Zande sculptures represent ancestors or animal figures with simplified features and enlarged heads. The mani association celebrates the importance of woman and uses statuette called yanda. These statues are associated with the highest rank of the secret mani society.
The figures protect society members from the dangers of illness, hunting, evil spirits, etc. Usually female figures are made from wood or fired clay; yanda figures often wear accessories, such as bead collars, pendants, and coins. The society's chief would infuse the yanda with his power by blowing smoke on it and rubbing it with a paste. The pyramid-shaped head, simple in form, has a diamond-shaped face, protruding eyes, and, often, iron rings in its ears and nose.The torso and neck are cylindrical or rectangular, the extremities short. Its outlines are angular and abstract. In some northern Zande areas, large pole-like figures have been erected. These figures may have functioned as grave markers, a widespread pattern for eastern Africa and the southern Sudan.
The maternity figures are also known, as are stylized and refined objects: neck-rests, flyswats, and musical instruments such as drums, sanzas, and curved harps decorated with a head and ending with a pair of legs. 15 USD I reduce to 10 USD. 20 USD I reduced to 14 USD. 25 USD I reduce to 16 USD. 30 USD I reduce to 20 USD.
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