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African Sculpture Nkisi Nkondi  Congo Powerfigure Nail fetish

African Sculpture Nkisi Nkondi Congo Powerfigure Nail fetish

African Sculpture Nkisi Nkondi Congo Powerfigure Nail fetish

Catawiki online auction house: Divination Implement - LUBA - Congo

Divination Implement - LUBA - Congo

Luba, Democratic Republic of Congo Wood Field Collected in Congo Previously in the collection of a Romanian Engineer posted in Zambia, previous Rhodeshia. Length 250mm Width 68mm Weight 235g

Catawiki online auction house: Bwami Society Sculpture, LEGA , Democratic Reublic of Congo

Bwami Society Sculpture, LEGA , Democratic Reublic of Congo

Hardwood sculpture out of the ebony family comissioned by the Bwami society, the secret society that rules the Lega tribe in Congo. This tribe lives deep within the rainforest and does not have an established political or social organisation. Lega art has a strict canon and the artist can only work within the rules,

Catawiki online auction house: African zig zag sculpture - LEGA - Democratic republic of Congo

African zig zag sculpture - LEGA - Democratic republic of Congo

Size 38.5x10.5cm Weight: 1.1kg Lega sculptures are usually carved in a highly distinctive style, with a heart-shaped concave face with a slightly bulging forehead, slit ‘coffee-bean’ or tubular eyes, a nose with a beak-like base, and an open mouth showing teeth. Figures may be covered completely in white clay called

Catawiki online auction house: African Bwami Society wooden sculpture - LEG A- Democratic Republic of Congo

African Bwami Society wooden sculpture - LEG A- Democratic Republic of Congo

Lega wooden figures are used in performances of the Bwami society to teach moral values, good and bad. Figures with one or both arms raised are usually called kasangala. They are meant to portray someone who has resolved a large problem in the community. The last photo, after the presentation of the object from all

Catawiki online auction house: African ancestor sculpture - LUBA - D.R Congo, Katanga region.

African ancestor sculpture - LUBA - D.R Congo, Katanga region.

When a Luba king died, his spirit was incarnated by a female spirit medium, whose title was Mwadi. Luba people say that only a woman's body is strong enough to hold a spirit as powerful as that of a king, which is why sculpture dedicated to kingship is almost always female in gender. This Mwadi was the incarnation of

Makishi Mwana Pwevo Mask  NGANGELA  Nothwestern by haitribalart

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Catawiki online auction house: Collection of  Ceremonial Staffs - CHOKWE, LUNDA, LOZI - 8pcs -  Zambia

Collection of Ceremonial Staffs - CHOKWE, LUNDA, LOZI - 8pcs - Zambia

Collection of Ceremonial Staffs Tribes of Provenance - From left -(Chokwe no1, no3), Lunda ( no4, no6), Lozi (no2,5,7,8) - 8pcs - Zambia (according to image marked with red circle) Dimensions: 953x75mm 838x89mm 832x87mm 692x47mm 711x84mm 808x47mm 764x88mm 940x72mm Cumulated Weight: 3367g Collected in situ by Cornel