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The Kongo gesture (N° 19715)

From impressive figures, bristling with nails or iron blades, to statuettes of refined naturalism, the kôngo works perfectly illustrate the theme of gesture in statuary. The figures are sometimes standing, with one arm raised or hands on the hips, sometimes seated, cross-legged, or kneeling. The fingers touch the cheek, the mouth, the chin, join behind the head or rest on the thighs. These different modes of expression translate some of the multiple functions performed by pieces selected for their representative attitude, but also for the quality or originality of their workmanship. Used in techniques of communication with the beyond, dedicated to personal or collective protection, intended to intervene in the settlement of individual or community disputes, to manage disorders, illnesses or death caused by occult forces, these objects, of great stylistic diversity, are the best witnesses of very ancient practices. These are widely spread in several societies in the Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. (...)

Authors : Robert Farris Thompson, Jean Nsondé, Erwan Dianteill under the direction of Christiane Falgayrettes-Leveau
Editions : Musée Dapper
Condition : NEW
Language : French
Number of pages : 232
Dimensions : 240 x 320 mm
ISBN : 978-2906067851

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Weight1.77 Kg

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