HCK 1011-01 – SOLD
Zande (also called Azande), Male Figure, DR Congo
Materials: Wood, seashell eyes, read pigment.
H: 30 cm (11,8″)
Small statuettes like this expressive one are used by the Mani secret society, which helps to balance out the power of the ruling family among the Zande people in DR Congo.
Though limited in quantity, the arts of this ethnic group are quite famous in collecting circles, and numerous masterpieces are displayed in private collections and museums.
Provenance: Private Belgian collection.
Age: Collected around 1960s.
Zande art is a fascinating mix of styles from the northern parts of Zaire (DRC), southern Sudan, and even northeastern Tanzania. Unlike their neighbours however, their art is not court art, but is linked primarily to rituals of the Mani society, which helps to balance out the power of the ruling family.Request price for Zande Figure