Art African Boot Kit Forge Tsogho 2063

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller art-masque-afrique ✉️ (832) 100%, Location: furiani, Corse, FR, Ships to: AMERICAS, EUROPE, ASIA, Item: 255479493152 Art African Boot Kit Forge Tsogho 2063. Ref: sf-2063 Height: 67CMProduct DescriptionTsogho forge bellows from Gabon. Old piece over 60 years old. piece on pedestal. The Mitsogho are located roughly in the center of the southern zone of Gabon, delimited by the course of the Ogooué, famous for plastic productions linked to the art of white masks. This name designates anthropomorphic figures painted with kaolin, whose stylistic varieties must be considered as so many "avatars" of a common representation interpreted by each tribe according to its own genius. The theme, one of the constants of African art, since it is also found among the Guro and Bazdé of Côte d'Ivoire and the Bayaka of Zaire and Angola, is that of "the dead young girl", facing pale and ghostly of a spirit or a ghost, whose cold beauty is sometimes associated with that of the moon. Without going into the details of the history of research, it should be recalled that the first specimens of this type, collected at the beginning of the century, were long attributed to the Mpongwé - either by confusion with the coastal ethnic group traditionally serving as transit commercial (which does not exclude that the Mpongwé may have once possessed such masks), or by abusive assimilation to linguistically or culturally related ethnic groups (Carl KJESMEIER 1935-38). Recent research has shown that these masks with a humanist model, with eyes stretched and closed by heavy eyelids, with an enigmatically contracted smile in the sulky protrusion of the lips, which are reminiscent of certain Japanese masks, are essentially due to the Bapunu and Balumbo de la Nyanga, where this art is still alive, but where a multitude of highly differentiated types coexist in the neighboring tribes. It would perhaps not be useless to open a parenthesis here by proposing an explanation for the fortuitous similarity of appearance which brings certain Bapzmu masks of the Japanese No” masks. It comes, in our opinion, from a coincidence of stylistic features associating the white color of the face and the stylization of traditional hairstyles in a crest sometimes evoking a large bun, and above all the interpretation of an ethnic particularity specific to certain individuals of the populations from central Gabon, which is observed mainly among the Mitsogho: the eye with flower of head, very stretched and in almond, criterion of beauty attested by the term rnighèrnbè. The Bapzmu sculptors were able to draw inspiration from this physical trait specific to the Mitsogho, whether they had adopted it as an aesthetic canon (Paul du CHAILLU notices in 1854 similarities in fashion among Tsogho and Pum women and he describes hairstyles; and in particular a frontal motif formed of nine red dots which are still found on most Punu masks ), or that they wanted to plastically materialize a cultural borrowing from their beliefs. Be that as it may, however, we observe a fundamental difference (given the decadence of recent pieces) between the Punu style, the culmination of a trend towards humanist sophistication of facial features, and the Tsogho style which is extremely disparate, affirms a tendency to expressionism and schematization through a certain rusticity of means and a proliferation of forms.Part delivered with an invoice and a certificate of authenticity.African art, African masksafrican art african tribal arte africana afrikanische kunst Without going into the details of the history of research, it should be recalled that the first specimens of this type, collected at the beginning of the century, were long attributed to the Mpongwé - either by confusion with the coastal ethnic group traditionally serving as transit commercial (which does not exclude that the Mpongwé may have once possessed such masks), or by abusive assimilation to linguistically or culturally related ethnic groups (Carl KJESMEIER 1935-38). Recent research has shown that these masks with a humanist model, with eyes stretched and closed by heavy eyelids, with an enigmatically contracted smile in the sulky protrusion of the lips, which are reminiscent of certain Japanese masks, are essentially due to the Bapunu and Balumbo de la Nyanga, where this art is s Origine: Africa, Material: Wood, Type: Figure, Statue, Authenticity: Original, Brand: Unbranded

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