Whistle with an anthropomorphic figure named “Yimbila”.
Yaka culture, Democratic Republic of Congo.
First half of the 20th century.
Height: 10 cm; Width: 3 cm; Depth: 3.5 cm.
Wooden whistle with a globulous belly, topped by an anthropomorphic figure with an upturned nose, eyes in coffee beans, presenting a polylobed hairdo. It lays on a protrusion formed by two geometric rings, enabling the nuancing of sound effects.
In the Yaka culture, the whistle is a ritual object used for collective hunts, it is worn by clan chiefs.
- Prima metà XX secolo
- Repubblica Democratica del Congo
- Buone condizioni
- 10×3×3.5 cm
- Nome dell’oggetto indigeno
- Sifflet à figure anthropomorphe
- Venduto con supporto