African statue associated with ancestor worship. Sculpted in rounded volumes, she has a stocky body whose reduced arms mark the bulb of the abdomen. The head, whose chin projects forward, offers exorbitant pupils in connection with the intake of hallucinogenic plants. The posture would be one of those accompanying ceremonial dances. The statue is pierced with attachment holes intended for fragments of relics (small bones, etc...). Worn, abraded kaolin patina, red pigments remain.
The Mbete, Ambete, or even Mbédé, form a tribe of Gabon, on the border of the Middle Congo, close to the Obamba and the Pounou, whose history has been marked by a long-term conflict against the Teke. They do not have a centralized political organization, practice ancestor worship without reliquary boxes, their statues frequently comprising a cavity fitted out for this purpose.
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