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Superb HEMBA Kabeja figure janus Statue Congo DRC African Tribal Art 1498
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CONGO DRC
KABEJA HEMBA
Superb sculpture
The Hemba had very talented sculptors and the art of the tribe is mainly known for the ancestors figures, the Singiti, symbols of power who exude astonishing serenity and natural authority
According François Neyt in "la grande statuaire Hemba", the Kabeja is a rare Janiform sculpture which represents the couple of founding ancestors of each clan. The statue was unique and owned by the chief, while each group had several Singiti figures. It was used in all Hemba ceremonies, as well as in court decisions
Jean-Baptiste Bacquard suggests that the Kabeja would represent spirits. And protects the clan
The Hemba live in eastern Congo DRC, between the Lualaba river (Congo river), to the west, and Lake Tanganyka, to the east
Their territory is articulated around the Luika river which delimits the Hemba of the north and those of the south. They are therefore present in the south of the province of Maniema as well as in the north of the province of Tanganyka.
They are geographically and culturally close to the Luba

Characteristics:
TYPE OF OBJECT: statue, figure.
ETHNICAL GROUP: Hemba, Bahemba.
ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo.DRC
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre).
MATÉRIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: About 10 1/2 inches high
12" with its base
CONDITION : Medium
Please have a look on pictures
BIBLIOGRAPHIE / BIBLIOGRAPHY:



- LA GRANDE STATUAIRE HEMBA DU ZAIRE, FRANÇOIS NEYT, INSTITUT SUPERIEUR D'ARCHEOLOGIE ET D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART, UCL, LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE,1977

- THE TRIBAL ARTS OF AFRICA, JEAN-BAPTISTE BACQUART, THAMES AND HUDSON, 1998

- 100 PEOPLES OF ZAIRE AND THEIR SCULPTURE. THE HANDBOOK FOR COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS, MARC LEO FELIX, BRUXELLES: ZAIRE BASIN ART HISTORY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 1987 PAGE 35 ILLUSTRATION 5

- KABEJA - BERNARD DE GRUNNE - 2012

Reserve: $1,000.00

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    CONGO DRC
    KABEJA HEMBA
    Superb sculpture
    The Hemba had very talented sculptors and the art of the tribe is mainly known for the ancestors figures, the Singiti, symbols of power who exude astonishing serenity and natural authority
    According François Neyt in "la grande statuaire Hemba", the Kabeja is a rare Janiform sculpture which represents the couple of founding ancestors of each clan. The statue was unique and owned by the chief, while each group had several Singiti figures. It was used in all Hemba ceremonies, as well as in court decisions
    Jean-Baptiste Bacquard suggests that the Kabeja would represent spirits. And protects the clan
    The Hemba live in eastern Congo DRC, between the Lualaba river (Congo river), to the west, and Lake Tanganyka, to the east
    Their territory is articulated around the Luika river which delimits the Hemba of the north and those of the south. They are therefore present in the south of the province of Maniema as well as in the north of the province of Tanganyka.
    They are geographically and culturally close to the Luba

    Characteristics:
    TYPE OF OBJECT: statue, figure.
    ETHNICAL GROUP: Hemba, Bahemba.
    ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo.DRC
    (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre).
    MATÉRIAL: Wood.
    DIMENSIONS: About 10 1/2 inches high
    12" with its base
    CONDITION : Medium
    Please have a look on pictures
    BIBLIOGRAPHIE / BIBLIOGRAPHY:



    - LA GRANDE STATUAIRE HEMBA DU ZAIRE, FRANÇOIS NEYT, INSTITUT SUPERIEUR D'ARCHEOLOGIE ET D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART, UCL, LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE,1977

    - THE TRIBAL ARTS OF AFRICA, JEAN-BAPTISTE BACQUART, THAMES AND HUDSON, 1998

    - 100 PEOPLES OF ZAIRE AND THEIR SCULPTURE. THE HANDBOOK FOR COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS, MARC LEO FELIX, BRUXELLES: ZAIRE BASIN ART HISTORY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 1987 PAGE 35 ILLUSTRATION 5

    - KABEJA - BERNARD DE GRUNNE - 2012

    Reserve: $1,000.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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