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Yaka Statue (N° 12663)

African art, the charms of lineages
State of African tribal art Yaka whose singularity lies in the trumpet nose, phallic symbol also associated with the elephant. These primitive African statues, which provided protection from enemies and were linked to fertility, were made according to the instructions of the Nganga ngoombu and the object's sponsor. This powerful object of tribal art was then activated using rituals and incantatory formulas. This statue with a golden patina comes from the vast collection of African tribal art of Mr. Guy Mercier, now deceased, consultant for the Solvay group, which began it at the beginning of the 20th century. While radiating in West and Central Africa as part of his work, and collecting in-situ works, the majority of his collection is nevertheless derived from curiosity cabinets which abounded in European capitals during the 1920s. It also comes from prestigious galleries (Paris, Brussels, London, New York). Aerarchic and authoritarian, composed of fearsome warriors, Yaka society was ruled by lineage leaders with the right to life and death over their subjects. Hunting and the resulting prestige are an opportunity for the Yaka today to invoke ancestors and to resort to rituals using charms related to the institution .Khosi. The initiation society of young people is the n-khanda, found among the Eastern Kongo (Chokwe, Luba, etc...),) and which uses various charms and masks in order to ensure a vigorous lineage. Wanting a special cult for twins, the Bayaka (Sing. Yaka) also use janiform statues named yikubu related to rituals common to boys and girls. (C.M.Faïk-Nzuji, The Power of the Sacred)  

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OriginEx. collection Mercier
EthnyYaka
CountryRDC
Material(s)wood
Height cm45
Width12 cm
Weight1.11 Kg
Estimated datingdébut xxe
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