TYPE D'OBJET: Statue.
GROUPE ETHNIQUE: Hemba, Bahemba.
PAYS D'ORIGINE: République Démocratique du Congo RDC
(ex Congo Belge, ex Zaïre).
DIMENSIONS: 46.5 cm
ETAT : Moyen - Mauvais
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Bibliographie / Bibliography:
- La grande statuaire Hemba du Zaïre, François Neyt, Louvain-la-neuve, Institut supérieur d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art, 1977
- HEMBA, Luigi Spina et Constantin Petridis, Editions 5 Continents, 2017
- Luba Hemba Werke Unbekannter Meister, Frankfurt am Main, Museum für Völkerkunde, 1983
HEMBA Ancestor Figure
Atypical by its hairstyle, or rather by its absence of elaborate hairstyle specific of those ancestors figures. This singiti simply has partial baldness
The Singiti, the Hemba ancestors figures are famous.
They represent the deceased leaders and, venerated by the entire tribe, they help their successors to legitimize their political power.
They give off an impression of majesty and great serenity.
The Hemba live in eastern Congo DRC, between the Lualaba river (Congo river), to the west, and Lake Tanganyka, to the east
Their territory is articulated around the Luika river which delimits the Hemba of the north and those of the south. They are therefore present in the south of the province of Maniema as well as in the north of the province of Tanganyka.(formerly the northern part of Katanga Province)
They are geographically and culturally close to the Luba
PROVENANCE: Ex Belgian-French Collection of Mr Ph.V.
(More details on request)
TYPE OF OBJECT: Statue, figure.
ETHNICAL GROUP: Hemba, Bahemba.
ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo.DRC
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre).
DIMENSIONS: About 18 1/4 inches high (46.5 cm)
CONDITION : Medium - bad
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