Kusu Hemba figure

€340.00

This kabeja statue has acquired, as ritual manipulations, a superb patina with multiple layers.

Kabeja statues are formidable objects often kept away from children and women, he presides over the offerings and libatons when justice is done, or when the intercession of the ancestor is invoked. In addition, in each family, the kabeja has a very specific medico-religious value linked to fertility: sick child, sterile woman, daughter to marry. It is therefore in a relation to natural hazards and precarities identified or unknown, visible or ambushed, family and household that the kabeja offers its direct and immediate support. The kabeja instrumentalizes, dominates and masters the imponderable.

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00899

Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1930
Size
41 x 11 cm
Ethnic group
Kusu
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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