A small Peré sculpture

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A small Peré sculpture, Statue of worship – Pere – DRC Zaire, Ritual statuette of the Pere ethnic group in DRC Zaire. According to local sources, this type of object is used by the Lilwa initiation society during rituals of circumcision and initiation. Initiation was given to young boys.Women taught them fishing and men farmed. Boys of circumcised age were taken to the bush to develop their endurance and courage; dark bownish patina with white kaolin in particular in the heartshaped fascial planes.

400 – 500,- Euro

Height: 31 cm
430 g

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Weight 0.430 kg