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Democratic Republic of the CongoA HEMBA FIGURE, Auktion 1063 Afrikanische und Ozeanische Kunst, Lot 74

Democratic Republic of the CongoA HEMBA FIGURE, Auktion 1063 Afrikanische und Ozeanische Kunst, Lot 74

Luba/Hemba caryatid stool - the depiction of women on stools is a symbol for the influential part of the First woman of a king or chief. The female caryatid figure quasi supports the sacral power, which is incarnated in the owner of the stool. The woman pulling the strings behind the throne - an image which finds expression in the saying: "men are chiefs by day, but women are chiefs by night".  H: 51 cm; D: 20 cm

Luba/Hemba caryatid stool - the depiction of women on stools is a symbol for the influential part of the First woman of a king or chief. The female caryatid figure quasi supports the sacral power, which is incarnated in the owner of the stool. The woman pulling the strings behind the throne - an image which finds expression in the saying: "men are chiefs by day, but women are chiefs by night". H: 51 cm; D: 20 cm

Hemba "singiti" figures depict important persons, such as war lords, clan founders or local chiefs. They provide a literal and symbolic link between past generations and current clan leaders, whose families are entrusted with their ownership and care. They were kept in special ceremonial huts, where they received sacrifices and prayers.  H: 40,5 cm    Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue171/d100_501/#ixzz3owXABa8X

Hemba "singiti" figures depict important persons, such as war lords, clan founders or local chiefs. They provide a literal and symbolic link between past generations and current clan leaders, whose families are entrusted with their ownership and care. They were kept in special ceremonial huts, where they received sacrifices and prayers. H: 40,5 cm Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue171/d100_501/#ixzz3owXABa8X

Songe/Zela femle mask - many ethnic groups female masks are said to dance in conjunction with animal masks. This is true among the neighbouring Tabwa/Rungu, among the Chokwe and Lunda, as well as among the Luba/Hemba where we find the combination of ideal female mask and buffalo mask.  H: 34 cm    Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue183/d10_191/#o3035853#ixzz3mkPP5ug6

Songe/Zela femle mask - many ethnic groups female masks are said to dance in conjunction with animal masks. This is true among the neighbouring Tabwa/Rungu, among the Chokwe and Lunda, as well as among the Luba/Hemba where we find the combination of ideal female mask and buffalo mask. H: 34 cm Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue183/d10_191/#o3035853#ixzz3mkPP5ug6

Africa | Apes mask "soko mutu" from the Hemba people of DR Congo | Wood, partly encrusted brown patina || "soko mutu" mask dancers were costumed with a tapa cape, wig and pelt beard (colobus ape). They were looked upon as frightening characters.

Africa | Apes mask "soko mutu" from the Hemba people of DR Congo | Wood, partly encrusted brown patina || "soko mutu" mask dancers were costumed with a tapa cape, wig and pelt beard (colobus ape). They were looked upon as frightening characters.

Democratic Republic of the CongoHEMBA CHIMPANZEE MASK, Auktion 1081 Afrikanische und Ozeanische Kunst, Lot 158

Democratic Republic of the CongoHEMBA CHIMPANZEE MASK, Auktion 1081 Afrikanische und Ozeanische Kunst, Lot 158

Hemba janus-headed figure - the precise context in which this figure was used is impossible to ascertain, since Janus figures are not restricted to any single domain. They may be used for divination, or as part of a chief's royal treasury, or for religious veneration and invocation. The presence of nails, as well as the possibility for insertion of magical mass suggests that it was probably a vehicle for healing and other apotropaic purposes.  H: 25 cm    Read more…

Hemba janus-headed figure - the precise context in which this figure was used is impossible to ascertain, since Janus figures are not restricted to any single domain. They may be used for divination, or as part of a chief's royal treasury, or for religious veneration and invocation. The presence of nails, as well as the possibility for insertion of magical mass suggests that it was probably a vehicle for healing and other apotropaic purposes. H: 25 cm Read more…

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