Zande Yanda statuette of Mani - SOLD OUT

The Azande are found in the northern part of the DRC, along the banks of the Uele river.
Zande statues and figurines are often representations of ancestors. Some of the Zande sculptures (Yanda or Banda) are associated with the highest rank of the Mani secret society which protects members of society from the dangers of disease, hunting and evil spirits. The next statue has a reddish patina and looks very old.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
33 x 9 cm
Ethnic group
Zande / Azande
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Private collection, Beveren, Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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