Zande Yanda figurine of Mani - SOLD OUT

African figurines like this are of the Yanda or Banda type among the Azande. They intervene in the initiation ritual of the Mani. It is the Zande equivalent of Bwami among the famous Lega.
The figurine has a body very similar to the sculpture of the latter, however the head is well typed, broad with two curved facets.
The big eyes are made of upholstery nails.

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Data sheet

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

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