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Bembe fetish statuette - DRC ex Zaire - African Art

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Bembe fetish statuette - DRC ex Zaire - African Art
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  • Title: Bembe fetish statuette - DRC ex Zaire - African Art Tribal Art
  • Description: Rare figurine of ancestor bembe milindi whose head has a hole for magical charge. Lustrous dark brown patina.
    The Bembe ethnic group is a branch of the Luba that left the Congo in the 18th century to settle near Tanzania and Burundi. Their society and artistic tendencies are marked by the influence of their neighboring ethnic groups in the region of Lake Tanganyika, the Lega, the Buyu, etc.. Indeed, like the Lega, the Bembe had a Bwami association responsible for initiation and structuring the society but while the Bwami was exclusive to the Lega, other associations coexisted among the Bembe, such as the Elanda and Alunga societies. Within the Bwami, art objects such as masks and statues had the role of helping aspirants to Kindi, the highest rank, to remember the moral rules they had to know and apply.
  • Item category: Figure, statue
  • Age: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: DRC ex Zaire
  • Materials: Wood
  • Dimensions: 12.99 Inch
  • Weight: 1.54 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.



    Reserve: $224.20

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    Bembe fetish statuette - DRC ex Zaire - African Art

    Estimate $431 - $496
    Aug 18, 2021
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    Starting Price $130
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    0064: Bembe fetish statuette - DRC ex Zaire - African Art

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    Est. $431 - $496Starting Price $130
    Tribal Art: Masks, Dolls & More
    Aug 18, 2021 2:00 PM EDT
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    Lot 0064 Details

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    ...
  • Title: Bembe fetish statuette - DRC ex Zaire - African Art Tribal Art
  • Description: Rare figurine of ancestor bembe milindi whose head has a hole for magical charge. Lustrous dark brown patina.
    The Bembe ethnic group is a branch of the Luba that left the Congo in the 18th century to settle near Tanzania and Burundi. Their society and artistic tendencies are marked by the influence of their neighboring ethnic groups in the region of Lake Tanganyika, the Lega, the Buyu, etc.. Indeed, like the Lega, the Bembe had a Bwami association responsible for initiation and structuring the society but while the Bwami was exclusive to the Lega, other associations coexisted among the Bembe, such as the Elanda and Alunga societies. Within the Bwami, art objects such as masks and statues had the role of helping aspirants to Kindi, the highest rank, to remember the moral rules they had to know and apply.
  • Item category: Figure, statue
  • Age: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: DRC ex Zaire
  • Materials: Wood
  • Dimensions: 12.99 Inch
  • Weight: 1.54 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.



    Reserve: $224.20

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $55.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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