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Ancestor statue Ndengese
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People of Central Africa settled in Kasai, neighbors of the Kuba, the Ndengese, Dengeé , form one of the clans from a common ancestor Mongo , some of them from Upper Nile. They produced statues with absent or truncated lower limbs symbolizing the king or etoshi, itoci . The flared hairstyle topped with a summit horn is characteristic of the hairstyles of notables Totshi belonging to the association ikoho . It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. The triangular face in which the hemmed features fit expresses a certain reverence. The high neck giving the ensemble an alt-like look has drips that extend over the chest. The bust and arms are dotted with ringed scarifications and checkerboard motifs evoking the chef's clothes sewn with pearls and cauris dedicated to the investiture ...


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Dengese Etotoshi figure
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The ancestor is depicted kneeling, hands on the abdomen. The flared headdress, surmounted by a summit horn, is characteristic of headdresses acquired by Totshi chiefs belonging to the ikoho association and evokes particular proverbs . It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. DU A network of elaborate scarifications, corresponding to symbolic graphics, and others purely decorative, are traced on the body. Bright mahogany brown patina.
A central African people settled in Kasai, neighboring the Kuba, the Ndengese or Dengese form one of the clans descended from a common Mongo ancestor, some of them originating from the Upper Nile. They produced early art statues with absent or truncated lower limbs, covered with graphic symbols, symbolizing the prestige of ...


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Statue polychrome Dengese, Ndengese
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A people of Central Africa who live in Kasai, a neighbour of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a common ancestor Mongo , some of them from Upper Nile. If their ceremonies were devoid of masks, their statues with absent or truncated lower limbs are renamed. This is a female version of the funerary warrior effigy, always capped with the summit horn characteristic of the hairstyles of the notables Totshi belonging to the association ikoho and symbolizing respect, intelligence and maturity. She would represent the founder of the company. The face and body are tattooed with embossed scarifications for the purpose of social and aesthetic differentiation. Hands are placed on a protruding abdomen. A piece from the vast collection of Mr. Jean Charles Mercier, which was started at the ...

Ancestor statuette Ndengese Totshi
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Tribal art > African Statues > Statuette Ndengese

A people of Central Africa who live in Kasai, a neighbour of the Kuba, the Ndengese form one of the clans of a common ancestor Mongo , some of them from Upper Nile. They produced statues of art first to the absent or truncated lower limbs, covered with graphic symbols, symbolizing the prestige of the leader. The flared hairstyle topped with a summit horn is characteristic of the hairstyles acquired by the Totshi belonging to the association ikoho and evokes particular proverbs. It symbolizes respect, intelligence and maturity. The face seems to be in meditation. The neck has a sling. Losangic scarifications in relief, with the aim of differentiating socially and aesthetically, are drawn on the bust. The clasped hands highlight the protruding umbilical. Dark brown patina abraded, residual ...





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