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Ndop King Figure - Wood - Bushoong - Kuba - Congo DRC

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mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Ndop King Figure
Indigenous object name: Bushoong
Ethnic group/ culture: Kuba
Region/ country: Congo DRC
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 67×20×24 cm
Weight: 6700 g

Wooden carving of King Shyaam aMbul aNgoong

Male king figure (ndop) made of wood. Figure sits crosslegged on a square platform (yiing) carved with representation of a creeper vine. In front of the king is a drum.

Ndop statues are idealized representations of the nyimi or kings of the Kuba kingdom. This king reigned around 1900 and the portrait must have been made some years later.

A great example of a king figure (ndop) of the Kuba, Kongo. Good condition with a shiny aged patina, with some age cracks in the wood.
Large Ndop figures like this one are extremely rare. Unique piece!

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.

A similar item can be found in the British museum:
https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?assetId=34292001&objectId=599632&partId=1

Smaller similar item sold for € 62.400 at Sothebys:
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2007/african-and-oceanic-art-session-i-various-owners-session-ii-andreas-and-kathrin-lindner-collection-greub-collection-pf7006/lot.265.html

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Asian African Art is a gallery specialized in authentic ethnographic art from varied tribes in Africa and Asia, based in the Netherlands.
Besides the ethnographic art, we have a specialism in golden collectible coins.

For more info and other interesting items visit our website: Asian African Art from the Netherlands (Vessem).

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