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Ngbaka Statue of the Mythical Ancestor Seto, Democratic Republic of the Congo | lot | Sotheby's

Makonde Muti Wa Lipiko Helmet Mask, Tanzania http://www.imodara.com/item/tanzania-makonde-muti-wa-lipito-head-of-the-lipiko-helmet-mask/

Africa | Stopper from the Makonde people of Tanzania | Wood, glass beads and domestic goat hide (leather). H: 10.2 cm. | ca. 1st half of the 20th century

"Takanakuy" is a Quechua word mostly meaning "fighting", and I also heard overthere "when the blood is boiling". It reflects very well whats going on once a year during xmass time in Santo Tomas (a remote village in the high Andes, province of Chumbivilca, Peru) where communities are celebrating this important ritual fighting.

Tanzania, Makonde wood, kaolin, traces of indigo blue paint, concave vaulted face halves, crowned by long projecting ears, slightly dam., fine cracks (right face half), on metal base; according to Karl Weule depicting a hare "sungara", which in african fairy tales is looked upon as a kind of "Reynard the Fox". The hare masks conditionally belong to the so-called "devils masks", which are characterized by vertically protruding horns. They are connected with the evil spirit "nandenga". H…

Ngbaka Statue of the Mythical Ancestor Seto, Democratic Republic of the Congo | lot | Sotheby's