families. Their artistic production is mainly linked to initiation rites. Drummers appear on the carved wooden panels exhibited during the "kimeki" initiation rites. The sound of the drum, among the Kongo and the Yaka, covered the groans of circumcision nkanda , chased away malevolent spirits, and encouraged the future initiates. A similar piece was offered by François Edouard Cabra in 1903 to the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren .
Litt. 100 People of Zaire and their Sculpture" M.L. Félix.  

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Originex-collection E. Caldwell - USA
EthnyNigéria
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height49
Width14
Weight2.65 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°

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