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Ndop Figure – Wood – Bushoong – Kuba – Congo DRC


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Magnificient wooden carving of King Shyaam aMbul aNgoong

Male king figure (ndop) made of wood. Figure sits crosslegged on a square platform (yiing) .
Ndop statues are idealized representations of the nyimi or kings of the Kuba kingdom. This king reigned around 1900.
A great example of a king figure (ndop) of the Kuba, Kongo. Good condition with traces of wear and tear.

The Ndop statues might be the the most revered of all Kuba art forms. The Ndop (literally meaning “statue”) are a genre of figurative wood sculpture that portrays important Kuba leaders throughout the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. The Ndop figures have an important role in childbirth.

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Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Object: Ndop Figure
Ethnic group: Kuba
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 42x14x14 cm
Weight: 2700 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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