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Statue, Mbole, République Démocratique du Congo. Bois et pigments. H. : 85 cm. Ex-coll. Sir Francis Sacheverell, 5e Baronnet (1892-1969), Toscane, Italie. Photo H. Dubois

Statue, Mbole, République Démocratique du Congo. Bois et pigments. H. : 85 cm. Ex-coll. Sir Francis Sacheverell, 5e Baronnet (1892-1969), Toscane, Italie. Photo H. Dubois

Porteuse de coupe, Yoruba, Nigeria YORUBA KNEELING FEMALE FIGURE WITH BOWL, NIGERIA haut. 51 cm  READ note

Porteuse de coupe, Yoruba, Nigeria YORUBA KNEELING FEMALE FIGURE WITH BOWL, NIGERIA haut. 51 cm READ note

Africa | Ceremonial axe from the Luba Shankadi people of DR Congo | Wood, metal, tapestry nails, glass beads | ca. early 20th century

Africa | Ceremonial axe from the Luba Shankadi people of DR Congo | Wood, metal, tapestry nails, glass beads | ca. early 20th century

Male figure Mbole peoples 19th century. The Mbole peoples were governed by men’s communal associations that performed educational, judicial, social, political, economic, and religious functions. Figures such as this one were formerly hung to warn male initiates about the serious consequences of divulging the association’s secrets to women.  61 cm

Male figure Mbole peoples 19th century. The Mbole peoples were governed by men’s communal associations that performed educational, judicial, social, political, economic, and religious functions. Figures such as this one were formerly hung to warn male initiates about the serious consequences of divulging the association’s secrets to women. 61 cm

Democratic Republic of the Congo; Mbole peoples Figure Wood, pigment (white, ochre, traces of black) H. 38.1 cm (15”) The University of Iowa...

Democratic Republic of the Congo; Mbole peoples Figure Wood, pigment (white, ochre, traces of black) H. 38.1 cm (15”) The University of Iowa...

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