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Royal Ndop Statuette Bushoong

To be established, king had to commit the incest with her sister...

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Very beautiful royal, wooden, typical statue of the ethnic group Bushoong of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Height: 40 cm, lack behind the scepter (see photos)


The sculptor Bushoong is especially known for their royal statues, appélées ndop.

The sovereign Bushoong, endowed with supernatural powers, assured(insured) fertility of the harvests and the fertility of the women: its double(copy), the named(appointed) ndop statue, assisted the childbirthes(deliveries) and played it an apotropaïque role. 

To be established, king had to commit the incest with her sister; act was prohibited in the rest of the company(society), but appropriate(peculiar) to the monarchy(kingship) and was justified by the sacred nature of the power which made fatal a relation of alliance(wedding ring) outside the family, it isolated totally the sovereign.


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