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

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Lot 0045 Details

Description
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.
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 traces of wear and tear and a good aged patina.
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.
Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received.. Object:
Ndop King Figure
Ethnic group / culture:
Kuba
Region/ country:
DR Congo
Material:
Wood
Period:
Mid 20th century
Condition:
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:
No
Dimensions:
48×12×11 cm
Weight:
2050 g

Reserve: $120.00

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

    Estimate $150 - $200Jun 23, 2020
    Starting Price $80
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