Kongo Yombe Ancestor Figure, Congo

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  • Kongo Yombe Ancestor Figure, Congo
  • The Vili, the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo formed the group Kôngo , led by King ntotela . Their kingdom reached its apogee in the 16th century with the ivory, copper and slave trade. Similarly beliefs and traditions, they produced a statuary with a codified gesture in relation to their worldview. The sorcerers nganga, both healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation with the God called Nzambi through consecrated figures. Aggressive witchcraft kindoki is the absolute evil that must be fought. To this end, nkisis protective figures are made and loaded by the nganga of all the ingredients necessary to achieve this goal. - Source: "The gesture Kôngo" Ed. Dapper Museum; U.0222Animal" ed. Dapper Museum.
  • Measurements: 20.47 Inch
  • Note: Stand not included.