Tribal Art, online sale of tribal art, primitive art and primitive art

Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Metoko

Statue Metoko Kakungu (N° 15069)

This tribal statue, stylized, engraved on massive feet, is engraved with alternating parallel grooves representing the Keloid scars, also associated with the status of the character, a worthy old man having been a victim of witchcraft, ngu. The exorbiting pupils, protruding in the center of large orbits, give it a hallucinated look. White clay was rubbed into the hollow of the furrows, indigo pigments on the reverse, giving a clear patina, grayed, to the sculpture. Lacks and abrasions, long cracks of dessication, patina of velvety use. Kakungu cult statue belonging to the Metoko and Lengola, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, rare monotheism in Africa. Their three-grade society, Bukota, was structuring daily life and welcoming both men and women. It represents the equivalent of the association Bwami of Lega. The sculptures played a role during the initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the grave of the high-ranking initiates. Kakungu in particular was surrounded by other carved objects related to initiation rites and circumcision. Each of these figures had a name, just like the Lega traditions.  

Watch the video

 


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





Originex-collection Mercier
EthnyMetoko
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height59
Width13
Weight2.25 Kg
Estimated datingdébut xx°
Socle includedYes

You could also be interested by these items
Statue MetokoStatue TemneStatue KoroStatuette LegaFétiche Kongo

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts


You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
Tribal art - Statue Metoko Kakungu
Tribal art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100