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Sabre de prestige Kongo (N° 16704)

The handle of this object features a female figure in a bust, eyes closed, and arms folded behind the back. In the "geste Kongo" published by the Dapper Museum, the author states that this attitude of concentration is adopted in the face of the prophet or the nganga in order to solve a problem. A crusty rust formed on the blade of the sword.
The Vili, the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kongo formed the group Kôngo, led by King ntotela. Their kingdom reached its apogee in the 16th century with the ivory, copper and slave trade. Similarly beliefs and traditions, they produced a statuary with a codified gesture in relation to their worldview. The sorcerers nganga, both healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation with the God called Nzambi through consecrated figures. To fight evil spells, nkisis protective figures are made and loaded by the nganga of all the ingredients necessary to achieve this goal.
In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using cauris, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, including iron in particular. These primitive currencies were used in trade, social exchanges, for dowries in particular, but could also constitute objects of parade or throw weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were valued against iron bars called barriferri. In 1556 in Djenné Jean-Léon the African observed that the people used iron to pay " things of little value". The king generally controlled the production or delivery of the kingdom's currency. The variety of these metallic forms is wide, and these sometimes take on the appearance of particularly aesthetic non-figurative sculpture.  

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Originex-collection monégasque
EthnyKongo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)metal
Height53
Width8
Weight1.51 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle includedYes

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