Satuette Kabeja Makua, Hemba, Democratic Republic of Congo

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 69620, Ternand, France

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    Janus statuette representing on both sides a man and a woman back-to-back and linked together by a common trunk. The pose of the two representations is identical. The common cap is conical. At the top there remains a hole containing the magical charge. The neck and shoulders are joint and the hands are placed on the abdomen. The whole thing rests on a round base.
    These statuettes are called "Kabeja". They represent the founding couple of each clan. They belonged to the chiefs who had only one. The powers of the "Kabeja" are considered immense and their role was considerable. They took part in all important ceremonies and could take part in court decisions.
    Wood with a beautiful patina of use. Missing on the base and on one hand and one ear.
    Hemba or Luba-Hemba people, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Height: 10.5cm
    Mid 20th century

    Ref: G9ZPFRQ91G

    Condition As is
    Ethnic group Hemba - Emba
    Style Tribal Art (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity 20th century)
    Country of origin Congo
    Height (cm) 10,5 cm
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 69620, Ternand, France
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