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Metoko / Kakungu Lega figure - DRC Congo - African Art

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Metoko / Kakungu Lega figure - DRC Congo - African Art
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  • Title: Metoko / Kakungu Lega figure - DRC Congo - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: DRC, Congo
  • Dimension: 12,99 Inch
  • Weight: 1,1 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Figure, statue
  • Additional Information: This small statuette with collected volumes is camped on large digitized feet. Numerous scarifications, written in alternating parallel lines, reveal the character's status, which would play a worthy old man who has been a victim of witchcraft, kakungu. In the hollow of these furrows kaolin pigments have become embedded, giving a light beige patina to the object.
    Katungu cult statue belonging to the Metoko and Lengola, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, rare monotheism in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami of Lega. The sculptures played a role during the initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the grave of the high-ranking initiates. Each of these figures had a name, just like the Lega traditions.

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $162.00

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    Metoko / Kakungu Lega figure - DRC Congo - African Art

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  • Title: Metoko / Kakungu Lega figure - DRC Congo - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: DRC, Congo
  • Dimension: 12,99 Inch
  • Weight: 1,1 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Figure, statue
  • Additional Information: This small statuette with collected volumes is camped on large digitized feet. Numerous scarifications, written in alternating parallel lines, reveal the character's status, which would play a worthy old man who has been a victim of witchcraft, kakungu. In the hollow of these furrows kaolin pigments have become embedded, giving a light beige patina to the object.
    Katungu cult statue belonging to the Metoko and Lengola, peoples of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, rare monotheism in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami of Lega. The sculptures played a role during the initiation ceremonies, and were then placed on the grave of the high-ranking initiates. Each of these figures had a name, just like the Lega traditions.

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $162.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $45.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • 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.
  • Condition
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    Good, see pictures.

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