MC1348 Beautiful zigzag statuette Yanda Zande Azande figure Ubangi Congo DRC

MC1348 Beautiful zigzag statuette Yanda Zande Azande figure Ubangi Congo DRC

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CONGO DRC

Pretty statuette typical of the Ubangi region

Most likely ZANDE


Very beautiful sculpture, the geometric body forms with the head a zig-zag which reminds us of certain Lega statuettes
The Yanda figures, in an abstract style, represent the force, the spirits

These anthropomorphic figurines (also called Nazeze) belonged to the highest members of there Mani company. They were used in the divination rituals of this association, 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

Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Statuette
ETHNIC GROUP: Zande - Azande
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo DRC
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: Height 18 cm.
20 cm with the base
CONDITION: Average - bad
See photos

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Bibliography - Bibliography

- Ubangi, dir. Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Mercator Fund, 2007
- Yanda des Zande figures, 24 Ubangian sculptures from the Jay T Last collection, Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers Tribal 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

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CONGO DRC 

Cute statuette, typical of the Ubangi area,
Most likely ZANDE


Very beautiful sculpture, the geometric body forms with the head a zig-zag which reminds us of certain Lega statuettes
The Yanda figures, with an abstract style and an indeterminate gender 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
Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Statue, figure
ETHNIC GROUP: Zande Azande.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: About 7 inches high
About 8" with the base
CONDITION: Medium - bad
Please have a look on the pictures.