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Statue polychrome Dengese, Ndengese (N° 14815)

A people of Central Africa who live in Kasai, a neighbour of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a common ancestor Mongo , some of them from Upper Nile. If their ceremonies were devoid of masks, their statues with absent or truncated lower limbs are renamed. This is a female version of the funerary warrior effigy, always capped with the summit horn characteristic of the hairstyles of the notables Totshi belonging to the association ikoho and symbolizing respect, intelligence and maturity. She would represent the founder of the company. The face and body are tattooed with embossed scarifications for the purpose of social and aesthetic differentiation. Hands are placed on a protruding abdomen. A piece from the vast collection of Mr. Jean Charles Mercier, which was started at the beginning of the 20th century by his grandfather Guy, a consultant for the Solvay group. While radiating in West and Central Africa as part of his work, and collecting in-situ works, the majority of his collection nevertheless comes from \  

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OriginEx. collection Mercier
EthnyNdenguesé
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height115
Width30
Weight19.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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