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Mask Lumbu, Loumbo, Mbumba
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Tribal art > African mask > Lumbu Mask

Ex-collection of Belgian African tribal art.

Within the group named Shira ,the Lumbu Loumbu, Balumbu, of Bantu origin and originating from the Congo kingdom, settled on the coastal part of Gabon, and in the Republic Congo, in the middle Ogooue. They keep the bones of their ancestors in reliquary baskets decorated with statuettes and other prestigious objects. This rare mask with a face bleached with kaolin, evocation of a dead woman, was used during the Okuyi dance and ancestor worship, ritual practices they shared with the Punu. The face of this ancient mask has no scarification, the eyes are glazed like the works of the Kongo clans, the nose is flat, the mouth has a prominent lower lip, and the chin is pointed. The hair is separated on both sides by a thick braided parting. ...


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Statue ritual Lumbu Nzighu
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Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Lumbu

Ex-collection French tribal art.
Art African and the masterpieces of the statuary LumbuCeette sculpture embodies the monkey named nzighu , nziku, whose vigour is expressed by the stylization of the aggressive attitude of the figures of the Mayombé region represented standing, hands on hips, camped on their legs. The body is reduced to a truncated bust supported by two semi-flexed legs. The feet disappear into a circular base with gnawed outlines. The polychrome hues consist of a white coating (kaolin), the color of peace, referring to the Genius Bunzi whose chimpanzee is said to be the brother (Luc De Heusch); red is derived from tukula bark, associated with elements such as fire, blood, and flesh. Blue pigments symbolize water and the realm of spirits and geniuses. The psychic ...


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