Ndengese Isikimanji Figure

55031

$329.00

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Ndengese
ITEM #:
55031
ETHNICITY:
Ndengese
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
NDENGESE ISIKIMANJI FIGURE:
This figure represents a chief or king and is said to hold the powered clothing of a ruler after he dies.

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African Art

ITEM NAME:
Ndengese Isikimanji Figure
ITEM #:
55031
ETHNICITY:
Ndengese
ORIGIN:
democratic Republic of Congo
MEDIUM:
Wood, Pigment.
DIMENSIONS:
21″ (53.3 cm) Tall.
CONDITION:
Very Good.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Jean Pierre Hallet Estate Collection – California, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
Discover a masterpiece of cultural heritage and artistic excellence with the Ndengese Isikimanji Figure. Originating from the Congo, this authentic artifact represents the pinnacle of African artistry, expertly carved from wood and adorned with natural pigments. The figure stands as a formidable testament to royalty, ancestral veneration, and tradition.

Key Features:

  • Authentic Ndengese Craftsmanship: Sculpted with precision and skill, this ancestral figure exemplifies the masterful art of the Ndengese people, renowned for their intricately scarified body art.
  • Symbolic Design: The figure’s pose, with hands clasped around the umbilicus, is rich in symbolism, connecting the rule and lineage of the royal ancestors directly to their progeny.
  • Exquisite Detail: Elaborate designs etched across the torso narrate the esteemed attributes of the royal lineage, offering an almost script-like communication of the ruler’s virtues.
  • Regal Adornments: Adorned with traditional bracelets and a headdress, the figure mirrors the finery of a king, capturing the essence of coronation rituals and royal attire.
  • Cultural Significance: This historical piece is not just an aesthetic delight but also a sacred object that embodies the chief’s power and legacy, traditionally placed upon tombs to honor the unity and origins of the community.

Unique Details:

  • Provenance from Jean Pierre Hallet Estate: Having belonged to the distinguished Jean Pierre Hallet collection, this figure is not just an art piece but part of a legacy collection, revered among African art enthusiasts.
  • Investment in History: The Ndengese Isikimanji Figure is more than a collectible; it’s an investment into the profound and storied history of the Congo’s Ndengese and neighboring Kuba people.
  • Exclusive and Rare: This figure represents a rare find in the world of African art, sought after by discerning collectors for its historical relevance, cultural significance, and exceptional artisanship.

Indulge in the opportunity to own a remarkable piece of African history and art. The Ndengese Isikimanji Figure is a centerpiece that commands attention and conversation, an anchor for any serious art collection. Connect with the majesty and mystique of the ancient royal lineage through this unparalleled work of art.


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