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Effigy Ndop Bushoong Kuba - DRC Congo - African Art Tribal Art
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  • Title: Effigy Ndop Bushoong Kuba - DRC Congo - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Figure, chief, statue, Effigy
  • Date/Period: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: DRC, Congo
  • Materials: Wood
  • Dimensions: 8,27 Inch
  • Weight: 0,88 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.
  • Additional Information: Embodiment of the king in African Kuba art sculpture. Of divine origin for his subjects, the king is represented sitting cross-legged on the royal platform, unable to touch the ground. This statue considered magical was carved from termite-resistant wood. Symbols ibol associated with his reign, usually identify him. As both head of the kingdom and the Bushoong chieftaincy, "nyim", supernatural abilities derived from sorcery or the ancestors were attributed to him. He was therefore responsible for the survival of his subjects, whether it was through the harvests, the rain or the birth of children. These magical attributes were not hereditary. The meditative physiognomy is remarkably modeled, as are the careful details.
    During the last days of the king's life, the memorial statue was placed at his bedside so that it would capture his life energy as the object would outlive him. According to Cornet (1982), these statues were intended for the widows of the ruler because after the funeral, the ndop was installed in the harem.
    Once the successor to the throne was designated, he would isolate himself with the statue in order to draw on its accumulated energy and in turn benefit his subjects.

    Reserve: $148.40

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    Effigy Ndop Bushoong Kuba - DRC Congo - African Art Tribal Art

    Estimate $249 - $286
    May 17, 2022
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    0075: Effigy Ndop Bushoong Kuba - DRC Congo - African Art Tribal Art

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  • Title: Effigy Ndop Bushoong Kuba - DRC Congo - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Figure, chief, statue, Effigy
  • Date/Period: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: DRC, Congo
  • Materials: Wood
  • Dimensions: 8,27 Inch
  • Weight: 0,88 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.
  • Additional Information: Embodiment of the king in African Kuba art sculpture. Of divine origin for his subjects, the king is represented sitting cross-legged on the royal platform, unable to touch the ground. This statue considered magical was carved from termite-resistant wood. Symbols ibol associated with his reign, usually identify him. As both head of the kingdom and the Bushoong chieftaincy, "nyim", supernatural abilities derived from sorcery or the ancestors were attributed to him. He was therefore responsible for the survival of his subjects, whether it was through the harvests, the rain or the birth of children. These magical attributes were not hereditary. The meditative physiognomy is remarkably modeled, as are the careful details.
    During the last days of the king's life, the memorial statue was placed at his bedside so that it would capture his life energy as the object would outlive him. According to Cornet (1982), these statues were intended for the widows of the ruler because after the funeral, the ndop was installed in the harem.
    Once the successor to the throne was designated, he would isolate himself with the statue in order to draw on its accumulated energy and in turn benefit his subjects.

    Reserve: $148.40

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $47.70 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.
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