The Yanda figures, in an abstract style, represent the force, the spirits These anthropomorphic figurines (also called Nazeze) belonged to the highest members ofthereMani company. They were used in the divination rituals of thisassociation, which could be compared to the cult of the Bwami of the Lega
The Zande live in northern Congo, in the Ubangi, along the Uele River
TYPE OF OBJECT: Statuette
ETHNIC GROUP: Zande - Azande
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo DRC
- Ubangi, dir.Jan-LodewijkGrootaers, Mercator Fund, 2007 - Yanda des Zande figures,24 Ubangian sculptures from the Jay T Last collection,Jan-Lodewijk GrootaersTribal Art Magazine n°96 Summer 2020 - 100 peoples of Zaire and their sculpture. The handbook for collectors, scholars and students, Marc Leo Felix, Brussels: Zaire Basin Art History Research Foundation, 1987, pages 202-203 - The Tribal Arts of Africa, Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, Thames and Hudson, 1998, pages 141 - 142
AZANDE Yanda Figure
Superb & typical figure of the Ubangi region The Yanda figures, with an abstract style represent strength, the spirits Those anthropomorphic figurines (also named Nazeze) belonged to the highest members of this society. They were used in the divination rituals of the Mani, an association that could be compared to the cult of the Bwami of the Lega
The Zande live in the north of the Congo, in the Ubangi, on the banks of the Uele river
TYPE OF OBJECT: Statue, figure
ETHNIC GROUP: Zande Azande.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire). MATERIAL: Wood, glass