These spoons are not used in everyday life. They are used for rituals by the masters of ceremonies.
This copy represents an ancestor who seems asexual (lack of breasts) although it wears a long braided hairstyle, which is not necessarily a female feature. The lower body merges with the spoon itself. The sculpture is similar to that of the singiti (the great deified clan ancestors).
Dry patina of wear.
Former private collection.
- Raro cucchiaio cerimoniale antropomorfo
- Regione / Paese
- Repubblica Democratica del Congo
- Seconda metà XX secolo
- Buone condizioni
- Con supporto incluso
- 25×7×4 cm
- 120 g