He was the master of the life and death unless the latter was due to the act of a sorcerer, ndoki , who could magically eat the life force of clan members. The ancestors had close ties with the living and received offerings through the priest, who made appeals to statuettes, the kitebi or bimbi , consecrated by the sorcerer. These figurines were the idealized images of the ancestors and would often wear attributes that allowed them to be identified as medicine men or hunters.
The ancestor worship among the Bembe is older, though, and precedes the use of magic statues, nkisi , by the sorcerers. 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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50 USD I reduce to 34 USD. 55 USD I reduce to 37 USD. 60 USD I reduce to 41 USD.65 USD I reduce to 43 USD. 70 USD I reduce to 46 USD.
75 USD I reduce to 49 USD. 80 USD I reduce to 55 USD. I also look the combine weight and reduce further where possible. The item "African Tribal Art, amazing bembe statue from DRC" is in sale since Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "my-african-beauty" and is located in Umujyi wa Kigali. This item can be shipped worldwide.