African Tribal Art, kongo statue from bakongo tribal(DRC). 47 cm-- 18.5 inches high /weight:2kg. During the 13th century, the Kongo people were led by their king, ne Kongo, to a vast area across three frontiers, where they settled.
Their kingdom expended rapidly and, by the end of the 16th century, it engulfed the Atlantic Coast of present day Gabon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and Angola. Today, the Kongo people number three million. Originally, the Kongo Kingdom comprised a number of separate tribes, the vili, the yombe, the beembe, the Bwende and the woyo, among others- which were led by a king, the Ntotela, who was elected by a council of governors.
The Ntotela controlled the nominations for official positions at court and in the provinces. The main economic resources of the empire were ivory, copper and slave trade. Kongo artists carved numerus figures and objects generally characterized by naturalistic features, although minor stylistic tribal variations do occur.
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50 USD I reduce to 23 USD. 55 USD I reduce to 24.50 USD. 60 USD I reduce to 27.50 USD. The item "African Tribal Art, kongo statue from bakongo tribal DRC Congo" is in sale since Friday, October 9, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "eastafricaart" and is located in Umujyi wa Kigali. This item can be shipped worldwide.