This African Zande statue incorporates many typical elements of this much appreciated statuary.
There is a simple geometric body, a flattened and wide face, a cowry shell at the level of the umbilicus and above all a beautiful reddish patina obtained with the help of tukula, witness of a ritual use within the framework of the Mani initiatory society. .
The Zande and related peoples in northern D.R. Congo are noted in African art for their figurines with somewhat naïve simplified features.
- Presumed dating
- Mid XXth century
- 34 cm
- Ethnic group
- Wood, accessories
- Tribal art collection Belgium
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