Pretty little sculpture, typical of its category, with very abstract shapes and the face cut in two parts The eyes are small glass beads, the torso is almost entirely covered by a necklace of plastic beads; the earrings are copper. The Yanda figures, with an abstract style and an indeterminate gender represent strength, the spirits Those anthropomorphic figurines (also named Nazeze) belonged to the highest members of this society. They were used in the divination rituals of the Mani, an association that could be compared to the cult of the Bwami of the Lega The Zande live in the north of the Congo, in the Ubangi, on the banks of the Uele river. TYPE OF OBJECT: Statue, figure.ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo. DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre). MATÉRIAL: Wood, glass, plastic, iron, copper. DIMENSIONS: About 8 inches high.
Please have a look on the pictures. Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Fonds mercator, 2007 - Figures Yanda des Zande, 24 sculptures ubanguiennes de la collection Jay T Last, Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers Tribal Art Magazine n°96 Eté 2020 - 100 peoples of Zaïre and their sculpture. The handbook for collectors, scholars and students, Marc Leo Felix, Bruxelles: Zaïre Basin Art History Research Foundation, 1987, pages 202-203 - The Tribal Arts of Africa, Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, Thames and Hudson, 1998, pages 141 - 142. "GALERIE DE LA LOUVE ARTS PREMIERS ". Is situated in Belgium, 50 km from Brussels in direction of Paris.You are welcome if you want to see the pieces before you decide. TEL: From outside Belgium +32 64 284 301. From Belgium 064 284 301. You can also follow us on social networks. The item "ZANDE AZANDE Cute Mani Yanda figure Ubangi Congo DRC African Tribal Art 1346" is in sale since Thursday, November 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "galerie-de-la-louve-arts-premiers" and is located in La Louvière. This item can be shipped worldwide.